Franchise opportunities in South Africa

Attractiveness of South Africa for the development of franchise business

Republic of South African is a developed country located in the South of the African continent. The majority of the population of the country (more than 53% and this number is growing) are city dwellers and the largest cities are Johannesburg, Cape Town, East Rand, Durban, West Rand, Sasolburg and Pretoria (all these have the population over a million).

Although the country is considered a developed one, there is a number hindrances to its sustainable development, which include a wide gap between the white minority (which makes up 15 % of the population) and the remaining population of the country, the high level of unemployment, imperfect legal regulation of the business sphere.

As the economic leader on the continent, South Africa opens a wide horizon of opportunities. The franchise sector makes up for 11.6% of the national GDP. More than 750 franchise companies operate actively in the country, thus resulting in more than 35,000 franchise outlets. The estimated annual turnover is over $35 billion.

The franchise market is well-developed, still more than 30% of it is made up by food franchises. Another interesting fact is that over 40% of all the franchises are located in the province of Gauteng, which is the economic heart of the country.

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Indicators of Business Market in South Africa

  • Capital: Pretoria

  • Currency: South African rand

  • Education Index (2013): 0.695

  • Official languages: 11 languages

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $13,321

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): 5.89

  • Population: 55.91 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $742.461 billion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 82

  • Gini: 63.1

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.666

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List of franchises for sale in South Africa

Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise Investment from $322,850
RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - Ramen shop franchise Investment from $45,000
BNI franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise Investment from $65,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment from $
Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise Investment from $45,000
Tapout Fitness franchise
Tapout Fitness - martial arts franchise Investment from $130,000
Kawaii Factory franchise
Kawaii Factory - gifts and accessories franchise Investment from $7,600
Jour franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise Investment from $336,942
al Mamà Bistrot franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise Investment from $135,000
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - healthcare coaching franchise Investment from $56,000
Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise Investment from $400,000
DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - waterless carwash franchise Investment from $9,960
KIO DA franchise
KIO DA - retail shops chain franchise Investment from $139,000
Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - family entertainment centers franchise Investment from $629,674
Monsiks Academy franchise
Monsiks Academy - kids center franchise Investment from $6,550
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