Our Hearts Go Out To Everyone In SA

A message from our CEO & Co-Founder, Aisha Pandor: As SweepSouth, we would like to express our deep appreciation for the manner in which South Africans have come together to support each other in the face of this unrest that has shaken the nation. While we strongly support the right to peaceful protest and the building of a more inclusive economy, the events of the past week have put the lives and livelihoods of our most vulnerable citizens at risk. Our sincere condolences go out to the families of those who have lost their lives and we wish a swift … Continue reading Our Hearts Go Out To Everyone In SA

Give Hope, Give 67 Minutes for Mandela Day

This July, the world takes time to reflect on a world legend and our former president, Nelson Mandela. We would like to take the time to thank him for his incredible leadership and commitment towards the people of South Africa and the rest of humanity. Along with our mission, Nelson Mandela wanted to change the lives of many people for the better. On Mandela Day, we dedicate ourselves to give 67 minutes towards a cause hoping to make the world a better place. If you’re not sure how you can help, here’s 5 ways you can give 67 minutes for … Continue reading Give Hope, Give 67 Minutes for Mandela Day

Taking Care of Your Loved Ones From a Distance

Thanks to the pandemic, brunch with the girls, Sunday family fun day and road trips with friends were all put on hold. Where we used to hang out with our loved ones every week, months went by with our only connection being hours spent on Facetime, Zoom and Google Hangouts.  Even as life returns to the new normal, the frequency of in-person meetings is still lower than it was before the pandemic — especially for those with risk factors. So how exactly can you show your loved ones you still care, without being there in person?  1. Frequent check-ins  Human … Continue reading Taking Care of Your Loved Ones From a Distance

Reaffirming our Commitment to Non-discrimination and Equity

SweepSouth’s commitment to non-discrimination and equity At SweepSouth we are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equity throughout the company. We achieve this in several ways:  – We equalise the playing field by allowing SweepStars to rate customers, giving them power not seen outside of the platform to decide who they want to work for. – We do not categorise our SweepStars by any segment which could promote xenophobia, racism, or sexism. We purely show customers the best SweepStars based on their performance when you book. This list cannot be filtered. – Any reported instances of racist behaviour of … Continue reading Reaffirming our Commitment to Non-discrimination and Equity

Pay & Working Conditions For Domestic Workers Across Africa

The fourth annual SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Workers Across Africa gives us a descriptive overview of the current living conditions of the women and men who take care of our homes and office spaces by providing professional cleaning services. This year, SweepSouth took it a step further and expanded its reach across Africa, adding additional African countries to the report to create an even bigger picture of the domestic worker industry. With collective data from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, a vast comparison across countries is given to describe the lives of domestic workers and … Continue reading Pay & Working Conditions For Domestic Workers Across Africa