After struggling to find a purifier, Alen Ribic and Aisha Pandor poured their financial savings into launching SweepSouth – a platform in which customers can ebook cleaners.
Today the application is considered the Uber of cleansing services – with sales of over R100 million inside the beyond yr.
Speaking to VIA (DStv channel 147)’s private-finance display Geldhelde, Pandor stated they invested all their savings for his or her children’ college fees into the commercial enterprise back in 2013.
“It’s been pretty a long process of trying to get back on track to being financially responsible parents and adults,” Pandor stated.
“We concept if we should construct something like Uber that uses era that connects domestic people looking for work with young human beings like us who’re looking for their services”
Pandor is the daughter of science and technology minister Naledi Pandor.
The platform lists available domestic workers for people to e-book, in which SweepSouth takes a marginal commission.
Like Uber, the home people are not directly hired by using SweepSouth but use the platform to make bookings.
“We went from the 2 folks operating round our dining-room desk – each people sitting all day and working on this marketing strategy – to going from some home workers we have been interviewing ourselves,” Pandor said.
“[We] even went from cleansing homes ourselves to having eleven 000 home people at the platform.”
On common, Sweep South expenses R38 an hour at the platform with out a hidden expenses. The cleaners get among sixty five% (R24.70) and eighty five% (R32.30) of that quantity. The national minimum salary is R15 in keeping with hour.
Pandor said all home people, predominantly single moms with dependents, are interviewed with the aid of SweepSouth before they may be deployed.
Cleaners can earn up to R8,000 a month plus pointers, beating the everyday profits of domestic workers, Pandor stated.
The company today employs kind of 40 employees and objectives to release similar services in Kenya, Botswana, Nigeria and Ghana.