Battery Energy Storage Systems To Boost Reliability And The Adoption Of Renewable Energy

Despite historic declines in economic activity in 2020, we still saw a high intensity of load shedding.

Can Female Entrepreneurs Bounce Back After COVID-19?

FASA’s Franchising in Africa conference will be held virtually on the 25 and 26 August 2021.

Analysing The Costs Involved In Starting A Successful Franchise Business

By: Amith Singh, National Franchise Manager, Nedbank Business Banking.

Mr Jeff

Mr Jeff expands to U.S. market with its transformational tech-based laundry franchise.

Covid-19 Third Wave Calls For Resilience, Communication, And Empathy

With the onset of the third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic reaching South African shores, the lessons gained during the hard lockdown and second wave can help franchisors and franchisees better mitigate its effects.

Making Your Franchise A Success: Part II

You’ve done your homework, you’re sure that you want to own a franchise business and you know that you have the financial means to do so: but now what?

Franchising 101: Finding The Right Fit

In the first of a two-part series, Karen Keylock, National Franchise Manager at Nedbank Business Banking, discusses the benefits of buying a franchise versus starting a new business, shares growth sectors to consider and weighs in on upfront costs.

Franchise Sector Ready To Roll Up Its Sleeves To Assist In The Economic Recovery

The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) held its AGM and its board was able to take cognisance of government’s proposed growth plans.

Hospitality Sector Tentatively Recovers After Relaxation Of Curfew And Booze Ban

Amith Singh: National Franchise Manager, Nedbank Business Banking.

Will The Franchise Sector Survive The Second Wave And How Can Nedbank Support It?

Amith Singh, National Franchise Manager, Nedbank Business Banking.

Mr Jeff

Jeff has arrived in South Africa with its home delivery laundry service.

A Covid-19 Game Changer

How Nedbank is helping transform the franchising industry.

Nedbank Aims To Intensify Efforts To Transform The Petroleum Sector

An audit done in 2010 revealed that a large proportion of South Africa’s economically active population was still underrepresented in the petroleum sector. And, despite the targets set in the charter, the representation of women was still below 10% in the retail part of the value chain. In 2017 the Department of Trade and Industry… Read more »

Franchise Industry Code Under Consideration By Government

From negotiating rental relief with landlords and royalty fees with franchisors to asking for relaxed loan repayments with banks, franchise operators continue their battle to survive the Covid-19 lockdown as the economy tries to get back to some form of normality.

What Constitutes A Franchise?

For a business concept to qualify as a franchise, the following elements must be present…

Why Belong To The Franchise Association Of South Africa?

Are you a budding entrepreneur with big ideas wanting to franchise your concept? A warning against being ‘penny-wise, pound foolish.”

Flexible Working – The New Franchise Frontier In South Africa

SPONSORED: The flexible office market is worth USD 25 billion in annual revenue and three in ten buildings in every city around the world could offer comprise flexible workspace by 2030.

Press Room

Press Room In Sunday Times Franchising, we will be taking a closer look at the franchising industry in South Africa, examining two important sides: the franchiser and the franchisee. This publication will be filled with insights from industry leaders, company profiles, testimonials and case studies. You have the opportunity to get involved: contribute to the… Read more »