South African on-demand home cleaning startup SweepSouth has expanded to Durban, offering customers in the city the opportunity to book, manage and pay for cleaning services via their mobile phones.
“Expanding to Durban has been on the books from the get-go, and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to interview and register a top quality team of local cleaners – or, as we call them, SweepStars,” said SweepSouth chief executive officer (CEO) Aisha Pandor.
SweepSouth’s app and online platform allows users to book tailored cleans in just three easy steps. Users are alerted when cleaners arrive and clock out, and charged a set rate.
“By tapping into new markets and empowering cleaners to take on multiple or supplementary jobs, we are facilitating the employment of more people, in far less time, at a higher wage,” said Pandor.
Over the past year, SweepSouth says it has created work opportunities for over 1,000 experienced cleaners, 71 per cent of which were previously unemployed.