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

6 Work From Home Office Setup Tips

It’s uncertain how long remote working will still be in force, but if a recent survey by Flexjobs, a US jobs listing site is anything to go by, it may be for some time. The survey showed that an astonishing 65 percent of pandemic remote workers want to keep on working from home, with 58 percent saying they’d look for a new job if they had to return to the office and leave behind their work from home desk setup. Working from home offers many comforts, such as your work commute being reduced to a few short steps and the … Continue reading 6 Work From Home Office Setup Tips

SweepSouth’s Take On The Domestic Worker Industry

We’re passionate about changing the way South Africa views the Domestic Worker Industry. This is why over the next few posts we’ll be answering some of the questions a lot of people have regarding SweepSouth and SweepStars. Change Starts With Leadership Part of this includes the words we use – moving away from loaded terms like “maid” and “char”, we’ve taken the approach of a fresh start with the term “SweepStar” to describe the people at the centre of what we do. We are uplifted each time we see SweepStars referred to in this way, as it represents how a positive … Continue reading SweepSouth’s Take On The Domestic Worker Industry

3rd Annual SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa

The third annual SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa paints a stark picture of the lives of the women who execute thorough cleaning services for our homes and offices. With domestic work being … Continue reading 3rd Annual SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa

Report On Pay And Working Conditions For Domestic Work In South Africa 2019

They clean our homes and keep our offices tidy by providing expert cleaning services, but just how well is the domestic workforce in South Africa being taken care of? The second annual SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for … Continue reading Report On Pay And Working Conditions For Domestic Work In South Africa 2019

REPORT ON PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR DOMESTIC WORK IN SA 2018

A first of its kind study reveals some stark pay and living conditions of millions of domestic workers in South Africa, the majority of whom are the sole breadwinners in their households. The SweepSouth Report on Pay and Working Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa – a survey of more than 500 domestic workers – indicates that 84% of domestic workers are the sole bread winners and 70% are single mothers supporting, on average, three dependents. The domestic workers report takes an in-depth look at the conditions in the domestic work industry in South Africa, in the context of … Continue reading REPORT ON PAY AND WORKING CONDITIONS FOR DOMESTIC WORK IN SA 2018

Open Letter Regarding SweepStar Pay

Open letter sent in response to false allegations made to John Maytham during his stand-in on Kieno Kammies’ breakfast show on 3rd of January. Morning John, Hope you’re well. I’m the co-founder of a young company called SweepSouth, which is an online home cleaning services platform that aims to provide homeowners a convenient way to get their home cleaned, and SweepStars (domestic workers on the platform) a way to get dignified work at decent pay rates, with the flexibility of being able to chose when and where they would like to work. I was alerted by a few of our … Continue reading Open Letter Regarding SweepStar Pay