Current and emerging Petroleum Retailers face many challenges. This sector is burdened with daunting legal and regulatory compliance, coupled with day-to-day operational challenges. SAPRA helps retailers with many of the challenges and interpretation of the sometimes-confusing industry semantics.
This year in particular saw us focus on a strong communication strategy and business rescue initiatives to help retailers navigate through turbulent times.
SAPRA acts as the conduit for Petroleum retailers to channel concerns in an organised manner. History has shown that our collaborative approach yields good results, and we will continue to develop this model.
In short, SAPRA’s role in the fuel retail industry of South Africa is to act as a mediator and advisor to all service station owners within the country. We provide our members with invaluable assistance and information which helps them navigate the complexities that exist within the industry.
Our firm believes that fuel retail outlets are a lucrative and beneficial business within the country—especially with the growth of South Africa’s economy. However, many retailers either leave the industry prematurely or are too fearful to enter the industry in the first place. This is because of some of the fears that surrounds the industry such as petrol prices, fuel shortages and labour disagreements.
SAPRA aims to bridge these gaps and initiate an easy-to-follow set of principles that make owning a fuel station simple, safe and lucrative.