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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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The changing face of the facilities management sector within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and some lessons learnt

The changing face of the facilities management sector within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and some lessons learnt

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 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 opportunities for […]

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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, age 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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Good office hygiene makes employees happy and safe

Good office hygiene makes employees happy and safe

One in four office workers don’t wash their hands after visiting the bathroom. Knowing this makes one pleased that handshakes are a thing of the past. Clean, hygienic, and safe work environments are essential for the well-being of employees and visitors at your offices. Say no to poor office hygiene Bacteria breed easily as viruses […]

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Six ways CCTV monitoring can benefit your business

Six ways CCTV monitoring can benefit your business

Safety and security are a big concern and priority for South African industries, businesses, residential homes and complexes. More than 450 000 private security guards monitor and patrol homes and businesses 24/7, all year round. Office buildings and residential properties also benefit from additional security measures such as, · Electric fencing · Electric gates · […]

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Manual or automatic? Liquid or foam? What is the right choice for your bathroom soap dispenser?

Manual or automatic? Liquid or foam? What is the right choice for your bathroom soap dispenser?

Clean hands play an important role in preventing the spread of germs and illness. Research shows that washing hands with soap and water can reduce diarrheal disease and could prevent a million deaths each year. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, offices, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, schools, and many other establishments are upgrading their facilities to […]

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How to avoid 80% of common illnesses in the workplace

How to avoid 80% of common illnesses in the workplace

Hygiene is the cornerstone of a healthy work environment. Effective hygiene solutions reduce absenteeism by ending the spread of millions of pathogens in your office every day. Good hygiene can counteract the following, Over 10 million variations of bacteria on desks The average office desk is 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat. What makes […]

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Unwelcome visitors in the office? Pest control is the answer

Unwelcome visitors in the office? Pest control is the answer

As employees spend more time indoors during the cold months, so do unwelcome visitors such as cockroaches, rodents, spiders, ants, termites, and silverfish. These pests thrive during the warm months and multiply when it’s cold as they try to keep warm. Pests are a big problem for businesses, hospitality establishments and all other facilities, as […]

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Office plants are office heros

Office plants are office heros

Like snacks in the lunchroom, office plants are a cost-effective way to brighten up your team’s workday, improve productivity and clean the air. To help you create a fresh, healthy environment, Servest’s specialised team has five reasons why it makes sense to include office plants when designing your organisational layout. 1. Office plants improve employee […]

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Take your security up a notch with armed guards

Take your security up a notch with armed guards

Private security is one of the most sought-after services around the world, and in South Africa, an absolute necessity for businesses in crime-ridden areas. Security risks and crime threaten the wellbeing of your staff, and potential customers. However, with armed guards on site, the chances of an incident taking place is reduced. South Africa’s Integrated […]

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Security solutions to add value, and additional safety

Security solutions to add value, and additional safety

In South Africa, safety and security is a primary concern for organisations. The type of security required may differ from industry to industry, but there are three common areas of security integral to safety for staff, assets, intellectual data and other valuables. To ensure each of these areas are well-protected, operational departments should implement security […]

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Why your facility needs industrial cleaning

Why your facility needs industrial cleaning

Clean workspaces improve the productivity of employees. From reducing illnesses to having numerous benefits on a person’s mental health, a workspace should be cleaned thoroughly daily, and this includes industrial spaces. Many businesses and industrial facilities sometimes overlook industrial cleaning as it’s not always at the forefront of their operations. However, clean production plants, warehouses […]

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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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SA ports a viable and safe alternative hub for cargo vessel stopover and crew changes

SA ports a viable and safe alternative hub for cargo vessel stopover and crew changes

18 May 2021: News reports of 14 crew members of a vessel from India who tested positive for Covid-19 at the Durban harbour have once again shone the spotlight on the vulnerability of our ports and the country’s openness to new and more transmissible variants of the deadly virus. This comes after Network for Genomic […]

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Offshore support vessels to the rescue

Offshore support vessels to the rescue

Offshore support was never more in demand or important than in March 2021, when the Ever Given container ship became stuck in the Suez Canal for six days. Salvage crews worked 24-hour days, digging and tugging, trying to free the vessel and ease the congested ship traffic forming in the canal. The massive traffic jam […]

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What is the deal with land rehabilitation?

What is the deal with land rehabilitation?

Intense fires and incomparable weather patterns are causing devastation around the world. Every six seconds, the Earth loses a forest the size of a football pitch. More than a billion people rely on resources from forests and landscapes. As forests start to disappear and our landscapes are damaged, valuable resources like food and water become […]

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Five tips for maintaining golf courses

Five tips for maintaining golf courses

Pro and avid players enjoy the lush fairways of South Africa’s 450 golf courses. While the players discuss business, catch up with friends and perfect their handicap, the greenkeepers’ work is on display, and can affect a player’s game. The greenkeepers’ have to work hard to maintain the lawns, leafy trees and provide obstacle-free fairways, […]

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Hygiene in the workplace: Why it should be a priority

Hygiene in the workplace: Why it should be a priority

It’s often said that hygiene is a measure of a person’s way of life, and this transcends into workspaces as well. In normal circumstances, the average employee spends a large portion of their day at work, and poor hygiene can lead to physical and mental health problems. A recent study by Top Business Women SA […]

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How robust access control can benefit your business

How robust access control can benefit your business

Inadequate security can make or break businesses. In 2020, data breaches cost South African businesses more than R40 million per breach. Financial losses like this can be detrimental to business, no matter the size, and impact consumer and client confidence. A robust and strategic access control solution can prevent theft and fraud of a business’s […]

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