2023 Conference Replay

Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) 2023 Franchise Conference REPLAY

With the disruptive events of the past four years that included the devastation of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 riots and natural flooding disasters, the Conference’s theme is the ‘Road to Recovery’ as it picks up the pieces and forges ahead with expansion plans. The overriding sentiment within the franchising community during these challenging times has been manifested in a ‘we are all in this together’ attitude that harnesses the ‘power of the collective’ – be that within the association, the franchise community at large made up of various brands in over twelve sectors and together with their franchisees, the clarion call is that franchising must and will survive and prosper. The Conference will delve into what our sector needs to mitigate the challenges, use its collective power to lobby government, commit to investing in education and skills development by creating a conducive and entrepreneurial business environment that can grow their businesses and the economy.

2023 Road to Recovery Franchise Conference Highlights

What Jack Masonono from SpecTank had to say

The event attracted a diverse group of attendees from various sectors within the franchising industry. This diversity allowed me to gain insights from different perspectives, which is invaluable for broadening my network.

Overall, the franchise association event offered an exceptional networking experience that enriched my professional network and provided valuable industry insights and opened up numerous possibilities for future collaboration and growth.

Jack Masonono – SpecTank

Who should watch the replay?

Existing Franchisors

That need to network with their peers and colleagues, find out what it takes to survive the onslaught of challenges and be encouraged that franchising has the resilience and business tenacity to survive – and to thrive.

Existing Franchisees

That have been at the coalface and taken the heat of load-shedding, riots and economic woes, can network with other franchisors and fellow franchisees and know that the industry is doing all it can to assist them to recover, regroup and prosper.


That are itching to franchise that new concept, that know that the wheels will turn in their favour and they want to be at the head of the pack, will find inspiration at the outcomes of the survey and at the encouragement of successful franchisors.

Prospective Franchisees

That have borne the brunt of being in dead-end jobs, of being retrenched or who want to be in business for themselves but not by themselves, will get invaluable information from the Conference to take that step to self-employment.

Corporate Companies

That need to find ways to increase efficiencies and profits should consider franchising as a distribution mechanism as it can be a means of vertical integration that combines a high degree of control with a low degree of risk.

Service Providers

Suppliers to the franchise sector will benefit from the networking platform the Conference offers to both service providers such as financial institutions, the legal, auditing and business professions as well as product suppliers.

Franchise Information

800 +
Franchised Systems
48 K
Franchise Outlets
500 +
Employed People

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Event Speakers

Maria D’Amico
FASA Chair
Tom Mkhwanazi
Fred Makgato
Toby Shapshak
Stuff Magazine
Ms Stella Tembisile Ndabeni-Abrahams
Minister of Small Business Development
Greg Nathan
Franchise Relationships Institute-Australia
Justin Schmidt
Head, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy & Transport Logistics, Absa
Richard Mukheibir
CEO, Cash Converters of Southern Africa
Tony Da Fonseca
CEO, OBC Better Butchery
James Noble
Head of retail franchising, Absa
Pat Mahlangu
Brands & Youth Owned Brands
Pertunia Sibanyoni
Wesbank CEO
Eustace Mashimbye
CEO, Proudly SA
Ornica Mukhavhuli


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