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January 2020

Hygiene considerations during natural disasters: Fire

Written by Lemay Rogers

The fires currently raging in Australia are terrifying and devastating. With 5 million hectares of land burnt (that’s almost twice the size of Belgium), the world stands helplessly by as the only...

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Hygiene Specialists
December 2019

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous new year

Written by Lemay Rogers

2019... What a year!  We have seen ups and downs in the global economy, major changes in large companies, sporting greats, including South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup, and our South African...

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December 2019

Spot The Difference: The Beauty of Hygiene

Written by Bakang Kganyago

This week we take a moment to look at the beauty of hygiene and the difference it can make to overall cleanliness. In this blog, we’ll take you through some different expert hygiene practices and...

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Technology and Trends
December 2019

Ask the Expert: Recycling and sorting at source: why do it?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Globally, there is a growing consciousness regarding the preservation of our planet. More and more people are researching and taking up waste reduction practices, like the reduction of single-use...

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Ask the Expert
November 2019

World Diabetes Day: What you should know

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Recently, a friend of mine’s Grade 1 daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She had been unwell on and off and was eventually hospitalised after spiking a fever, at which point the diabetes...

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Medical Waste
November 2019

Don't forget to clean before the holidays

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The holiday season is fast approaching and I know most of us are already thinking about our holiday plans and what we hope to get up to as the curtain closes on another hard year at work. In the...

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Health and Safety
November 2019

Are you taking your toilet for granted?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Have you heard of World Toilet Day? You might think I’m joking but World Toilet Day is an actual observance day celebrated on the 11th of November annually and it has a very important message.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2019

Is your spaghetti mop making you sick?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

We normally associate cleaning with good hygiene practices, but what if your cleaning methods and tools could actually be making you sick? There have been several studies over the years detailing...

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Health and Safety
October 2019

Lost in translation: understanding personal hygiene preferences

Written by Lemay Rogers

There’s an interesting article on Opodo Travel Moments titled “Say Hello: 11 Ways People Greet Each Other Around the World”.  In the article, Carla describes the various ways in which people from...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2019

What is HACCP?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this blog we will cover:

1. What is HACCP?2. How does a food business become HACCP compliant?  3. South African HACCP legislation4. Other HACCP protocols5. HACCP and hygiene6. Other industry...

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Hygiene Specialists

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