FNB Franchise Leadership Summit gives FASA members preferential rates.

FNB is hosting the 7th Franchise Leadership Summit at Montecasino on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. Themed ‘Equipping you to future proof your franchise’, the summit encourages discussion amongst high calibre franchisors and industry stakeholders and is offering FASA members a special rate of R1 200 per person. The dialogue will include exploring the impact of … Read more

Survey shows SA has the sixth most shopping centre space in the world

A study by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) shows that the current size of the South African retail market is estimated at around 23.4 million square metres of gross lettable area (GLA) across 1 959 individual shopping centres – ranking it in 8th position among the 43 countries … Read more

The future of shopping centres in the spotlight


Whilst a survey in 2017 by Visa showed that South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, and a recent study by MSCI on behalf of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) shows South Africa as having the sixth most shopping centre space in the world, FASA’s Franchise survey does show … Read more

The 5 Basic Rules of Entrepreneurship


There is no reason why young entrepreneurs should feel discouraged from starting their own businesses. By following the five basic rules of entrepreneurship, they can make their journey to business success significantly less challenging.  This is according to Ben Bierman, a managing director at Business Partners Limited and a FASA member. “While it may be … Read more

Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair – Cairo, Egypt

Trade show Egypt

If you are looking for a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and opportunities in the rest of Africa then the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2018), which will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition Center hosted by the Government of Egypt in Cairo from 11 to 17 December 2018 is the place … Read more

Survey Shows SA Entrepreneurs are struggling


Although FASA’s recent survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that entrepreneurs with new franchise concepts grew from 843 to 865 and opening 3 181 outlets in the past year, the entrepreneurial environment has become more difficult. Seed Academy undertook the study of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and found that the key challenges they faced included the … Read more

Training funds and franchisee start up funds for members

Join FASA in their job creation and empowerment project – training funds and franchisee start up funds for members In the face of increased unemployment to 28.2 percent, FASA’s recent franchise surveys, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that the franchise sector is playing its part with an increase in the total number of people employed in the … Read more

9 Year old A+ Student takes 2nd place at the junior mental calculation world championships in Germany

Against stiff international competition, education franchise, A+Students learner Stiaan Scheepers who is only 9 years old achieved a 2nd place at the Junior Mental Calculation World Championship which took place in Bielefeld, Germany on Monday 24th September 2018. Chairlady and founder of A+Students was the first to congratulate Stiaan on his momentous achievement only minutes … Read more

Calling all Franchisees

The success of franchising is largely due to the handful of franchisors, who, almost forty years ago, got together to formalise the business format of franchising along international ethical standards and laid the foundation for what is today the Franchise Association of South Africa. Today the franchise sector boasts around 865 business systems, 45 011 … Read more

2018 Sanlam Survey Result highlights for Franchisors


According to FASA Chairman and MD of the OBC Group, Tony Da Fonseca, “it’s been a tough trading season for most if not all industries so it is reassuring to see that our sector is weathering this tough economy better than most. The increase in GDP contribution is encouraging but has to be viewed against … Read more