Global recognition for Signarama Southern Africa

At the Signarama World Expo which recently took place in Cancun, Mexico. Signarama Southern Africa franchisor, represented by Kurt Tyack, received the award for the Master Partner of the Year as the top performing Signarama country network in the World (outside of the US and Australian markets).

The award is the culmination of a great deal of hard work, and was accepted with a great deal of pride by Kurt Tyack in Cancun. “This award is testament not only to the work put in by everyone at the Signarama support office in South Africa to develop and grow the brand, but also the hard work put in every day by our incredible network of franchisee partners”, explained Tyack.

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Sanlam confirms its sponsorship of FASA’s Franchise Surveys

Sanlam has, for the fifth year, confirmed its sponsorship of the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA)’s Franchise Surveys. The surveys are an important barometer that track the success of this unique business system which in the latest survey shows an estimated turnover of R721 billion equivalent to 15,7% of the total country’s GDP. Its 865 franchise systems support over 45 000 outlets operated by franchisees who in turn employ 369 573 people.

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McDonald’s to invest R3Bn in SA over the next 5 years


McDonald’s South Africa has committed to invest R3 billion into the country over the next five years, the company announced at the South African Investment Conference held in Johannesburg recently.

With the planned openings of over 120 restaurants in the next 5 years, McDonald’s SA says this capital expenditure will positively impact the construction and manufacturing sector across the country.

“Through this expansion, 7,000 new jobs will be created and we plan to recruit matriculated youth across the country to be employed within our restaurants,” says McDonald’s SA CEO Greg Solomon.

As part of its training and development efforts, the fast-food chain’s newly planned Hamburger University in Johannesburg will improve over 12,000 of their staff members’ skills in the business. Both internal and external accredited courses will be part of the training curriculum.

Using its scale as a business to impact the procurement system, the company also says it has started with “a significant plan to advance transformation” particularly in areas of agriculture and livestock farming.
Source: BizCommunity

25 Years of Anat – A brand built on Chutzpah and Pita


Over the past 25 years, Middle Eastern eatery Anat and its founder Anat Apter have risen from humble beginnings to having more than 20 stores spread across South Africa.

“I never wanted to be in the family food business, but after falling on hard times, I heard my mother’s voice in the back of her mind saying that if I ever needed cash fast, I should go and sell falafel! So using my grandmother’s recipes, I did,” says Apter.

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Do you want to be part of the only financial services franchise of its kind in South Africa?


FASA represents around 17 business sectors in South Africa – a figure that pales compared to other countries that boast anything from 50 to 70% of their business sectors going through the franchise system. FASA is proud to welcome BeztForex as a member that is spearheading a completely new category in the Financial Services franchise sector, offering exciting franchise opportunities in banking space of providing Foreign Exchange products and services to importers and exporters from all market segments.

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