SweepSouth has become the go-to online platform for people in search of a cleaning service as well as those looking to work for one. And it’s about to introduce a range of additional services. The company is like the Uber of cleaning services: domestic workers can register and build a personal profile of their work history on the platform; customers have access to worker profiles and can book cleaning services through the app. And while the workers aren’t directly employed by SweepSouth itself, they have free access to its app and don’t have to pay data costs for using it. From next month, SweepSouth will extend its offering to include plumbing, contracting and pool-cleaning services, among others, on a platform called SweepSouth Connect. As it stands, the SweepSouth platform already takes almost 50,000 bookings a month, and has close to 12,000 independent contractors on its books — double the number from 18 months ago. While the company at that time operated just in Joburg and Cape...

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