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Doves is now franchising selected existing branches.  We are looking for strong candidates who are willing to take over existing branches as an exciting business opportunity.

Doves Group is one of the largest funeral directing companies in Southern Africa and a major role player in the progressive development of the funeral industry, we have over 130 years experience of insuring a dignified service!

Doves Group runs a national network in excess of 160 branches in all the 9 provinces, providing insurance, funeral services and related products. Doves Group in an authorized financial services provider with its funeral insurance underwritten by Union Life.

Offerings:

  • Burial services
  • Funeral insurance
  • Memorials
  • Repatriation
  • Cremations and handling of ashes
  • Embalming
  • Caring for the deceased
  • Home funeral arrangements

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Finance

  • Initial fee: R150 000 (ex VAT)
  • Set-up cost: Dependent on branch R500 000 – R2 450 000
  • Deposit: Minimum R300 000
  • Training: Yes – Comprehensive initial Training on operations and business management
  • Working Capital: Approximately R300 000
  • Total Investment: R950 000 – R 2 900 000 site dependent
  • Royalty fee: 8% of turnover (minimum of R7 000)
  • Marketing fee: 3% of turnover

What do you get for the investment?

  • Turnkey Business
  • All Equipment, assets and vehicles required for the branch.
  • Comprehensive training and support.

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Territories/Locations

Mpumalanga

  • Lydenburg: R570 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Witbank: R450 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Barberton: R510 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Bethal: R730 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Ermelo: R460 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Middelburg: R450 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Piet Retief: R450 000 (including initial franchise fee)

Free State

  • Aliwal North
  • Kroonstad
  • Qwa Qwa
  • Harrismith
  • Bethlehem

Limpopo

  • Modimolle: R1 310 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Makhado: R600 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Polokwane: R1 310 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Lephalale: R1 520 000 (including initial franchise fee)

North West

  • Ventersdorp: R450 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Potchefstroom: R450 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Thabazimbi: R450 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Letlhabile: R560 000 (including initial franchise fee)

Western Cape

  • Mooreesburg and Malmesbury are going to be sold together as one business: the purchase price is R1 160 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Vredenburg R650 000 (including initial franchise fee)
  • Vredendal R1 300 000 (including initial franchise fee)

Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Amanzimtoti
  • Stanger
  • Hammarsdale
  • Tongaat
  • UMzimkhulu
  • Kokstad
  • Harding
  • Mount Ayliff
  • Izingolweni
  • Mount fletcher
  • Bizane
  • Eshowe
  • Pongola
  • Umtubatuba
  • Jozini
  • Manguzi
  • Paulpietersburg
  • Nongoma
  • Richmond
  • Greytown
  • Kranskop
  • Maphumulo
  • Estcourt
  • Volksrust
  • Memel
  • Ixopo
  • Hillcrest
  • Osizweni
  • Umlazi Mall
  • Howick
  • Isipingo
  • Ulundi CBD

Training and Support

Initial training and support: Comprehensive Induction Training Programme

Ongoing training and support: Dedicated Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Marketing, I.T department’s support. Monthly meetings with an area manager. Ongoing on-site training as needed.

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About Doves Franchises

 

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Doves Group was established in 1883 as a funeral directing organisation in Durban initially named Doves Funeral Services. Doves Group emerged in 1959 when Homes Trust Funeral Services, through a series of acquisitions, acquired industry respected funeral directing companies such as Goodall & Williams, Doves, Doves & Adlam Reid and Jones & Rice. During the 70’s, Saffas (South African Federation of Funeral Assurance Societies) also became part of Homes Trust Funeral Services.

Doves funerals - cars

In 1989, the senior management team purchased the company from Metropolitan Life and changed its name to HT Group. HT Group established its own insurance company, HTG Life in 1993 (now known as Union Life). The name was subsequently changed to Doves Group in 2004. NIC acquired 100% shareholding in Doves Group through Brevity Trade 12 (now called 360 FSG).

Doves Group is one of the largest funeral directing companies in Southern Africa and a major role player in the progressive development of the funeral industry.

Doves Group was the founding member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and is currently the member of South African Funeral Practitioner’s Association (SAFPA) and the Funeral Federation of South Africa (FFSA). Doves Group has influenced the present day structure of the funeral industry.

Doves Group runs a national network in excess of 160 branches in all the 9 provinces, providing insurance, funeral services and related products. Doves Group in an authorized financial services provider with its funeral insurance underwritten by Union Life.

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Who’s Ideal for a Doves Franchise?

  • Skills: Sales and service driven
  • Experience: Business Management would be helpful
  • Personality Traits: Resilient, Leader, Action-driven, Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Role of franchisee: Hands on owner operator of a branch

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MTI (Maximum Total Investment)
R600,000 - R700,000
R700,000 - R800,000
R800,000 - R900,000
R900,000 - R1,000,000
R1,000,000 - R1,500,000
R1,500,000 - R2,000,000
R2,000,000 - R3,000,000
R3,500,000 +
Province
Western Cape
Free State
KwaZulu-Natal
Mpumalanga
Limpopo Province
North West