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Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial. When not contributing to the Initial blog, she is the custodian of all things Marketing for Rentokil Initial South Africa, and supports the Sub-Saharan African businesses. As a frequent traveller AND mother of a toddler, she is all too aware of how easily germs can travel with us, from one location to another and then back to our homes. Follow Lémay on Twitter and LinkedIn for practical advice on good hygiene practices, both at home and in the workplace.
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November 2018

Celebrating 10 years of hand washing

Written by Lemay Rogers

On the 15th of October 2018, we celebrated Global Handwashing Day for the tenth time since inception in 2008.  Founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, communities across the world got...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

[UPDATE] Dishing the dirt on pests

Written by Lemay Rogers

Summer is officially here with temperatures across South Africa reaching the 30 degree Celcius mark.  This heat wave brings with it a wave of summer pests. You are sure to see more flies,...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2018

Holiday hygiene hints for the Hotel Industry

Written by Lemay Rogers

For many South Africans, the middle of October signifies the start of a two-month countdown to the December holidays.  You find your thoughts drifting towards lazy breakfasts, lounging by the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

[UPDATE] How to wash your hands - learn from the experts

Written by Lemay Rogers

Have you heard about Global Handwashing Day?  

If you haven’t yet, you may be thinking that sounds like another silly commemoration day where a few pictures are shared, everyone has a laugh and...

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September 2018

Schools and hygiene - are your children avoiding the school bathroom?

Written by Lemay Rogers

In July 2018 the Mail and Guardian featured an article by Boitumelo Lekalakala which shared research findings and insights by the Water Research Commission. 130 schools from the Eastern Cape,...

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Technology and Trends
September 2018

Food Safety first: how hygiene can contribute to your food safety regiment

Written by Lemay Rogers

For the average Jane, or Joe, food safety became top of the awareness list with the outbreak of the listeria ST6 strain in December last year.  Although South Africa’s Health Minister, Aaron...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

[Update] 5 ways the water shortage is affecting your hygiene in the Eastern Cape

Written by Lemay Rogers

Much like the well documented water crisis in Cape Town, The Eastern Cape has been experiencing worsening water shortages as dam levels across the province drop drastically, with the dam supplying...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

Don’t bring your pets to the office!

Written by Lemay Rogers

A week ago Nicole wrote about the benefits of bringing your pet to the office.  Although I am an animal lover and see the benefit of spending time with pets, I would like to state my case for the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2018

How does office design affect hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

I often hear remarks around a building’s bathroom creating a lasting impression of the company or retail store being visited. A well designed, well-kept bathroom creates an impression that the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2018

From hand to mouth: hygiene tips in schools [Ask the Expert]

Written by Lemay Rogers

I’m just going to say it; Teachers are “bombproof” and I have the utmost respect for the profession.  Our teachers nurture, educate, and guide the next generation BUT they also miraculously manage...

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