Khaya Power participated in the inaugural Buffalo City Franchise Expo with the aim to boost the Metro’s economy. The expo was also held to showcase successful franchise businesses and opportunities for franchisees in the province.
We were one of 50 exhibitors and more than 200 visitors expected on each day.
Seminars on the two day expo included topics on:
How to build a successful franchise brand;
The best franchise practices in South Africa;
How to run a newly bought franchise business;
Proven franchise strategies for success; and
How to transform a business into a successful franchise.
Speaking at the Launch on Wednesday 12 November, City manager Andile Fani said that the Metro is expecting a huge number of aspiring business people to invest in the city and start new businesses. MEC for Economic Development, environmental Affairs and Tourism Sakhumzi Somyo also added that the expo is a great platform for aspiring and established businesses to invest in other types of businesses including franchising.
Khaya Power last week completed operational testing of their “new” Franchise Point of Sale system. This testing was down with the developers Globetom from Centurion in Gauteng.
Khaya Power’s Power Pack recharge program is managed by GP3, a cloud based asset and voucher management system. It has been adapted from an already successful Mobile Phone Voucher distribution system that operates in a number of countries in Africa and manages distribution of Vouchers for all the major networks.
The testing involved setting up the first franchise on the system, commissioning a Wireless POS terminal and allocating a fleet of Juz Box Power Packs to the franchise.
Khaya Power has been running a “limited” manual pilot since December and look forward to now adding our existing customers to the database as well as adding new customers to the system.
Each customer is fully tracked in the system and all Power Packs out on rental are tracked and tagged.
The staff found the system to be easy to use and are happy that the manual tracking forms are something of the past.
Pictured are the trainees in the newly kitted out container in Plankenbrug, right next to Ekaneni, where 2,000 people live in shacks that are not serviced by electricity.