Consumers want convenience

Convenience in today’s stressful, time-constrained lifestyle is what global measurement company Nielsen has found in its survey on global consumer needs. A cue to manufacturers and retailers to get on board with products and services that caters to this new trend. Asked in the survey which products they ‘wish were on the market but are … Read more

FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute to make a difference and Lobby Government

With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future… and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive economic growth and strengthens private and public sector investment,’ the Franchise Association of South … Read more

National project against poverty launched with R1 Million generated in first 5 months

A ground-breaking initiative by the Nikela Charity Funding & Development Fund with the aim of raising R1 Billion every year for social upliftment, of which FASA was one of the first signatories, was launched in celebration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 87th birthday in early October. Rounda, which is a Public-Private Initiative, driven by Civil Society, … Read more

Proudly South African joins the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) for a Supply Chain Transformation Workshop

Proudly South African joins the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) for a Supply Chain Transformation Workshop. The Franchise Association of South Africa is committed to assisting its members build more inclusive supply chains and is looking to the country’s buy local advocacy campaign group to identify companies that can contribute to this transformation as … Read more

ACDC Express – Now a Member of FASA

ACDC Express shop view

FASA is proud to welcome ACDC Express as a member of the Franchise Association. With this membership ACDC Express hopes to continue its excellent growth and to show any potential franchisees that it is serious about providing them with the best possible option for owning their own successful business. ACDC Express is an electrical retail … Read more

FASA Welcomes New Brands Accredited by the Association

As the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) publishes its 2018 annual Franchise Manual that lists all its members and publishes articles of interest pertaining to franchising, it is working on various initiatives designed to assist newcomers to the sector as well as existing members.  Whilst the aim of the association is to embrace every … Read more

How to Bolster your Employee Engagement Levels for Better Business Results

Beyond Engagement, an independent and agile speciality consultancy which was founded to bring the power of Employee Engagement to African entities in a practical and results-focused format offers employee engagement levels for better business results.  They first seek to understand your business objectives (profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction, absenteeism and quality assurance), and then apply design … Read more

Economic turnaround holds opportunities for SMEs

The SONA speech by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurship has been welcomed by Tony Da Fonseca, FASA’s Chairman who in 2017 met with the chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee for Trade & Industry.  “We are encouraged by the President’s promise to increase co-operation with business and look … Read more

Creative Minds Believe the Sky’s the Limit – Whatever Your Age

Marius Lubbe, Managing Director of education franchise, Creative Minds, believes that one has only two choices in life: To move forward, Or to stay where we are, which will, in effect, cause us to go backwards eventually. “Choose to move forward” says Marius Lubbe.  “When you are looking for a job, you need computer skills … Read more

Franchise Sector Rallies to Assist in Water Crisis

As everyone around the country mobilises to try and assist the Western Cape with their water crisis, the franchise sector has also come on board to help – whether through donations or in cutting back on water usage. Many of the initiatives are spearheaded by the water retailers such as H2O, Oasis Water and Perfect … Read more