The Franchise Association of South Africa is seeking to identify companies that can contribute to its transformation plans and assist the company to increase the levels of local procurement.
The two organisations are hosting joint workshops in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 13 September and 21 September 2018 to work with franchisees, franchisors and SMMEs in workshop and matchmaking sessions.
“We have been working with FASA for some time now and really appreciate the way in which they have embraced not only transformation but the whole concept of how their organisation can make a significant contribution to localisation. We are grateful for their contribution to our agenda, and hope that our members will rise to the occasion and grab as many opportunities to supply to FASA members as possible,” says Eustace Mashimbye, Proudly South African Chief Executive Officer.
According to Vera Velasis, Executive Director of FASA the association and its members have been very keen to transform their franchises and support local, black-owned suppliers.
“Our challenge is to match credible black suppliers with franchisors so the lifeline offered by Proudly South African couldn’t come soon enough. Many franchisors such as Pick and Pay and Food Lover’s Market have for quite some time been leading local procurement, but a formal database has been lacking. The aim of partnering with Proudly South African is to introduce their database of pre-qualified SMMEs to FASA’s members and encourage all franchisors to look at meaningful supply chain transformation”.