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Learnerships provide a solution for tackling high levels of youth unemployment

Learnerships provide a solution for tackling high levels of youth unemployment

22 June 2023: Companies can leverage learnerships as an effective tool to combat South Africa’s persistently high youth unemployment and equip young people with the skills they need to empower them to become employable, or to venture into entrepreneurship. By offering on-the-job training, learnerships empower young people with essential skills that cannot be acquired through […]

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Mobile teams offer cost-saving solution to facilities management in tough economic environment

Mobile teams offer cost-saving solution to facilities management in tough economic environment

22 June 2023 – Facilities Management – The new world of work has challenged the traditional onsite facilities maintenance models, categorised by teams of full-time electricians, engineers, plumbers, etc. The growth of mobile teams in the facilities management sector is changing how facilities can be managed. With the rise of underutilised facilities, property managers are […]

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The role of internal audit in fighting unethical practices in the private and public sectors

The role of internal audit in fighting unethical practices in the private and public sectors

The month of May is celebrated as Internal Audit Awareness Month to recognise the importance of internal auditors in driving companies forward. In a country struggling with issues like poor management, brand reputation and resource wastage, this month presents an opportunity to educate stakeholders and the public about the crucial role of internal audit in […]

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The role of internal audit in fighting unethical practices in the private and public sectors

The role of internal audit in fighting unethical practices in the private and public sectors

15 May 2023: The month of May is celebrated as Internal Audit Awareness Month to recognise the importance of internal auditors in driving companies forward. In a country struggling with issues like poor management, brand reputation and resource wastage, this month presents an opportunity to educate stakeholders and the public about the crucial role of […]

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The role of Internal Audit in an organisation, with Group Supply Chain Director Zahier Ebrahim

The role of Internal Audit in an organisation, with Group Supply Chain Director Zahier Ebrahim

International Internal Audit Awareness month is celebrated every May. This calendar date was initiated by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in 1941 to highlight the significance of internal audit within and outside organisations. Internal Audit professionals have a crucial role to play in promoting the value of the profession, among others, by contributing to […]

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United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Global Compact

Servest supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Servest is committed to active and intentional interventions that promote the principles set out in the United Nations Global Compact. This includes but is not limited to including the principles as part of its strategy; values; modus […]

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Corporate investment becomes a rural school’s saving grace

Corporate investment becomes a rural school’s saving grace

The relationship between facilities management company Servest and the Grace Christian Private School began in a manner that suggests divine intervention, school principal Hendrik Mahlangu will tell you. The independent school is one of only three schools in the Middelburg region of Mpumalanga that attained a 100% matric pass, a real achievement given the 750-day […]

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Servest goes green with compressed natural gas (CNG) for its vehicle fleet

Servest goes green with compressed natural gas (CNG) for its vehicle fleet

In a bid to mitigate against the soaring petrol and diesel prices, reduce its carbon footprint and still remain competitive, facilities management company Servest has invested R2 million to converting a fleet of 70 vehicles to be fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) instead of fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel. The 70 vehicles […]

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Security proofing your home and business for the holidays

Security proofing your home and business for the holidays

While many people may regard social media as a safe and fun platform to connect with friends and family, announcing your whereabouts on these services and posting holiday pictures while you are away from home can pose a huge security risk to home and business owners as it inadvertently alerts criminals that you are away. […]

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Digital Transformation 2021, the year that was

Digital Transformation 2021, the year that was

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, a lot has been said about how the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital and contactless solutions by both corporate entities and consumers. It is now evident that this global pandemic has created a paradigm shift away from how companies previously saw digital solutions as simple add-ons to their […]

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Celebrating our brand ambassadors – Itumeleng Mabolabola shares his iServe with pride @Servest experiences

Celebrating our brand ambassadors – Itumeleng Mabolabola shares his iServe with pride @Servest experiences

Despite being relatively new to the Servest family, Itumeleng Mabolabola has gained a great deal of knowledge and developed and sharpened his managerial skills in a short period of time as a candidate intern in our learning and development programme. He shares his experience and how the programme has impacted his life: “I joined Servest […]

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Celebrating our brand ambassadors – iServe with pride experiences

Celebrating our brand ambassadors – iServe with pride experiences

Buyani Dumakude – Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Officer Inland – SHEQ Division. Celebrating our brand ambassadors – iServe with pride experiences. How long have you been working at Servest? I joined Servest in February 2019 as an intern, so I have been working for the company for two years now. I was given […]

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Changing face of the facilities management sector within the Covid-19 pandemic

Changing face of the facilities management sector within the Covid-19 pandemic

XX July 2021 – The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the facilities management industry. The industry has borne the brunt of the pandemic as demand for office rental space has decreased significantly due to the increase in the number of people who were compelled to work remotely. This has impacted on the demand […]

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Opportunities exist for young people in the cleaning and hygiene services

