FASA appoints 2011 councilMarch 4th, 2011 by H&R | Categories: Uncategorized
The Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) reports a record turnout to its AGM. Chairman of FASA, Rasheed Kathrada, in his report confirms the healthy increase in FASA’s overall membership growth of 29%. He attributes this in part to the upcoming Consumer Protection Act, which will compel all franchisors to align themselves to FASA’s Code of Ethics.
With economic forecasts predicting a better year with improved consumer spending and renewed energy in the business arena, FASA believes its 2011 IFE Expo which takes place from 26 to 28 May will see the show attracting a greater number of exhibitions and continue to be a draw card for visitors from across Africa and from abroad.
Kathrada notes: “Franchising, despite the recession, will continue to evolve, innovate and contribute significantly to the country’s GDP and FASA, in light of the CPA, is being recognised as the leading voice of ethical franchising not only in South Africa, but also in the rest of Africa.”
The Council for 2011 is as follows:
Elected council members who are franchisors include: chairman Rasheed Kathrada (Applebox Accounting); chairman elect 2012 Jan Davel (RealNet Holding); Gerald Brown (Captain Dorego’s); Derek Smith (Hot Dog Caf); Naas du Preez (Oasis Water); Marc Grantham (PostNet); Mark Farrelly alternate Kevin Robertson (Spur Corporation); Petrus Steyn (Pick ‘n Pay); Irma Robinson (Cardies); Steven Strange (Sausage Saloon).
Elected council members who are service providers include: James Noble (Absa Bank); Eugene Honey (Bowman Gilfillan); Ian Jacobsberg (Eversheds); Lindy Barbour (Franchize Directions); Kobus Oosthuizen (SA Franchise Warehouse); Riaan Fouche (First National Bank); Giuli Osso (Go Communications); Zamo Nkosi (Nedbank); Thabiso Ramasike (Standard Bank); and Anita du Toit (Franchising Plus).