It happened almost immediately… It was like wildfire. Within a week we had immediate reaction, and then it just grew. And grew.— Allan Ranson, Spur franchisee
The quote above refers to the boycott of Spur in response to an incident in March which saw a white man banned from Spur restaurants after behaving aggressively towards a black woman.
The right-wing Front Nasionaal has claimed responsibility for the boycott.
Franchise owners claim drops in turnover ranging from 23% to 45%.
In 34 years I have never seen anything like it… We are battling. We are suffering…— Allan Ranson, Spur franchisee
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ranson, who is a co-owner of Spur restaurants in Welkom, Durban and East London, and Morne Brown, another Spur franshisee.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
For more detail; read this Daily Maverick article.
Spur is definitely assisting us in terms of concessions.— Morne Brown, Spur franshisee
We don’t want to see people without jobs.— Morne Brown, Spur franshisee
We get a lot of abuse on social media [from Front Nasionaal].— Allan Ranson, Spur franchisee
Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.
Please share this with your Ford-driving friends. Fire hazard, again! They must "immediately” contact a dealership.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews labour economist Andrew Levy.
Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla is the parastatal's new acting CEO. Bruce Whitfield interviews energy expert Chris Yelland.
State Capture… Corruption… it just goes on and on! The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka.
The 159-year-old icon failed to evolve. Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.
Is the spectacular rise in the value of Bitcoin realistic? Bruce Whitfield interviews Personal Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.
Ray White interviews Wayne Duvenage, Chairperson at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA).
Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.
How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.
Bruce Whitfield interviews one of our most beloved artists of all time about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.
Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.
WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...
Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?
Patrick Soon-Shiong, son of Chinese immigrants to SA, is the world’s richest doctor and the wealthiest resident of Los Angeles.