South Africans have become used to our energy supplier ‘crying wolf’. After the debilitating electricity blackouts back in 2008 when we all rushed out to buy generators and businesses geared themselves to operate with alternative power, Eskom has, over the past five years threatened power cuts which, by and large, didn’t happen. Now, word out there is that this time it’s for real and South Africa can expect rolling blackouts this winter... Click here to view the full article
Despite the economic recession still holding its grip on business growth, franchise companies in South Africa seem to be following the international trend of being far more resilient than other business sectors and showing good signs of growth and recovery. This is seen in the uptake on stands for FASA's International Franchise & Entrepreneurial Expo (IFE) which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from the 9th to the 11th May 2013... Click here to view the full article
The Franchise Association in South Africa (FASA), a long-standing member of the World Franchise Council, has been mandated to establish a franchise federation on the African continent which in time will apply for membership of the World Franchise Council in its own right. The inaugural meeting of the Pan African Franchise Federation will be held on Thursday 9th May 2013 in Johannesburg and invitations have gone out to public and private entities throughout Africa who have an interest in establishing a franchise association in their respective countries... Click here to view the full article
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