The Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA) is a trade association for franchisors, franchisees and the professional organizations that service the franchise industry. Its aim is to develop and safeguard the business environment for ethical franchising in South Africa.
With franchising universally accepted as one of the most successful business formats, FASA's role is to continually promote the advantages of franchising both to business entrepreneurs, to prospective franchisees and to the public at large.
The World Franchise Council (WFC) is a non-political association of more than 40 national franchise associations from around the world.
Proudly South African was established in 2001, born out of the 1998 Presidential Job Summit which was convened by the late former President Nelson Mandela. Like all government initiatives, its purpose is to work to combat the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and above all, unemployment.
Since South Africa opened its first franchise in the 1960’s the rest of Africa has looked on in awe at the rapid development and success of this business format and, since its establishment in 1979, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) has been the inspiration and point of contact for many other African countries wanting to establish franchising in their respective countries.
Positioned as the big voice for small business. To create employment for over nine million unemployed people, policy makers and regulators must support in practice, an enabling environment for SME to grow and flourish. We must engage on potential solutions in open discussions using facts and evidence