Domestic workers across South Africa on the brink of going two months without earning a wage SweepStars will continue to receive weekly support payments to meet their basic needs for a further six weeks SweepSouth is continuing to … Continue reading SweepSouth Appeals for Support for Domestic Worker Fund as Reserves Decrease Under Extended Lockdown Conditions
A unique poignancy shrouds Workers’ Day this year – an occasion meant to celebrate the endeavour and economic contribution of organised labour – as millions of South Africans face an uncertain future in terms of health, employment and economic stability. … Continue reading Workers’ Day 2020: Your support has never been more crucial
When lockdown hit South Africa, sooner rather than later (a bit sooner than we thought), our first concern was how this would impact SweepStars. In our annual report on pay and working conditions for domestic workers in South Africa, conducted … Continue reading The Distribution of The SweepSouth COVID-19 SweepStar Funds
Becoming a SweepStar is an empowering opportunity for all its users. Besides offering employment opportunities, SweepSouth is invested in upskilling, protecting and rewarding SweepStars too. Whether they’re looking for work for a single day, a week, or for a full … Continue reading SweepStar Wins: What are SweepStars Paid?
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
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 … Continue reading Domestic Workers’ Average Cost Of Living
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
Being focused on empowering women, this Women’s Day we decided to take a look at our data and share some interesting facts. Our mission is to create clean, happy homes by providing dignified, flexible work at decent pay to our … Continue reading Women’s Month 2017
Ever wondered how much you should be paying for your home cleaning? We’re showing you just how we calculate it. First enter the size of your home according to the amount of rooms, then select the extra tasks you’d like … Continue reading How Much Should Your Home Cleaning Cost?
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