After struggling to find a purifier, Alen Ribic and Aisha Pandor poured their financial savings into launching SweepSouth – a platform in which users can book cleaners. Today the utility is taken into consideration the Uber of cleansing offerings – with sales of over R100 million within the beyond yr. Speaking to VIA (DStv channel 147)’s private-finance display Geldhelde, Pandor said they invested all their financial savings for their kids’ university fees into the enterprise back in 2013. “It’s been pretty an extended procedure of looking to get returned on course to being financially accountable parents and adults,” Pandor stated. “We notion if we ought to build something like Uber that uses generation that connects home workers looking for paintings with younger human beings like us who’re searching out their offerings” Pandor is the daughter of technology and technology minister Naledi Pandor.
The platform lists available domestic workers for human beings to a book, where SweepSouth takes a marginal commission. Like Uber, the home workers are not without delay employed via SweepSouth but use the platform to make bookings. “We went from the 2 of us operating round our dining-room desk – both of us sitting all day and working in this marketing strategy – to going from a few home people we have been interviewing ourselves,” Pandor said. “[We] even went from cleansing homes ourselves to having eleven 000 home workers at the platform.” On standard, Sweep South prices R38 an hour on the platform and not using hidden expenses. The cleaners get between sixty-five % (R24.70) and 85% (R32.30) of that quantity. The minimal national wage is R15 consistent with an hour. Pandor said all domestic workers, predominantly single mothers with dependents, are interviewed via SweepSouth earlier than they’re deployed. Cleaners can earn up to R8,000 a month plus pointers, beating the ordinary profits of domestic workers, Pandor stated. The enterprise these days employs roughly forty personnel and ambitions to launch similar offerings in Kenya, Botswana, Nigeria, and Ghana.