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McDonald's South Africa


On 17 March 2011 Cyril Ramaphosa was appointed as Developmental Licensee (DL) for McDonald’s South Africa. As the new DL, Mr. Ramaphosa is responsible for the operation of McDonald’s restaurants in South Africa which will give him a 20-year Master Franchise Agreement with McDonald’s International.


Shanduka owns 70% of McDonald's South Africa and Cyril Ramaphosa 30%. The company will continue to build the McDonald’s brand in South Africa and optimise results. McDonald's opened its first restaurant in South Africa in November 1995. Today, McDonald's operates 161 restaurants in nine of South Africa's provinces - Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Free State, Northern Province, North West and Northern Cape.


South Africa is one of the most successful markets in McDonald's international history. A record was set when South Africa opened 30 restaurants in just 23 months, at one stage opening 10 restaurants in 78 days. McDonald's has already invested more than R750-million directly into the South African economy and we are committed to the success of the South African market.McDonald's is renowned for its training throughout the world. South African crew members receive comprehensive training in restaurants across the country. The company has trained and employed over 6000 South Africans at various levels, including franchisees, restaurant managers and crew.


Currently more than 97% of all food served in McDonald's restaurants is produced by local South African suppliers to McDonald's highest quality standards. All of McDonald's SA restaurants are approved by the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust.


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