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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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There are always green pastures with artificial turf

There are always green pastures with artificial turf

Pristine, healthy, and well-maintained artificial turf can give residential properties, organisations, sports, and leisure facilities a needed and instant lift. What is more, sports and leisure amenities are only as good as the quality of their facilities, especially the turf on which matches and games take place. Artificial turf is perfect for indoor and outdoor […]

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Servest using technology and innovation to raise safety standards, increase efficience, and reduce costs

Servest using technology and innovation to raise safety standards, increase efficience, and reduce costs

Servest has invested in and taken the lead in developing new technologies the are being implemented in the parking garages it manages. These technologies allow for the introduction of cashless and ticketless systems, for accurate, real-time reporting on revenues; and for centralised control rooms, which reduce staffing and operating costs.

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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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Workplace safety tips all employees should know

Workplace safety tips all employees should know

A well-designed and comfortable workplace isn’t always a safe or hazard-free space. Often, people take shortcuts, ignore the ‘Caution wet floor’ warning and other safety measures. Each year, employees report thousands of workplace injuries, of which falling or slipping is the most common. These reported injuries stem from Slipping on wet floors Sitting on unstable […]

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Office plants’ dual role: productivity booster and workspace brightener

Office plants’ dual role: productivity booster and workspace brightener

Office plants’ dual role: productivity booster and workspace brightener Plants in the workspace are more than a decorative feature. In addition to enhancing the overall office aesthetic, indoor plants can help employees focus better, purify the air1, create a positive mood and improve cognitive skills.2 Studies show that a single plant can remove up to […]

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Food for thought: Why business catering matters

Food for thought: Why business catering matters

Corporate events are often planned weeks in advance, and the planning process includes crucial elements such as guest speakers, scheduling, presentation equipment and most popular amongst attendees, catering. By hosting an event with great food, you stand to leave a lasting impression amongst your guests, boding well for future events. To make the planning process […]

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The impact of Covid-19 on the landscaping industry

The impact of Covid-19 on the landscaping industry

15 March 2021: Industries with a high level of exposure to discretionary spending such as the landscape and gardening sector were dealt a severe blow by the outbreak of the coronavirus and the Covid-19 induced lockdown, and this has compelled the industry to be innovative and develop customised and cost-effective services in order to stay […]

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Reflecting on mergers and acquisitions in the facilities management sector, and some opportunities as economies begin to open – A facilities management perspective

Reflecting on mergers and acquisitions in the facilities management sector, and some opportunities as economies begin to open – A facilities management perspective

24 March 2021: The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have certainly been felt across many areas of business. As far as mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are concerned, some potentially lucrative partnerships and transactions were brought to a standstill by the pandemic and the associated lockdowns. However, we are seeing some opportunities begin to emerge as […]

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Embrace the benefits of commercial cleaning

Embrace the benefits of commercial cleaning

Once COVID-19 raged across the globe, our view on cleanliness and hygiene changed drastically. From disinfecting surfaces, sanitising before entering premises’ and maintaining safe social distances, organisations had to up their cleaning and sanitisation game. One of the most effective ways of enhancing commercial cleaning is to take a 360 approach. Servest’s cleaning and hygiene […]

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Security solutions for organisations

Security solutions for organisations

When facilities managers consider security solutions for organisations, there’s many factors to be mindful of. From protecting employees, visitors and customers to ensuring offices are secure. Security threats can come from internal or external sources, but with an effective security solution, your organisation can be prepared. Developing a security solution that works, requires some integral […]

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