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Security solutions that enhance the value of your facility

Security solutions that enhance the value of your facility

South Africa is riddled with alarming crime and commercial robberies. 35,2% of all reported crimes are commercial or household robberies. There is good news––research proves that effective security can reduce crime by 30%. For a quarter of a century Servest has been at the forefront of the security industry in Southern Africa, and our dedicated […]

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Deep cleaning for a healthy, thriving business

Deep cleaning for a healthy, thriving business

Studies prove that regular and thorough deep cleaning reduces airborne germs and viruses by 80%. Not only that, it also reduces unpleasant odours, dangerous chemicals, unwanted dirt and pest infestation. Regular, consistent, and managed deep cleaning is crucial for industrial and corporate facilities to remain compliant and productive. 1. Increases health and safety Regular deep […]

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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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The road to recovery in the marine sector

The road to recovery in the marine sector

27 October 2021: Marine – The economic devastation wreaked by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic necessitates a study that will look at how private-public partnerships can speed up the recovery of the maritime sector following severe disruptions precipitated by the nationwide lockdowns. South Africa has an expansive shoreline spanning nearly 3 000 kilometres, which […]

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The abundance of waste requires urgent and innovative waste management interventions

The abundance of waste requires urgent and innovative waste management interventions

05 October 2021: The over-burdened landfills pose a challenge to the waste management industry to find innovative ways to ramp up environmentally sustainable ways of dealing with waste. According to a 2021 report on recycling of waste and scrap in South Africa, South Africa generates 108 million tons of waste per year, 90% of which […]

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What’s the deal with the triple bottom line

What’s the deal with the triple bottom line

For many shareholders, making a profit and a return on investment isn’t sufficient. They want to achieve a triple bottom line. The triple bottom line goes beyond rands and cents to include an organisation’s social and environmental impact. This business approach is also called the three P’s—profit, people, planet, or the triple bottom line. South […]

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Help your business go green with smart environmental management solutions

Help your business go green with smart environmental management solutions

Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the negative impact some of their business actions may have on the environment. As concerns about climate change increases, businesses are looking at alternative ways to make a positive contribution. In their efforts to go green, they realise that their sustainable practices aren’t only good for the environment and […]

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How to secure your premises for the festive season

How to secure your premises for the festive season

The festive season is fast approaching. For retail workers, it’s their busiest season, and for millions of South Africans, it’s time to spend, spend, spend at any of the country’s 2 000 shopping centres and malls. Unfortunately, South Africa’s festive season is notorious for excessive crime, especially at malls. And while the December holidays may […]

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How effective parking management can boost your premises

How effective parking management can boost your premises

Parking has long been an issue in bustling metropolitan areas, and building managers have tried streamlining the issue for years. With the progression of technology, parking management solutions have improved, and are now consumer-centric. The main reason for this is the implementation of cashless payment solutions, parking sensors and introducing charging stations for electric vehicles. […]

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Pest infestation has spiralled during Covid-19 and remains a costly facilities challenge

Pest infestation has spiralled during Covid-19 and remains a costly facilities challenge

22 September 2021: Pest infestations cost businesses billions of rands each year. According to a survey conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), even before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, when occupancy rates of buildings were at their peak, more than 70% of businesses experienced significant financial losses due to pest […]

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Why you should have armed guards in your business

Why you should have armed guards in your business

In an era of increasing crime, insecurity and the risk of strike action, it’s important to make sure you take measures to protect your people, premises, products and profits. While CCTV and tech-heavy security solutions are great, the presence of guards, whether armed or unarmed, play an important role. A recent article by BusinessTech found […]

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Three business benefits from high pressure cleaning

Three business benefits from high pressure cleaning

Keeping your business and premises clean is important for a number of reasons. One of the most notable reasons is because your clients and consumers are drawn to clean, hygienic places and often tend to spend more money if a store is well kept. However, keeping your premises clean is much more than simple cleaning […]

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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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