Stay informed! Visit the SA Department of Health's website for COVID-19 updates:

Sign In

Kumon Education South Africa Franchise Opportunity
Education & Training From: R60000 to: R100000

All Provinces

A Kumon centre is a supplementary Maths and English franchise. With centres in more than 46 countries around the world, this internationally recognised franchise focuses on the development of students through the Kumon programme.

Finance Details

  • The Kumon franchise cost is a minimum of R60 000,00 to R100 000.00 (area-dependant)
    • This includes between R10 000,00 and R20 000,00 for your initial license fee. (Actual amount is dependant on the area where the Centre is placed.)
  • Working Capital: R20,000.00
  • Stock is paid for through your monthly royalty
  • You will be required to purchase tables, chairs, shelves etc. in accordance with Kumon guidelines
  • Subsidy packages for start-up, marketing and rental will be offered

*Costs relating to starting up a new business and preparation of a suitable venue will be variable depending on location and the minimum investment and working capital have been calculated using base figures. These amounts may need to be increased to ensure financial stability while growing your business.

The Ideal Franchisee

What we look for in a franchisee?

  • Do you have a degree?
  • Do you have a heart for the development of people?
  • Do you enjoy working with students of all ages?
  • Do you have an aptitude for Maths and English?
  • Are you interested in owning your own business?
  • Would you like to do so with the support and framework of a franchisor?
  • Do you have strong communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Do you have business experience?
  • Can you manage staff?
  • Are you ready to commit to a full time Kumon opportunity?
  • Do you have or have access to the capital required?
  • Are you committed to on-going learning and development?
  • Do you have strong administrative skills
  • Are you a team player?
  • Do you have a drivers licence?

If the above has caught your interest, then you should consider applying for a Kumon Franchise.

Training and Support

Initial Training and Support

  • Upon provisional approval as a franchisee you will be invited to attend the next set of training.
  • This training consists of 9 days which is held in 3 day sessions at three weekly intervals

Ongoing Training and Support

Post-opening training is also provided and compulsory


  • Gauteng
  • Eastern Cape
  • Western Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • Limpopo
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Northern Cape
  • Free State
  • North West

Franchise Details

Kumon Franchise Business

Created from a fathers desire to help his child achieve more than the schooling system could offer, Kumon has grown from strength to strength since Mr Toru Kumon first gave his son Takeshi his own designed worksheets over 50 years ago.  The Kumon Institute of Education was established in Osaka in 1958 and attracted 3000 students in its first year alone.  In no time, word spread beyond the city and new centres were established all over Japan.  In South Africa, the first Kumon Centre was opened in 1991, and in 1992 Kumon South Africa began its franchising operations with 7 centres opening in the Gauteng area.  In 1993 the number of centres was extended to Cape Town, and in 1994 we saw our first Cape Town centres opening.

In order to promote growth, as well as maximise the potential to bring Kumon to an ever-increasing number of students in South Africa, Kumon Education South Africa, (Pty) Ltd was established on the 1st of March 1997.  It is a fully owned subsidiary of Kumon Japan.


In Brief

  • Over 50 years’ experience – a tried and tested company with a wealth of franchising and educational knowledge.
  • KUMON is the largest independent education provider in the world with over 4 million currently enrolled worldwide.
  • A proven method of learning that has benefited millions of children worldwide.
  • On-going training and support provided to our franchisees.
  • On-going development and improvement of the Kumon programme.
  • Over 23,000 students currently studying on the Kumon programme in Africa – more than any other supplementary education programme in South Africa.
  • Over 200 Franchises in South Africa.
  • An internationally recognised brand.

Kumon holds regular Franchise Orientation Sessions, if you would like to find out more about these sessions, please fill in the request form at the bottom of our profile.

The franchise opportunity

  • A business that offers the Kumon Maths and English programme at a specific venue at specific times to children in the community
  • A venue dedicated to the study of KUMON maths and English only
  • Open to parents / public during working hours
  • Open a minimum of 4 afternoons a week for Kumon study
  • A well branded and instantly recognisable venue with permanent signage



  • Minimum Investment

    Includes your license fee to operate

  • Working Capital

    Stock is paid for through your monthly royalty

Verified Listing

Enquire About this Franchise

  • Please ensure you enter your phone number correctly. Only enter your country code if you do not have a South African number (Do not enter +27 or 27 before your number if you have a South African number)
  • Important Notice: Most commercial banks require a contribution of up to 50% in cash from a potential franchisee to qualify for finance.