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Learning from the best at FASA's breakfast seminars

BOOK NOW for the next breakfast seminar on site selection and brand battles

ABSA's research shows franchises employ 36% more people

Last chance to book your stand for IFE 2013 9 - 11 May at the Sandton Convention Centre

Fast-tracked salt regulations angers Consumer Goods Council

More restrictions on the cards for smokers

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Consumer
Ombudsman Launched
The Consumer Goods & Services Ombudsman (Ombudsman) was launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13th March 2013, established by retailers and service providers as well as industry associations linked to the consumer sector.

 
 

FASA's Breakfast Seminars
BOOK NOW!

The next FASA Breakfast Seminar, sponsored by ABSA, USB, SA Franchise Warehouse and MC’d by Paul Rotherham will include a presentation by Dr Dirk Prinsloo of Urban Studies talking on Site Selection and Ann Nurock will talk about ‘the battle of your brand.’

Last chance to book!
IFE 2013 9 - 11 May

With over 100 franchise and entrepreneurial businesses already on board for the International Franchise Expo which takes place in Exhibition 1 of the Sandton Convention Centre from the 9 - 11th May, this is your last chance to pick up one of the last stands still available for this landmark exhibition.
ABSA research shows
Franchises employ 36% more people

The Absa small and medium enterprise (SME) index, which rose slightly over the last quarter of 2012 and was 1.4 points off its low of 92 reached in the second quarter of the same year, can be attributed to the growth of self employment - confirming that there are estimated to be around 1.2 million self-employed business people.