10 vehicle safety tips for your festive season trip


With the festive season around the corner, it’s a time to take that much-needed break and reflect on the year’s up’s and down’s and spend time creating memories with those nearest and dearest! FASA member AAAS has given us some tips to make sure your vehicle is safe and ready for that holiday trip – whether you’re heading for the bush, a scenic retreat in the mountains, or a blissful beach holiday at the coast.

“Millions of South African motorists will take to the highways to get to their favourite holiday destinations this festive season. A holiday is intended to be a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but the difference between pleasure and a dreadful holiday often depends on whether you take the time to prepare your vehicle for the trip. Many common vehicle problems can be picked up by inspecting your vehicle, listening for strange noises, noticing unusual odours or even sensing a difference in the way a vehicle drives;” says Hugo Grobler, National Franchise Manager at Auto Care Diagnostics, (ACD).

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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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FASA signs MOU with Small Business Institute to make a difference and Lobby Government

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With Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni’s mini-budget speech still resonating and giving some hope with his call that ‘together, as a country, we can rebuild and recast our future… and choose a path that takes us to faster and more inclusive economic growth and strengthens private and public sector investment,’ the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Small Business Institute (SBI).

According to Vera Valasis, FASA’s Executive Director ”the collaboration with SBI will provide FASA with an official ‘voice’ to be represented and lobby through the SBI at BUSA level on business related issues that arise on a regular basis. We hope our involvement with both the SBI and BUSA will help strengthen the voice of small business and franchising in particular to government.”

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National project against poverty launched with R1 Million generated in first 5 months


A ground-breaking initiative by the Nikela Charity Funding & Development Fund with the aim of raising R1 Billion every year for social upliftment, of which FASA was one of the first signatories, was launched in celebration of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 87th birthday in early October.

Rounda, which is a Public-Private Initiative, driven by Civil Society, with the full backing of Government and support from major South African business industries, encourages the public to make every cent count and is a way for all of us to play our part to eradicate poverty in South Africa.

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Be part of FASA’s 2019 40th Anniversary Franchise Manual

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The 2019 Franchise Manual, the official annual directory for the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) will take a journey through time celebrating the Franchise Association’s 40th anniversary as the representative body for the franchising sector. To be part of this anniversary issue – either as a FASA member, a prospective franchisor or a supplier to the industry, book your ad space now!

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