Buy and Send Gift Vouchers

Reward your loved ones or yourself in 2 Easy Steps! With SweepSouth, you can buy and send gift vouchers in 2 easy steps: 1. Select gift voucher 2. Place order Easy as that! Oh and unlike milk, our gift vouchers don’t actually expire. Use it when you wish. 🙂 Payments can be made by credit or cheque card, or via EFT. With Father’s Day nearing, you can treat him to a gift voucher for a perfectly clean home. We look forward to helping you keep it tidy! The SweepSouth Team Continue reading Buy and Send Gift Vouchers

Another Addition to the SweepSouth Team

We are excited to introduce our newest SweepSouth team member. Unathi Mqikela will play a vital role in ensuring that our customers get the support they deserve. Unathi is highly passionate, loves helping people and delivering excellent customer service. She is an adventurous accounting student, who loves to seek out new challenges. Aisha R. Pandor SweepSouth CEO Continue reading Another Addition to the SweepSouth Team

We’ve launched in the Jacaranda City

  We are happy to announce that SweepSouth is now operating in Pretoria in addition to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Centurion. We are excited to be growing our team of cleaners, and will be reaching more and more areas in the coming weeks. If you stay in these areas and are in need of a good home cleaning, book here. Otherwise, simply tell your friends and spread the news. We look forward to helping keep homes in the Jacaranda City tidy! Best regards, The SweepSouth Team Continue reading We’ve launched in the Jacaranda City

Don’t judge the model, judge the practice

The recent vitriol directed at the Uber-model is unfounded. This has been a tumultuous few weeks for businesses using the so-called ‘sharing-economy’ or ‘Uber-model’. On the 10th of March, UN Women launched an unprecedented partnership with Uber with the goal to create one million jobs for women by the year 2020. The press release stated that the purpose of the partnership was to work ‘toward a shared vision of equality and women’s empowerment’. Then, eight days later, UN Women cancelled the partnership. With the announcement of the UN Women-Uber partnership, many businesses using the Uber-model issued a sigh of relief. … Continue reading Don’t judge the model, judge the practice

Newest addition to the SweepSouth Team

We are excited to introduce our newest SweepSouth team member. Luke Kannemeyer will play a vital role in optimising operations; something that is critical to high growth. Together with the team, Luke will help ensure that SweepSouth continues to deliver an excellent service to our customers and that we find ways to further improve on customer experience as we expand. Luke is a phenomenal problem-solver and is passionate about data-driven decision making. He holds an Honours Degree in Molecular Genetics, was selected as the Most Outstanding Postgraduate Leader at the University of Cape Town in 2012, and is a Mandela Rhodes Scholar. We are extremely proud to have him on board. Aisha R. Pandor … Continue reading Newest addition to the SweepSouth Team

Now 24% Cheaper and Here to Stay

We are excited to announce our price cut of 24% effective immediately. The price cut affects all future one time and recurring bookings that haven’t been paid for yet. A number of technological factors have enabled us to bring our original price of R50 down to R38 per hour whilst further increasing the professional cleaners’ share of the revenue. There are some further exciting developments that we will be sharing insight into in the first quarter of 2015, so please keep your eyes open for our next newsletter. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Festive Season and a Happy … Continue reading Now 24% Cheaper and Here to Stay

Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

In our previous post we wrote about our experience at the Web Summit, and some of the things that were positive and not so great about attending. As mentioned one of our biggest “aha” moments was when we realised that while being an event for tech startups, the Web Summit itself is also a startup, and that there are some great lessons to be learned from how they operate, and have been able to grow from 400 attendees to over 22 000 in the last four years. Here are our takeaways: 1. Small can be good. We discussed with some … Continue reading Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

