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Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial's Sub-Saharan Africa region. When not contributing to the Initial blog, she is the custodian of all things Marketing for Rentokil Initial Sub-Saharan Africa. As a frequent traveller AND mother of a pre-schooler, 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 2020

COVID-19: Rentokil Initial South Africa Preventative Measures

Written by Lemay Rogers

We are aware that with the rapidly changing status of COVID-19 in South Africa, many customers would like to know what our business contingency planning looks like.

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Hygiene Specialists
March 2020

Minimising your COVID-19 risk. BUT FIRST, wash your hands!

Written by Lemay Rogers

On the 11th of March 2020, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, South Africa’s Minister of Health, confirmed that South Africa has 13 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus and that 645 tests have been conducted.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
February 2020

[UPDATE] How to motivate to get your office bathrooms deep cleaned

Written by Lemay Rogers

Right now, the Coronavirus is a hot topic of discussion - and rightly so, with the current death toll having just surpassed 1100 and an estimated 45,000 more people infected.  Although treatment...

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2020

What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for you?

Written by Lemay Rogers

At the end of December 2019, the World Health Organization was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This virus was identified as a new Coronavirus (now...

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Hygiene Specialists
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

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

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
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

Fatberg armageddon - a focus on grease traps

Written by Lemay Rogers

This is what you’ll get

  1. What is a grease trap?
  2. What do our South African by-laws say about grease traps?
  3. How do I maintain my grease trap?

I recently learnt that the word Fatberg has been added...

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Technology and Trends

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