Now 24% Cheaper and Here to Stay

We are excited to announce our price cut of 24% effective immediately. The price cut affects all future one time and recurring bookings that haven’t been paid for yet. A number of technological factors have enabled us to bring our original price of R50 down to R38 per hour whilst further increasing the professional cleaners’ share of the revenue. There are some further exciting developments that we will be sharing insight into in the first quarter of 2015, so please keep your eyes open for our next newsletter. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Festive Season and a Happy … Continue reading Now 24% Cheaper and Here to Stay

Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

In our previous post we wrote about our experience at the Web Summit, and some of the things that were positive and not so great about attending. As mentioned one of our biggest “aha” moments was when we realised that while being an event for tech startups, the Web Summit itself is also a startup, and that there are some great lessons to be learned from how they operate, and have been able to grow from 400 attendees to over 22 000 in the last four years. Here are our takeaways: 1. Small can be good. We discussed with some … Continue reading Web Summit 2014 – 7 lessons for startups

Clean Home Technology

We at SweepSouth consider ourselves a key player in modernising access to domestic cleaning in South Africa. With our online platform, our attitude towards empowering domestic cleaners, and our approach in using technology as a tool to make getting your home cleaned hassle-free, we look forward to making our mark on the industry. Besides platforms like ours though, there are many other ways in which technology is being used to make the process of getting your place cleaned more pain-free. We list a few of these innovations below. ALMOST WATERLESS LAUNDRY Xeros, based in the US, has developed a commercial washing machine containing polymer beads … Continue reading Clean Home Technology

The SweepSouth Vision

  The idea for SweepSouth came to us while Alen and I searched fruitlessly for someone to assist with domestic cleaning over the December holidays. Like many South Africans, we are fortunate enough to have assistance at home with domestic cleaning. However, with our regular hero sis Ntombi away for the holidays, we seemed fated to spend the vacation divvying up chores. We had previous dealings with some of the popular “agencies” in the country, and the experience had left us with a sour taste in our mouths. The ladies the agencies presented had no enthusiasm for the job, and … Continue reading The SweepSouth Vision