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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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May 2018

Hygiene in the hairdressing industry: Ask the Expert

Written by Lemay Rogers

In our sixth installment of our blog series - Ask the Expert - we moved to an industry where hygiene isn’t always the first thing you think about. I recently interviewed Nastasha Bascarini, Owner...

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April 2018

Fact or fiction: Does cold weather make you sick?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Winter is well on it’s way with the Cape experiencing some much needed rainfall and Johannesburg hitting its first single digit evening temperatures this week. Winter brings with it many concerns...

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April 2018

The big debate: is a ‘daily scrub’ wasting water, bad for you, or a non-negotiable for personal hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

The topic of bathing solicits a variety of responses and many a debate has been started around the frequency of one’s bath or shower.

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March 2018

3 unique hygiene challenges in Johannesburg

Written by Lemay Rogers

We’ve explored the tough hygiene challenges facing Cape Town during the ongoing water crisis and considered Durban’s humid, tropical climate. Now it is time to look into the hygiene challenges of...

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March 2018

Fact or fiction: you always need to use hand sanitisers

Written by Lemay Rogers

As a society we have become more aware of personal hygiene and wellness.We have seen social trends shift with open air yoga classes, rewards systems for healthy living and hand sanitisers in every...

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March 2018

What made me more hygiene aware [first person story]

Written by Lemay Rogers

Many of us who experienced childhood in the 90s can’t help but smile when seeing the image below. These days things like drinking out of the hose is just taboo.  “The chemicals!”  “The microbes!”...

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February 2018

First, do no harm; hygiene awareness in medical facilities

Written by Lemay Rogers

I found myself in the unfortunate position recently of having a close family member require an emergency medical procedure, and I went through a number of stages after I had received the news.

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February 2018

How to motivate to get your office bathrooms deep cleaned

Written by Lemay Rogers

When you ask people where they think the dirtiest place in the office is, the bathroom is generally the first answer on offer. If you follow our blog, you will know that it is one of the main...

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January 2018

5 ways the water shortage is affecting your hygiene

Written by Lemay Rogers

With day zero being expected as early as mid-April, Cape Town has implemented level 6B water restrictions reducing the daily usage limit to 50 litres per person, per household.  What does this...

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January 2018

5 unique hygiene issues in Cape Town

Written by Lemay Rogers

The recently implemented Level 6 water restrictions in Cape Town has lead residents and businesses alike into a more constrained 2018. On the 9th of January News24 reported that the City of Cape...

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