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Author Description

Bakang Kganyago

Bakang is a Digital Marketing Executive for Rentokil Initial. A germaphobe at heart, he's passionate about learning and sharing insights on how to defeat the enemy we cannot see. Join his journey as he writes about the impact of germs in our daily lives.
May 2019

The link between colour and smell

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Bathrooms create a strong impression of your business to any guest, visitor or client. We all know how important the smell in the bathroom is when it comes to forming positive or negative...

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Technology and Trends
May 2019

What is deep cleaning and why is it important?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

In shared bathrooms, there is often a build up of limescale, organic matter and faecal deposits in the toilets and urinals, despite excellent daily cleaning. This build-up becomes a source for...

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

6 office hygiene horror stories

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Ever walked into an office and wanted to walk right back out due to bad office hygiene habits? Or experienced a horror story so bad that you contemplated going back to the office the next day?

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Workplace 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
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

7 of the funniest bathroom posters [gallery]

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Have you ever found yourself walking into a restroom and coming across a lighthearted poster, lightening up what would normally be a rather mundane trip to the loo?

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2019

Can bad smells affect your performance or mood at work?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Simply put, yes... Yes, they can. If not dealt with properly, odour issues could be affecting employee morale in your office. Can you guess why or how that actually happens?

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2019

[UPDATE] 7 most common office germs (and how you catch them)

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Cross contamination is the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms travel from one place to another. It explains why - in a busy office environment - when one colleague falls ill from a...

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Workplace Hygiene
January 2019

Food Hygiene 101: Point of production

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Store-bought food, be it pre-packaged or prepared in-store, has become such a feature of modern life that it’s unlikely we give too much thought to whether said food items are safe to consume....

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Hygiene Specialists
November 2018

[UPDATE] Toilet review: How gross is that toilet?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

For many of us the bathroom is a measure of the hygiene in an establishment. How do you know your bathrooms have ticked all the boxes for hygiene and cleanliness?

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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