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September 2019

Hidden germs at the mall

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Do you find that this year is just flying by?  You may struggle to believe it but there are only 15 weeks left before Christmas!

Within the next two months, you will start seeing a noticeable...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2019

Can colour encourage better bathroom behaviour?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever felt anxious when walking into a room and not known why? Or perhaps you’ve felt inexplicably calm and relaxed in a different space? The artist Pablo Picasso once said that "colours,...

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2019

Absenteeism, presenteeism, and the economic impact of poor hygiene [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Lemay Rogers

I was shocked to learn that presenteeism costs the South African economy an estimated R89 billion annually.  According to a Fin 24 article, the Momentum Effective Employee Index states that the...

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

5 Rentokil Initial products that would make you more comfortable at the dentist

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If I had to do a snap poll of things that people put off doing (generally until it’s too late) I’m sure that going to the dentist would be fairly high up the list. Going to the dentist is the sort...

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Health and Safety
August 2019

5 unexpected places you may find Initial medical waste bins and disposal services

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Medical waste management and compliance isn’t an issue strictly found in hospitals and clinics. While it’s easy to make that assumption you’d be surprised to know that there are other businesses...

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Medical Waste
August 2019

Presenteeism and Productivity

Written by Peta Florus

At this time of the year when there are a number of people fighting off colds and flu, there is always a discussion about absenteeism and presenteeism - and which one is worse.

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

Designed to be kind: 5 reasons we love bio-enzyme soaps

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Over the last few years, Initial South Africa has been on a journey to replace as many of the chemicals used in the business as possible with more environmentally friendly products. 

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

Germy Rhyme: Vi and Rus The well travelled germs

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Vi and Rus: the well-travelled germs

Vi and Rus are best of friendsThey’ve travelled far, and know the latest trendsFrom Qwerty keysTo all sorts of emojis!

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Germy Rhymes
August 2019

[QUIZ] What is your clean scent?

Written by Lemay Rogers

In a recent blog entitled the power of smell we explored how smells in public spaces and bathrooms affect people’s impressions.  I was surprised to learn that in the research conducted, people...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2019

What do tax-free sanitary pads have to do with education?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Last year - after VAT increased from 14% to 15% - I wrote a blog adding my voice to those of many other activists who have been tirelessly campaigning for sanitary products to be zero rated for...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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