Opportunities exist for young people in the cleaning and hygiene services

XX July 2021: The growing demand for specialised cleaning and hygiene services, which has been accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, has positioned the cleaning and hygiene sector to become a major contributor to employment opportunities for young people in the country, according to facilities management company Servest. “The cleaning and hygiene services continue to provide […]

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Mentoring and active male buy-in a prerequisite to attaining gender parity

Mentoring and active male buy-in a prerequisite to attaining gender parity

10 August 2021: It has been 65 years since 20 000 South African women of diverse races, ages and religions marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to demand the abolition of suppressive pass laws. This month we celebrate the bravery of this pioneering group of women who asserted the rights of women outside of […]

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Celebrating our brand ambassadors – Thembinkosi Hlabangani shares his iServe with pride @Servest experiences

Celebrating our brand ambassadors – Thembinkosi Hlabangani shares his iServe with pride @Servest experiences

This year marks 11 years since Thembinkosi Hlabangani, Gauteng South Branch Manager, Security, joined Servest. In just a little over a decade, Thembinkosi has managed to achieve much as he moved up the ranks through several roles within the company. Reflecting on his humble beginnings as a parking guard before joining Servest, Thembinkosi shares his […]

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Celebrating our brand ambassadors – Maphokoane “Phookie” Ralephata shares her iServe with pride @Servest experiences.

Celebrating our brand ambassadors – Maphokoane “Phookie” Ralephata shares her iServe with pride @Servest experiences.

Although Maphokoane is a relatively new member to the Servest family, having joined the organisation in May 2018, she has represented the Servest brand with true distinction. Reflecting on her journey with Servest, Maphokoane shares her experiences and what makes her wear the Servest badge with pride. The brand ambassador role Maphokoane is Servest’s corporate […]

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iServe with pride: Celebrating our achievements with Eunice Tshotlhang – Sales Executive, Office Services

iServe with pride: Celebrating our achievements with Eunice Tshotlhang – Sales Executive, Office Services

It has been a decade since Eunice Tshotlhang joined Servest – she has been with the company since 2011. She joined Servest as a washroom driver and served for six years in that position. In 2017, she was promoted to washroom quality controller, and in 2019 she was appointed Sales Executive. Eunice is a proud […]

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iServe with pride experiences: Celebrating our achievements with Billy Wiggill, our National Sales Director, Cleaning

iServe with pride experiences: Celebrating our achievements with Billy Wiggill, our National Sales Director, Cleaning

This year is Servest’s 24th anniversary and Billy Wiggill’s 20th year at Servest, the last three he has been serving as the National Sales Director for Cleaning. Billy joined the Servest Group in 2001 and after various operational roles, moved to sales 11 years ago. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought major challenges for everyone, including […]

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Celebrating brand ambassadors – 18 years at Servest: Sunnyboy Lebea shares his experiences

Celebrating brand ambassadors – 18 years at Servest: Sunnyboy Lebea shares his experiences

Servest is a people business, and people are the core of our business. We exist to support people and businesses to thrive by partnering with our clients to create an environment in which they can focus on the core of their business activities. Servest focuses on providing personalised, high quality service solutions to enable them […]

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Sustainability through resilience

Sustainability through resilience

2020 was a challenging year for many businesses and families. While the storm is not yet over, there is a ray of hope, the future is not as bleak, and we are still standing. In our 24 years in business, never could we have imagined that businesses and families, globally and locally, would be tested […]

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Servest acquires twenty-year-old specialist security interventions company Unite Group

Servest acquires twenty-year-old specialist security interventions company Unite Group

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 Companies and Acquisitions – Integrated facilities management company Servest has acquired Unite Group, one of the few specialist security intervention companies in the country. Through the acquisition of the 20-year-old company, Servest has also acquired the company’s assets, including its fleet of armoured vehicles such as a large fleet of Mambas […]

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Servest walks away with 14 awards from the 2020 SALI Awards

Servest walks away with 14 awards from the 2020 SALI Awards

September, 02, 2020 Integrated facilities management company – Servest has won 14 awards for landscaping projects that it entered in the South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) awards of excellence for 2020. The awards included the overall trophy award for best landscape maintenance site, seven double gold awards, three gold awards and three silver awards. Servest […]

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Charlotte Maxeke High School in Tembisa and Baby Moses Home in Roodepoort get support

Charlotte Maxeke High School in Tembisa and Baby Moses Home in Roodepoort get support

Children at the Charlotte Maxeke High School in Tembisa and Baby Moses Home in Roodepoort will now eat food prepared in a clean and safe environment and enjoy privacy and dignity, thanks to a project by integrated facilities management company Servest. This project has not only benefitted them, but the small business which is a […]

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Facilities Management sector shows the greatest potential for entry level jobs for unemployed youth

Facilities Management sector shows the greatest potential for entry level jobs for unemployed youth

Latest statistics reveal that the unemployment rate in South Africa stands at 27.6%. Over half of those unemployed are young and are between the ages of 15 and 34. In addition, 45% of recent graduates cannot find employment.

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