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Security in a Fast-paced Environment

Security in a Fast-paced Environment

By George Fitzroy  March 2022: Violent crime still plagues many South African businesses and homes despite the proliferation of security companies. This is mainly due to the mismatch between the product offering of the security company and the needs and requirements of their customers, says George Fitzroy, managing director for security at facilities management company […]

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Effective hospital safety and security is essential for healthcare workers and patients

Effective hospital safety and security is essential for healthcare workers and patients

When a healthcare worker or patient walks into a hospital, their safety and security are the last things on their mind. But, headlines in the public healthcare sector this past year (fires and violence) show that officials should take hospitals’ safety and security seriously and rather be proactive than react when a tragedy occurs. While […]

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How technology and CCTV cameras can enhance business security

How technology and CCTV cameras can enhance business security

“Smile, you’re on camera” is no longer a popular 90s saying but a warning that you are being watched by hundreds of thousands of CCTV monitoring systems installed across South Africa. CCTV monitoring systems are everywhere—in shopping malls, estates, streets, businesses, recording the good and the bad, 24 hours a day, in crystal clear high […]

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How to keep workspaces safe and hygienic

How to keep workspaces safe and hygienic

As South Africa’s lockdown restrictions continue to relax, more and more employees are returning to full-time work in the manufacturing, tourism, industrial, and commercial sectors. This makes good hygiene protocols and well placed functional hygiene equipment even more important in the workplace, albeit an office environment, production plant or a warehouse environment. Returning employees need […]

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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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Five ways industrial cleaning can make a sweeping impact

Five ways industrial cleaning can make a sweeping impact

Industrial facilities such as factories and warehouses get dirty fast, and when cleaning isn’t a priority, facilities can quickly become disorganised and dangerous. Industrial facilities usually have different and specialised cleaning requirements that should be left to the specialists. Servest follows best international practices to ensure we deliver excellent and flexible cleaning services and schedules […]

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How greenkeepers maintain the green

How greenkeepers maintain the green

Golfers hope for the perfect playing conditions when they show up at a course, and if they’re lucky, they’ll be welcomed to lush green, freshly cut grass, even during hot and dry months. But there’s more to maintaining a golf course than mowing and watering. Expert greenkeepers implement specialist techniques to ensure golfers can enjoy […]

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Landscaping ideas to enhance commercial spaces

Landscaping ideas to enhance commercial spaces

Landscaping can turn an ordinary garden into a beautiful space that will increase your property’s value. The team at Servest has more than 25 years’ experience designing, constructing, and maintaining commercial landscapes where employees, visitors, and customers can thrive. And the team keeps up with international practices to make sure these spectacular landscapes are functional […]

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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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