Who we are and how it all got started.


The SweepSouth Story

In founding SweepSouth, our aim was to modernise home services and to be the African pioneers in bringing technology to the industry. With over two thousand cleaners, and thousands of satisfied customers being served monthly, we're just getting started.

The idea for SweepSouth came in December 2013 when husband and wife team Alen Ribic and Aisha R. Pandor struggled to find a part-time domestic cleaner over the holidays. The aim was to make getting your home cleaned, at short notice, a hassle-free experience. SweepSouth currently operates in most areas of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Centurion and Pretoria and will be expanding into other regions soon.


Aisha R. Pandor

Co-founder, CEO

Passionate about process engineering, science and technology. Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans 2012. SA Women in Science Award. Former molecular geneticist.


Alen Ribic

Co-founder, CTO

Software engineer, tech entrepreneur and education activist. Passionate about solving real-life problems through maths and computer science.


Luke Kannemeyer

Operations Manager

Problem-solver. Revolutionary. Passionate about data-driven decision making. Mandela Rhodes Scholar. Most Outstanding Postgraduate Leader at UCT (2012). Former molecular biologist.


Unathi Mqikela

Customer Service Specialist

Passion for life, helping people and delivering excellent customer service. An adventurous accounting student, seeking new challenges and open to new ideas.

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Winner of SiMODiSA Start-Up South Africa 2014

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Voted amongst Web Summit Top 10 African Start-Ups

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