THE FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA IS THE ONLY RECOGNISED REPRESENTATIVE BODY FOR THE FRANCHISE INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA WHICH GENERATES ALMOST 12.5% OF GDP


JOINING FASA

Effective 1 January 2017

FASA, as the official body for franchising in South Africa, has, as the underlying basis on which membership is granted and controlled, a Code of Ethics and Business Practices to which all members subscribe.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

Please take note of the following information which applies to all applicationsfrom franchisors and service providers
members:-

  • All applications are forwarded to FASA's membership committee for comments and final approval, where applicable.
  • The entire approval process takes between 4 and six weeks from date of submission depending on the number of questions or suggested amendments raised by the membership committee and the applicant's response time.
  • The annual membership fees are R15,495.00 (excluding VAT). A once-off legal fee of R4,495.00 (excluding VAT) is payable in respect of franchisor membership applications only. Please note if the applicant's franchise agreement was written by a franchise attorney who is a member of FASA, the legal fee is waived. For payment details, please contact Shereen Davids on 011 615 0359 or email shereen.davids@fasa.co.za

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDER MEMBERSHIP

This category is open to professional practices that wish to provide professional services of high ethical standards to the participants in the franchise sector. These include law firms, banks, insurance companies, franchise consultants, brand and marketing companies, IT companies and many others. In order to complete your membership application, a service provider application form has to be completed, signed and submitted together with a member's declaration document. Please note this document must be printed on the applicant company's letterhead, duly completed and signed by the correct/relevant representative of the applicant company.

If you are applying for Professional Service Provider Membership, you have to complete the following 3 documents:

  1. Download the application form for Professional Service provider membership - pdf download or download word document
  2. Download Professional Service Provider Member's Compliance Certificate. Please copy the text in the linked document and paste it on your company letterhead.
  3. Details required for your free entry in the annual Franchise Manual, website and Supplier Manual.

Kindly note the application form must be completed manually as the association requires a record of your signature.

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