SweepStar Stories: A Dream Come True With FlySafair For Debra & Her Mom

Mother’s Day is about honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers (and motherly figures) in society but in our case it is also about celebrating and rewarding our SweepStars (the women on our platform) who form part of an industry that is often unrecognised. This…

Tips Meghan Markle & Prince Harry (Probably) Won’t Need As New Parents

With the world’s focus currently on the birth of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child, Earl of Dumbarton, it is easy to forget that countless other first-time parents are facing many of the very same stresses that Harry and Meghan are worrying about right now. Here are a few practical tips that Meghan and…

Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is about honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers (and motherly figures) in society. This May we’d like to celebrate them with four weeks of giveaways. We’re giving away a series of prizes twice a week that you could win for you and…

Fair Working Conditions For Your Domestic Worker

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…

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….