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Franchising: Moving onwards and upwards…

2017 was a year fraught with challenges for both consumers and business alike. South Africa has however remained an eye-catching destination for international brands looking to expand their businesses; none show this more than franchising in South Africa. (more…)

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Franchising holds growth opportunities for SMEs

The resilience and vitality of the franchising industry in South Africa is more apparent than ever, and increasingly becoming a notable asset to the country. Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), says that the franchising sector continues to grow on all fronts, and is increasingly offering business opportunities for local entrepreneurs […]

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Franchising grows in a tight economy

Despite trying socio-economic conditions, political uncertainty and tough trading conditions, the franchise sector has held its own over the past four years growing its contribution to the country GDP from 9.7% in 2014 to its present figure of 13,3% and its estimated turnover from R465 billion in 2014 to R587 billion in 2017. This is […]

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5 Franchise trends for 2017

Here are 5 franchise trends expected in South Africa in 2017… South Africa’s economy is under significant pressure and does not promise a great deal of progress for business or consumer – with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicting only 0.8% growth in 2017. Franchising, however, is one sector that has consistently shown its resilience by […]

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