FASA Salutes and Remembers Pam Golding

South African property icon and leading businesswoman, Mrs Pam Golding (90), founder and Life President of the Pam Golding Property group, passed away peacefully on 3 April 2018 at her home Wittebomen in Constantia.  The Chairman, Executive Director and members of FASA convey their sincerest condolences to a woman who left her mark in the … Read more

Brace Yourselves for New Taxes

As we recover from the Easter holiday week-end, consumers and businesses will be faced with the cold reality of recently introduced taxes that will make a dent in all our pockets from the 1st April. These include:   VAT INCREASE For the first time in over 25 years VAT has increased from 14% to 15% … Read more

Franchise Grows in a Tight Economy

  When the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA), together with sponsor Sanlam commissioned Research IQ in 2014 to conduct a survey of the industry and track its growth, South Africa and the world had already been in a recession for five years. Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise … Read more

Highlights of the Franchisee Survey

TIME IN BUSINESS The results from this survey show that two in five (41%) of franchisees have been in business for more than ten years and 69% for more than five years. The average number of years in business has increased from 7,8 in 2016 to 10,3 in 2017 over the whole sample.   LOCATION … Read more

Franchisees Flourish within the Support System of Franchising

In today’s difficult trading environment starting a business or even a franchise does not guarantee success but as one franchisee put it, “I would rather be in business within a franchise system than be facing all these challenges on my own.” The Franchise Association of South Africa, in addition to conducting a survey on the … Read more

51% Black Woman Ownership for Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals is proud to announce that Carolyn Diaz, managing director of Express SA, is now a 51% owner of Express SA. Carolyn has over 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry and has been the managing director of Express SA for the past 10 years – ensuring the success of the Express Services … Read more

How to Build a Business on the Back of Franchising

Ridge Sass, Master Franchisee who owns multiple TOP T stores in Limpopo Province is a man on a mission.  We asked him to tell us about his entrepreneurial journey on the back of a successful franchise brand. “My journey as a TOP T Franchisee started in March 2015 when I was given the opportunity to … Read more

Want to Promote your Food? Put a Logo on it!

Forget about the logo on the serviette, on the condiments or on the glasses – to capitalize and get social media exposure, restaurants and fast food outlets internationally are branding their food for maximum exposure. According to a report on www.bloomberg.com, what’s on your plate – from your tuna steak to the bowl of pasta … Read more

From Finance to Fitness – And a Successful Body20 Franchise

Women today are used to juggling a range of tasks – from being in the corporate world to raising a family.  Never in her wildest dreams did Nivi Kassiram, owner of Body20, Atholl Square in Sandton think she would swop her power suit for workout gear – and loves every minute of it! As a … Read more

Women Make Great Franchisees

Franchising holds a special attraction for women in that it provides the necessary safety net that a normal start-up business does not provide and women are particularly good at working within a system. Women entrepreneurs are opting for franchise options where they can work from home as they often have to fill additional roles such … Read more