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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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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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Cleanliness and Hygiene
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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Workplace Hygiene
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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Workplace Hygiene
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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Environment and Green Hygiene
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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Environment and Green Hygiene
December 2017

How clean is your handbag?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Whether you refer to it as a handbag or a manbag, for many of us it's an item we can’t go without. This piece of functional fashion generally contains our phones, keys and wallets but extends to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2017

How much are you willing to pay for a clean toilet?

Written by Lemay Rogers

I must admit that when I was first posed the question my kneejerk reaction was that a clean toilet is the standard and a non-negotiable. Really, it’s a basic requirement!  

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2017

What can you buy for R2.40 per day?

Written by Lemay Rogers

We all know that hygiene is important. You need to wash your hands before you eat and after using the toilet to protect yourself from harmful germs. You protect your company’s image by keeping...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2017

To hot-desk or not-to-hot-desk that is the question

Written by Lemay Rogers

Our office landscapes continue to evolve. Individual office suites (complete with secretarial en-suite) has made way for open plan environments. Large boardrooms only used for formal occasions...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2017

How to wash your hands - learn from the experts

Written by Lemay Rogers

Have you heard about Global Handwashing Day?  

You’re probably thinking that sounds like another silly commemoration day where a few pictures are shared, everyone has a laugh and it’s all...

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