Preparing for recovery


“The Franchise industry will make a faster and better recovery post-Covid-19 than most other business categories.”

With that in mind, the Franchise Association has partnered with the Sunday Times to produce its definitive Franchising print and digi-mag on the 27th September 2020 which will take a closer look at how the franchise sector has fared during this pandemic and why it is poised, as a proven business format, to bounce back and reclaim its position as an important cog in the South African economy – which in 2019 contributed almost 14% to GDP through its over 800 franchise systems and over 47 000 outlets.

The entrepreneurial spirit that drives franchising will not be suppressed and already, franchise brands, both established and new, are making plans to re-structure, revive and launch their products and services to fit into the new world order. If you are one of those forward-thinking franchisors or are a service provider to the industry, this is your chance to make your mark as one of the leaders in the post-Covid recovery and show the world how you survived and how you intend to thrive going forward.

The effects of the pandemic on businesses has shown that franchises have fared far better than other stand-alone businesses simply due to the nature of franchising in offering a support structure and a sense of looking out for each other and ‘being in it together’. For those who are looking beyond the pandemic to investing in the new future, the model and the advantages and of owning a franchise far outweigh the risks of going it alone. In this atmosphere of volatility and uncertainty, more and more South Africans are looking to invest their time, money and efforts in a tried-and-tested business model that works.

You are invited to be part of the 2020 edition of the Sunday Times Franchising supplement.Sunday Times Franchising will be distributed to 20 000 Sunday Times subscribers and will be available for view on Business Media Mag

For pricing info click here and for more info on participation options please contact Roman Ross on 073 253 9440 or email on

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