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All posts by Aisha Pandor

Aisha Pandor is the co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth. SweepSouth is Africa’s first online platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning services. Pandor has led SweepSouth to become one of the fastest-growing startups in the country. Venture-backed, SweepSouth became the first South African startup to be accepted into the prestigious 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley. Pandor completed her PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town. Following her studies, she went on to work as a management consultant before launching SweepSouth, which connects unemployed and underemployed domestic workers with homeowners, providing work opportunities for thousands of women. Aisha was recognised by the World Economic Forum in 2017 as one six African female breakthrough innovators.
  • Tech platforms can help us stay connected to our humanity [Opinion]

    One of the biggest fears around technology is that it robs us of human interactions. While that might not always feel like the worst thing (as anyone who’s used an app to order fast food after a big night out will attest), there’s a growing sense that tech is making us more isolated and lonely. It’s an easy conclusion to draw, especially if you look around at a restaurant and see how many families are hunched over their individual screens, with no one engaging in conversation. What this sentiment ignores, however, is the role technology can play in bringing people together,...