Open Letter Regarding SweepStar Pay

Open letter sent in response to false allegations made to John Maytham during his stand-in on Kieno Kammies’ breakfast show on 3rd of January. Morning John, Hope you’re well. I’m the co-founder of a young company called SweepSouth, which is an online home cleaning services platform that aims to provide homeowners a convenient way to…

Fair Working Conditions For Your Domestic Work

A large portion of the South African workforce – about 1 million people, according to Statistics SA – is made up of domestic workers and historically, domestic workers have been among the most exploited of all workers, labouring long hours for little pay, sometimes on the receiving end of abuse by their employers. Significant steps…

Domestic Workers’ Average Cost Of Living

At 26.6%, South Africa’s employment rate is unsustainable in the face of the rising cost of living, and job losses due to slow economic growth. Unemployment in South Africa is higher than that in Botswana (18.4%), Gabon (18.5%) and Namibia (25.5%). Large sections of the South African population suffer from chronic joblessness, trapped in a…

Mpumalanga, We’ve Arrived

Job opportunities are being created for hundreds of unemployed and underemployed individuals as our domestic cleaning services become available in Mpumalanga.   Similar to how Uber connects drivers with people looking for rides, we connect domestic workers registered on our platform with homeowners looking for a domestic worker, allowing this underserved segment of the workforce…

A Celebration Of Love

This February we ran a #monthoflove campaign encouraging our online community to share the love and not only think about themselves but others as well. One of the main reasons why SweepSouth was started was to create dignified work opportunities to previously unemployed and underemployed individuals. With around 70% of the SweepStars on our platform…

Convenience At Your Fingertips With Our Mobile App

Here at SweepSouth, we believe that there is a better way to think about the cleaning industry and an easier way to connect those in need of cleaning assistance in the home with those in need of work at the simple tap of a button. We use and improve the technology at our fingertips to deliver the best cleaning service available.

How To Prepare Your Home For The Arrival Of Your SweepStar

Somehow you came across SweepSouth and booked yourself a well-deserved home clean but now you’re probably not sure what it is that you can do to ensure your SweepStar provides you with a 5 star clean … Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found over at our help center but here we’ll…

Celebrating Home Cleaning Heroes

Domestic workers play a massive role in the South African economy and homes across the globe. More than a million women are employed as domestic workers in the country, many of them the sole bread-winners in their extended families. Despite the incredible daily challenges they face, these women approach their work with pride and professionalism….

Uncovering A Hidden Talent

As SweepSouth customers know, our top SweepStars are incredibly talented, especially when it comes to keeping their homes spotless. What those customers might not always think about, however, is the hidden talents they don’t see. Every now and then, though, something magical happens and our customer learns that their SweepStar has skills that go far…

Get The Most Out Of Your Home Appliances

Nobody likes when a home appliance fails on them – it can be a costly inconvenience! Fortunately, our SweepStars have some tips to ensure that you get the most use out of your appliances for many years to come. Avoid inconveniences and save money by following these simple hacks to make your home appliances last…