The true power of franchising lies in its ability to create opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs and level the playing field for businesses of all sizes.

Peter Moyanga

President, Franchising Association of South Africa

Welcome to Africa Franchise Center

We’re the future of African entrepreneurship

We’re dedicated to driving economic growth and prosperity across Africa. Through strategic partnerships and tailored solutions, we help SMEs scale their businesses and create employment opportunities. Join us in shaping the future of African entrepreneurship.


Discover the Pulse of Africa's Franchise Sector with Our Comprehensive Index

Explore the Africa Franchise Index, 2024 and uncover insights into Africa’s dynamic franchise sector. Our comprehensive index keeps you informed with the latest trends and developments, ensuring you stay ahead of the curve. Dive into current and past editions to gain valuable perspectives and stay updated on the pulse of franchising in Africa.

Highlights from the index:

  • The food & beverages sector is perceived to be the most lucrative at 71.4%
  • About 30% of respondents who filled this survey are business owners
  • Over 75% of respondents prefer a franchise brand to an individual brand
  • 33% of franchise owners ventured infranchising because of profit.
  • 63% of respondents enjoy a positive experience with franchises
  • Uniformity of service is the highest-rated factor considered in visiting a franchise

View more insights from AFI 2024 🡥


Explore the Range of Franchise Development Services AFC Offers to Drive Growth and Prosperity.

Franchise Self-Assessment Toolkit

Assess Your Readiness for Franchising

Unlock your potential for franchising success with our Franchise Self-Assessment Toolkit. Evaluate your readiness and strengths through interactive questions. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or new to business ownership, our toolkit provides valuable insights. Take the first step towards your franchising journey today.