On the theme of localising and industrialising the South African economy, I’ve been working with the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) to enlighten Franchisors on the potential of utilising the various policies and focus points of government - including the BBBEE codes and the National Development Plan (NDP) - to strategically impact their supply chains and de-risk their businesses.
This was a discussion posed at a Wits Business School (WBS) seminar that I attended recently. The importance of the Gateway methodology is that South Africa requires regional market penetration to grow its economy through the trade of goods and services.
26 years ago to the day our former President Nelson Mandela stepped out of prison. Today, 11 February 2016, our current President Jacob Zuma took to the podium for the SONA 2016.
The SONA addresses many issues from economics to social matters like education and welfare. My article is purely focussed on business and the key points I got for the SONA.