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The use of technology and innovative solutions in cleaning is elevating hygiene standards and redefining the cleaning industry

The use of technology and innovative solutions in cleaning is elevating hygiene standards and redefining the cleaning industry

By Nikki Gabisa – the National Operations Director of Cleaning Services at facilities management company Servest. 18 March 2024, Johannesburg:  Advancements in technology are transforming the cleaning industry. From robotic vacuums to advanced disinfection systems, these innovations are not only boosting efficiency but also elevating health, safety, and environmental standards. The introduction of robotic cleaning […]

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A call to integrate SMMEs into larger supply chains to promote their growth and sustainability

A call to integrate SMMEs into larger supply chains to promote their growth and sustainability

Edward Heynes – Group Supply Chain Director at Facility Management Company Servest 01 February 2024 – Johannesburg: Small, Medium, and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) should prioritise providing effective supply chain management services in order to navigate challenges in the current economic landscape and capitalise on opportunities. According to a report by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), […]

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There is a need for better school sports facilities to boost sports development at grassroots levels

There is a need for better school sports facilities to boost sports development at grassroots levels

10 January 2024, Johannesburg: In a crucial era in sports in South Africa, the significance of school sports facilities has never been more critical. In addition to providing structured extracurricular programmes and fostering learner participation, these facilities serve as communal hubs for fostering social cohesion. On 28 October 2023, South Africa witnessed a historic moment, when […]

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K9 detection dogs can help reduce drug abuse in schools

K9 detection dogs can help reduce drug abuse in schools

27 February 2024 – Johannesburg: South Africa continues to grapple with a concerning epidemic of substance abuse and addiction among young people. Alcohol use is increasing and there is a surge in illicit drugs infiltrating school grounds. Incidents such as the one late last year at Pulamadibogo Primary School in Soshanguve where students reported adverse […]

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Servest CEO, Rob De Groth

Servest CEO, Rob De Groth

I am truly grateful for the nearly 21 years I’ve spent at Adcorp Group , a journey that has shaped me profoundly. As I bid farewell to this esteemed organization, I carry a sense of pride in our accomplishments together. To my Adcorp colleagues and team, I extend my heartfelt wishes for continued success as you chart […]

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Digital solutions are transforming South Africa’s parking industry and the overall user experience

Digital solutions are transforming South Africa’s parking industry and the overall user experience

Johannesburg, 10 August 2023: The parking industry in South Africa has long been associated with frustration, inefficiency, and wasted time for both customers and operators. However, rapid advancements in digital technology, have presented an opportunity to transform the South African parking industry and elevate the overall customer experience across various domains, including shopping complexes, commercial […]

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With the recent increase in torching of trucks, securing your assets in transit has never been more critical

With the recent increase in torching of trucks, securing your assets in transit has never been more critical

As heavy goods vehicles continue to come under attack in SA, their exposure to the risks of protesting and criminal activity has remained very high due to having no alternative but to continue their routes as normal to meet their customer’s needs. Since July of this year, a total of 21 trucks have been set […]

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Mobile teams are offering a cost-saving solution to facilities management in a tough economic environment

Mobile teams are offering a cost-saving solution to facilities management in a tough economic environment

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 turning to flexible, mobile maintenance teams – […]

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Learnerships provide a solution for tackling the country’s persistently high levels of youth unemployment

Learnerships provide a solution for tackling the country’s persistently high levels of youth unemployment

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 traditional methods alone, […]

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How businesses can mitigate against the impact of load shedding on food safety

How businesses can mitigate against the impact of load shedding on food safety

04 June 2023: The issue of food safety in South Africa has come under the spotlight as the country continues to be gripped by rolling electricity blackouts and extended periods of load shedding. On Wednesday June 7, South Africa will join the global community to commemorate World Food Safety Day under the banner of the […]

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Servest sends a pro to the Australian Open

Servest sends a pro to the Australian Open

In December 2022, Wynand Viljoen, a senior greenkeeper at Paarl Golf Club, worked as a volunteer at Victoria Golf Club as they jointly hosted the 2022 ISPS Handa Australian Open, with Kingston Heath Golf Club. As part of a group of around 50 volunteers, Viljoen contributed to the hours of labor required in preparation for […]

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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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Security trends to enhance safety and security

Security trends to enhance safety and security

04 March 2023: While companies seek innovative crime prevention measures, criminals are also exploring better ways to commit crimes. There is no doubt that load-shedding has made the jobs of security providers harder, as it poses a double threat – compromising existing security resources and emboldening criminals to operate with more impunity. With this in […]

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Charging stations in South Africa are gradually improving the electric vehicle infrastructure

Charging stations in South Africa are gradually improving the electric vehicle infrastructure

17 April 2023: South Africa’s electric vehicle (EV) market has been slow to take off due to several factors, such as high upfront costs, limited availability of EV models and a lack of charging infrastructure. This is changing, however, and both private and public enterprises are introducing efficient solutions to develop the market. To add […]

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Growth of warehousing and logistic facilities needs upkeep and maintenance skills

Growth of warehousing and logistic facilities needs upkeep and maintenance skills

The introduction of the world’s largest free trade zone, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), together with the growth of the middle class in the country is expected to fuel the expansion of specialised warehousing facilities in South Africa and across the Southern African region. However, the efficacy of these facilities will largely hinge […]

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Security threats in schools need to be proactively monitored to avoid the high costs of repair

Security threats in schools need to be proactively monitored to avoid the high costs of repair

Loadshedding continues to pose a number of risks. Aside from causing property damage and business disruptions, it has also increased security risks in an economy grappling with unemployment and crime. Despite this, security has not been beefed up in most schools. Servest speaks more about security solutions for schools. Improving Security Solutions For Schools More […]

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