Workers’ Day 2020: Your support has never been more crucial

A unique poignancy shrouds Workers’ Day this year – an occasion meant to celebrate the endeavour and economic contribution of organised labour – as millions of South Africans face an uncertain future in terms of health, employment and economic stability. The nationwide Covid-19 lockdown and measures designed to encourage physical distancing certainly appear to have…

The Distribution of The SweepSouth COVID-19 SweepStar Funds

When lockdown hit South Africa, sooner rather than later (a bit sooner than we thought), our first concern was how this would impact SweepStars. In our annual report on pay and working conditions for domestic workers in South Africa, conducted in 2019, we found that domestic workers are the most economically vulnerable members of society….

Easter Activities in Lockdown

You may be sitting at home thinking about all the plans you had for your Easter weekend, but now stuck in your home facing the reality of lockdown. Look it’s not the end of the world, there’s so much we can do in the comfort of our homes. We have locked down some lockdown activities…

Introducing The SweepSouth COVID-19 SweepStar Fund

SWEEPSOUTH LAUNCHES FUND TO HELP DOMESTIC WORKERS SURVIVE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN AND BEYOND     At least R4 million per month will be needed to help SweepStars and their families cover the cost of basic essentials during lockdown and beyond when social distancing measures might continue to threaten their ability to work Corporates and the public…

Lockdown: Keeping Sane in the “New Normal”

When our President announced the ominous and inevitable lockdown that was hanging over our country, it was hard to feel nothing but scared and uncertain. There certainly has been so much talk about the coronavirus that it had us spirling between “there’s nothing to worry about here & the world is ending!”. We just want…

COVID-19: We’re in Lockdown

With the number of positive cases being reported increases at a vast rate, President Cyril Ramaphosa once again addressed the nation, on 23 March 2020, to advise on the protocol that the country would need to follow to ensure that we disrupt the chain of transmission and prevent the spread of the virus and the…

Make Working From Home With Kids, Easy!

Social distancing is becoming key to decreasing the spread of the Coronavirus. It can be a daunting experience, having to be cooped up in your home, so we have put together some tips and activities to help you manage your time with your kids. It is definitely a time to keep yourself and your children…

COVID-19: Key Points From President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address

On Sunday evening, 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the country around the measures that need to be taken to try and stem the COVID-19 pandemic. We have summarised the key points that were made and have listed them below: COVID-19 has been declared as the National State of Disaster, with the internal transmission…

COVID-19: How We Are Preparing SweepStars, Clients And Employees

In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the recent announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa, we would like to keep you informed on the steps we have taken and continue to take to help protect the safety of our clients, the SweepStars, as well as our staff members. Here are the actions we have…

Parents & Students: 10 Tips To Survive Leaving Home for University

Here are the life hacks for coping with the stressful time of a child heading to university or college It’s that time of year when parents pack their children off to university or college and even though it’s exciting to see them embarking on a great new adventure and following their dreams, it can also…