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April 2019

Greywater: Rules of Thumb

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The Western Cape is still in the midst of a serious drought, and despite water restrictions having been lifted from Level 6B to a more manageable Level 3, residents cannot afford to go back to...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
April 2019

A Day in The Life of A Rat Capturer

Written by Bakang Kganyago

A while ago, when I first started working for Initial, I took a trip with Rentokil’s pest control supervisor Bafana Nhlapo. The purpose of the trip was to experience a day in the life of a pest...

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Health and Safety
April 2019

The real costs of a cheap hygiene supplier

Written by Peta Florus

Growing up we always heard the saying "goedkoop is duurkoop" (translated as ‘cheap is expensive’). Sayings like these have - of course - become part of the ‘Rules to live by handbook’ and together...

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Health and Safety
April 2019

[UPDATE] Your office is losing 100’s of days a year to absenteeism: what can you do about it?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

April has arrived, and with it comes a definite chill in the air. And we all know what that means… We’re heading into cold and flu season. A recent article on the Medical Academic website stated...

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

[Checklist] A retailer’s guide to preparing for the holidays

Written by Lemay Rogers

Most retailers welcome the holidays with open arms but will admit to nagging anxiety in the pit of their stomachs: a retail experience during the holidays can make or break your business. For the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2019

Surely access to toilets is a basic human right?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 21st March is Human Rights day and a public holiday in South Africa, and if you are lucky enough to be in full-time employment, you would have had a paid day off to contemplate life, the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
March 2019

World Health Day: A quick guide to responsible medical waste disposal

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day on the 7th of April. The purpose of World Health Day is to build awareness about health care, and, through training and backing,...

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Hygiene Specialists
March 2019

Yellow Banana Good, Green Banana Bad

Written by Darren Leishman

Employees’ brains are hardwired to find happiness in colour and lighting.

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Technology and Trends
March 2019

3 tips to stress free hygiene during load shedding

Written by Lemay Rogers

Hello darkness my old friend, it’s come to load shedding again…

To any South African, there are no words more painful as these. Load shedding has once again become a reality and I fear many...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
March 2019

Germy rhymes: Nosy Rosie

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Two weeks ago we launched a fun new series of Germy hygiene rhymes. This initiative aims to spread hygiene awareness, rather than the germs themselves, in a fun and light-hearted way!

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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