Cam Era the only approved security technology company in South Africa


Cam Era is the only Fasa approved security technology Company in South Africa. I’m sure we all agree that security is a vital service in our country today. No company can operate without a trusted security system.

Bill Sandham, the CEO, had the vision of this franchise and spent 10 years developing this particular franchise model. Starting with a blank screen he met with his largest supplier and sat with their consultant who told him he would have to productize the business but at that stage it was still and idea on a piece of paper and like most Franchisors, ideas are birthed but that’s where the work begins to bring those ideas to reality. It takes time and lots of birthing pains as you meet with consultants, legal experts and others you can use as a sounding board. There is no instant, overnight plug and play business. People need to plug themselves into your business. You start with a blank canvas and you need to have all the established, tried and trusted tools ready to put it into someone’s hands and say, “this is a model that works.” A system you can duplicate over and over.

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The Cannabis Bill explained


The legalities of Cannabis use with Garth Kallis of Fairbridges Wertheim and Becker.
The bill is still out for review. Currently a private individual cannot sell or make a profit and can only be used for personal use. However, products made with cannabis, such as cannabis teas, herbs and CBD oils can be sold and bought, under certain laws and conditions.

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Supporting your franchisees during tough economic times


Has stress become the new norm for many as we try and pick up the pieces of our lives whilst still being in lockdown due to Covid-19.  A time that will go down in history for having a dramatic impact on people’s lives from not being able to fly, to being split apart from family, to losing your livelihood, one wonders what else could possibly go wrong.

A great discussion with the CEO and Founder, Dirk Cilliers of Monkeynastix on how as the franchisor he has had to support his franchisees during lockdown.

Education in the 21st Century, preparing your child for the future

Marisa van der Merwe of Mini Chess talks about the future of education, the challenges facing teachers and the current education system that is not working.

Education, as we know it, is changing forever.  MiniChess dived in with both feet to meet the challenge head on when lockdown kicked in.

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Medical aid and health insurance a love hate relationship

Do you know what to consider when shopping for medical aid schemes for your staff?  Do  you know the difference between medical aid and health insurance?  So many things to consider that I hadn’t thought about, maybe you haven’t either, in this 30 minute interview Romany Thresher asks Bianca Viljoen about Medical aid.

Many of us find it’s  like a mine field out there choosing the right medical scheme.  What are you covered for and what not?  How do we decide which policy is right for us?

One important question one must ask these days is, “am I covered for pandemics like this?”  Health Squared have been proactive in ensuring their members full cover during this pandemic crises.  They have not only seen to the medical side of Covid 19, but are also offering help with mental issues that many members are facing at this time.

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Challenges H20 franchise business experience during lockdown


Many businesses faced some enormous challenges during lockdown.  H20 Water purification is no different.  They experienced a change in customer behaviour when consumers visited their retail outlets in shopping malls and they had to adapt their business model and took their business online.  How did franchisor Tony Marchesini and his franchisees work together to stay in business and keep their doors open.  How did they manage to retain customers and attract new customers to their business?

What challenges did H20 franchisees experience and how did you communicate with your franchisees to keep them motivated?  Listen to this 30 minute interview which is both inspiring and informative.  Apologies for the poor quality streaming in this recording.

Has it been strange for you visiting malls during lockdown?  What’s it been like for you?

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Minuteman Press Impact of lockdown and the Bounce Back Initiative

FASA interviews Minuteman Press, Duncan Diesel and Jeremy Danheisser on their Bounce Back initiative and about Minuteman Press franchise.

Questions we asked Minutman Press:

  • Who started the Bounce Back initiative and what is the Purpose of Bounce Back Movement?
  • What is the benefit to all Business owners to register on Bounce Back South Africa?
  • How much does it cost to register with Bounce Back South Africa?
  • As a franchisee of Minuteman Press, what has been involvement of your franchisor during this time?
  • How has it helped franchisees and their communities
  • For businesses that have not re-opened yet how should they be preparing to re-open?
  • What should all businesses be doing now as we start to open?
  • Why print still relevant in these digital times?


If you are a business owner register on the Bounceback South Africa website and raise your visibility


Monkeynastix strategy going forward with Covid-19 in mind

Monkeynastix is a registered trademark in more than 20 countries and has been going for 25 years this year with a member total of more than a million children since inception with more than 125 franchisees worldwide.

FASA interviews Dirk is the CEO & founder of Monkeynastix.



Questions we asked Monkeynastix:

  • With so many changes.. what’s the biggest difference between kids today and when we were kids?
  • What are the most important skills kids can learn today in order to succeed in an unknown future?
  • Advise to parents?
  • What is the picture ahead for extra murals at schools?



Reopening of the Economy and what this means for McDonald’s South Africa?


Greg Solomon CEO of McDonald’s shares insights about strategy and planning for the future with FASA.
What’s been the impact to the industry since the national lockdown and what opportunities were there for entrepreneurs within this space other than deliveries?
For a brand that promises convenience, what has this meant to McDonald’s considering that you have had to operate deliveries only?
With the next level potentially coming into effect, what does this mean for McDonald’s drive-thru business?
As the CEO of McDonalds SA what are the important business lessons you have learned during the pandemic and lockdown?
How have you reassured customers of the quality of the food that McDonald’s serve? Mc Donalds SA are giving back to the community ? Any jobs lost at McDonalds SA thus far? What is the digital future of McDonalds SA look like?