SweepSouth expands into KwaZulu-Natal, hits Durban first

On-demand cleaning service, SweepSouth has expanded into Durban. The startup previously launched in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria.

“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,” says SweetSouth CEO Aisha Pandor in a press release to Ventureburn.

Customers are charged R38 per hour via a cashless system with cleaners taking between 70% and 80% of the total fee.

“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.”

According to SweepSouth, the majority of the startup’s customers consist of “young professionals, families with ad hoc cleaning requirements, holidaymakers, guest-houses and short stay rentals.”

In early 2015, the startup received R10-million in funding from First Rand Group and Jobs Fund’s capitalised Vumela Fund as well as Newton Partners. In September, the startup launched its mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

Feature image: Darren Glanville via Flickr.



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