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

Help Senzo Make A Difference

Meet SweepStar Senzo Msimango! In 2019 he opened up a bakery in KwaMashu, Durban to help better the lives of the youth in his community and also provide affordable treats to the people in the townships. “Through my bakery, I mentor the children in my community and coach them at a young age to keep them away from drugs and alcohol abuse,” he says. Senzo also helps them to make an honest living, by giving them baked goods to sell and earn a commission. “I will also be teaching them how to bake, so they will be gaining a skill … Continue reading Help Senzo Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Meet SweepStar Thokozani Phiri! She needs your help to rebuild her life and improve her living conditions. After a dreadful flood that occurred last month, Thokozani lost everything leaving her and her 11-year-old daughter without a proper place to sleep. “We were living in a room that had holes which resulted in the rain drenching and damaging all my furniture,” she says.  Thokozani currently lives in a room with her daughter with little to nothing. “We’re sleeping on a mattress that a neighbour gave us and a hot plate which only works on one side,” she says. Her biggest hope … Continue reading Make A Difference

Here’s How To Make To Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

Meet Sylvia Thusi from Soweto! After losing both her husband and her mother in less than a year, Sylvia has been struggling to make ends meet. Help her invest in her three children’s Mpilenhle, Sanele and Ntando’s future by raising funds for their education. “As a single parent I failed to provide my kids with food, school uniform and stationery,” says Sylvia.  With two of her children attending Langlaate Technical High School, she’s struggling to buy the necessary items for them to pass their exams. Mpilenhle and Sanele both have a passion for engineering and nothing would make Sylvia happier than … Continue reading Here’s How To Make To Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

SweepSouth Foundation Launches New Initiative

SweepSouth, the number one home services platform in South Africa, is launching a new initiative to raise funds in hopes to better the lives of domestic workers in South Africa who need help. It is the latest project being supported by the SweepSouth Foundation which was founded last year. Called Make A Day, Change A Life, it will be an ongoing initiative to highlight the needs of a different SweepStar (the workers using the SweepSouth platform) each month. The public will also have an opportunity to nominate a domestic worker in South Africa of their choosing who needs help. “Domestic … Continue reading SweepSouth Foundation Launches New Initiative