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employment thumb100 Fin24 reports that cleaning services business SweepSouth has created 350 more jobs via its new expansion to Nelspruit and Delmas in Mpumalanga, in a partnership with the provincial government and youth employment agency Lulaway.  

SweepSouth links domestic workers to people seeking cleaning services via an app, in a similar way to e-hailing service Uber.  The tech-based business has so far been operating in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Centurion and Durban.  Its expansion apparently came about through a workforce development collaboration with the local provincial government and Lulaway.  Jake Willis, CEO of Lulaway, said:  "Over 350 unemployed SweepStars have been onboarded in just one week in these two new cities.  Up till now, homeowners in these towns had no access to SweepSouth services…  These are brand new jobs, which would not exist if not for this development, and have been created in a short time frame."  Willis expressed the view that this model could be adopted by other regional governments to support job creation.  "We believe this is the start of a new job creation model, which can take off nationally.  By simply providing funding to the right partners, we can transform our economy," he opined.

  • Read the full original of Lameez Omarjee’s report on this story at Fin24

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