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April 2020

10 things you absolutely need to know about wearing a mask

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Recently I wrote a post called “Gloves on, or Gloves off” about whether the use of gloves by the general public can limit cross-contamination and one’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

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Hygiene and COVID-19, Cleanliness and Hygiene
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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Hygiene and COVID-19, Cleanliness and Hygiene, Handwashing and Hand Hygiene
March 2020

[QUIZ] Test your bathroom etiquette

Written by Bakang Kganyago

What do you do in that moment when someone leaves the bathroom without washing their hands, or flushing the toilet? Does it make you cringe, or are you more relaxed about your hygiene habits? 

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Workplace Hygiene, Cleanliness and Hygiene, Bathroom Hygiene
February 2020

Is your fingerprint scanner making you sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

My husband recently started a new job at a company based in Cape Town’s CBD. The offices are beautifully appointed, with state of the art technology and security including a fingerprint scanner to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
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
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
August 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, Feminine Hygiene

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