SweepSouth at Web Summit 2014

It’s been almost a month since Alen and I returned from Dublin, where we attended the Web Summit 2014. The conference is primarily technology focused, with startups attending and exhibiting and getting the chance to pitch, meet with investors and network. Apart from that, it has several offshoot “Summits”, like the Food Summit, Builder’s Summit, Marketing Summit and Sports Summit. It lasts over three days and there really aren’t enough days to fully enjoy all that it has to offer. The conference itself also has impressive stats, having had it’s inaugural event in 2010 with 400 people, and since growing … Continue reading SweepSouth at Web Summit 2014

Clean Home Technology

We at SweepSouth consider ourselves a key player in modernising access to domestic cleaning in South Africa. With our online platform, our attitude towards empowering domestic cleaners, and our approach in using technology as a tool to make getting your home cleaned hassle-free, we look forward to making our mark on the industry. Besides platforms like ours though, there are many other ways in which technology is being used to make the process of getting your place cleaned more pain-free. We list a few of these innovations below. ALMOST WATERLESS LAUNDRY Xeros, based in the US, has developed a commercial washing machine containing polymer beads … Continue reading Clean Home Technology

SweepSouth takes first prize at SiMODiSA Start-up SA

  We’re proud to announce that SweepSouth has won first prize at SiMODiSA’s Start-up SA event which took place in Cape Town at the CTICC on 10th October 2014. We have been awarded the opportunity to go on a two-month long trip to Silicon Valley where we will get the chance to be immersed in the startup culture of Silicon Valley, meet other inspiring startups, potential partners and investors, and explore our international prospects. Events like Startup SA are really important in giving startups like SweepSouth a platform to showcase their work, their potential, and their team. SiMODiSA has taken up this great initiative … Continue reading SweepSouth takes first prize at SiMODiSA Start-up SA

Here’s to Coffee for Cleaning

Traditionally the best friend of students, entrepreneurs and stressed and overworked corporate types, coffee is a godsend to many. In honour of International Coffee Day on 29th September 2014, SweepSouth lists 7 unusual uses for coffee. And here I thought our options were limited to drinking it hot or iced… Who knew that this versatile beverage could do so much? Read about these surprising uses and try at your own peril! 1. Coffee is an excellent air freshener and smell neutraliser for your fridge or car. Place a jar of coffee beans into your fridge or (parked!) car and leave … Continue reading Here’s to Coffee for Cleaning

10 Ordinary Household Items, 10 Extraordinary Household Uses

At SweepSouth, we’re all for recycling, upcycling, or even downcycling (just don’t try to get us bicycling!). It’s therefore our pleasure to give you a list of some extraordinary things you can do with ordinary household items. Check it out below! 1. Packing Peanuts 2. Pantyhose 3. Plastic Milk Jugs 4. Ice-cube Trays 5. Shower Caps 6. Toothpaste 7. Baby Wipes 8. White Wine or Apple Cider Vinegar 9. Coffee Filters 10. Coke 1. Packing Peanuts Spritz (my favourite word) perfume on to packing peanuts and hide amongst clothes or bedding for some cheap but effective deodorisers. Another great use … Continue reading 10 Ordinary Household Items, 10 Extraordinary Household Uses

Startup Lessons: Event-driven Customer Acquisition

We all know how important it is to track your site’s page views. But page-view information by itself is as useful as having a web site that tells people what you do without providing the means for them to take immediate action. Enter event-driven analytics. Event-driven analytics is a means of analysing user behaviour through events in real-time. This serves as an immediate feedback loop that you can harness to align your service or product to customer needs and ultimately increase the conversion rate. In this post, I will share a story that highlights the importance of good event-driven analytics. Analysing … Continue reading Startup Lessons: Event-driven Customer Acquisition

A Clean Home and A Happy Mind

Many people think of home cleaning as something done reluctantly, that is ticked off near-last on a to-do list full of “I don’t want to but I probably should” chores. However, data from a recent UK study commissioned by home cleaning service Homejoy suggests that keeping your home clean is more important than we may think. After conducting an in-depth survey on both women and men on their home cleaning habits, the study concluded the following: 42% of women cited mess and dirt at home as the top cause of their stress 18% of men said that cleaning was a … Continue reading A Clean Home and A Happy Mind