Cleaning and Hiring Services 
The Cleaning and Hiring Services Chamber is made up of 16 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes that are very different in terms of their main/core business activity. The cleaning and hiring chamber in consultation with the industry is responsible for identifying and providing for the training needs of member companies within the above mentioned areas. 


Hiring Services 

Hiring Services includes truck, construction plant and miscellaneous hire. This subsector includes all types of building and construction equipment hire, earthmoving, excavating and crane hire, function, office supply and equipment hire, small tool hire, video, clothing, garment, costume and other equipment hire. Accessibility into the business to hire out commodities looks easy for individuals to venture into, but is not easy to sustain the business as it is capital intense. The informal sector is viewed as a challenge, as impact is felt both in terms of sustainable training interventions and health and safety. Management, maintenance and use of such items as building machinery or even office appliances can have an impact of the wellbeing and health of the users.


Cleaning Services

The Cleaning Services includes the provision of cleaning services to individuals, households, and businesses (contract cleaning): general cleaning services; cleaning of carpets and upholstery; industrial cleaning and pet care. Cleaning workers or cleaners maintain and clean all public and private areas of employer’s premises such as hallways, lobby, restrooms, stairwells and elevators to meet established sanitation and quality standards. They also clean washrooms, dusts furnishings and pictures, vacuums, sweep and mops floors, empties carts of dirty linen and disposes garbage, do away with spots, insects and debris, buff fixtures, and clean ashtrays. They might also delivers items to room attendants upon demand and help in cleaning guest rooms as required. The Cleaning services sector groups establishments that provide personal services to individuals, households, and businesses it is predominantly made up of small and micro enterprises. This sector also includes private households that engage in employing workers on or about the premises in activities primarily concerned with the operation of the household. These private households may employ individuals, such as cooks, and maids, and outside workers, such as gardeners, caretakers, and other maintenance workers.


Household

This sector comprises of informal enterprises owned and operated by own-account workers, either alone or in partnership with members of the same or other households, which may employ contributing family workers and employees on an occasional or on continuous basis. Household Services is one of the sub-sectors represented in the Services sector which covers Garden Maintenance, Dry Cleaning and Laundering.

Garden Maintenance Service: A garden maintenance business provides services that help to maintain the general health or condition, and the presentation of a garden. These services might include such things as lawn mowing, lawn repair and renovation, pruning, spraying pesticides, fertilising or soil care, replacing old or sick plants, maintaining indoor plants, tree lopping or tree surgery. The scope of work that is available for Garden Services Workers in South Africa is very broad ranging from: large private gardens and grounds, small domestic gardens, estate and letting agents contracts, housing and residents associations, flats with shared gardens, property management companies, care homes, commercial grounds, private roads, schools and local councils for public spaces to name but a few. This means that once Garden Services Workers have been capacitated through Garden Service Worker qualification.

The Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Services: The industry is categorised into family and commercial laundries, dry-cleaning plants, garment pressing and agents and other laundry facilities. Dry-Cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water.


Domestic

Domestic service has traditionally been informal, as have many of the other services offered to households such as painting or gardening. Individuals manage to obtain jobs as casual employees for a number of households. Some formality has been achieved through registration for UIF, as well as wage determinations. However this will remain a difficult area to formalise. Domestic housekeepers complete household tasks such as purchasing and cooking food and serving meals. They also do laundry, purchase household supplies, polish furniture and windows and mop and wax floors. Domestic housekeepers additionally do vacuuming and dusting, and some families require domestic housekeepers to clean and organize closets and pantries. Some domestic services workers may be required to look after children as well.
Strong communication skills for interacting with homeowners and their children are critical in domestic housekeeping. Domestic housekeepers should have strong time management skills, be organized and be self-directed.


Main Contacts​

Chamber Manager

Chamber Officer

Chamber Administrator

Lerato Mbonani

 

Vacant

Gloria Maulana

 

Chamber Manager: Cleaning and Hiring Services

 

 

Chamber Administrator : Labour & Collective Services

 

Tel: +27 11 276 9684

 

Tel : 011 276 9639

Fax: +27 86 535 9956


Fax:

Email: leratom@serviceseta.org.za

 

Email : gloriam@serviceseta.org.za

Web: www.serviceseta.org.za

 

Web: www.serviceseta.org.za



Chamber Committees

SURNAME

FULL NAME​

CAPACITY

CONSTITUENCY

NAME OF ORGANISATION

INDUSTRY

Dinwa

Wiseman

Chairperson

Labour

Hotel, Liquor, Catering, Commercial and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (HOTELICCA)

Cleaning

Clive Trevor

Damonze

Member

Business

National Cleaners Contracts Association

Cleaning

Harris

Ian

Member

Business

South African Textile Services Association (SATSA)

Cleaning

Landsberg

George Frans

Member

Business

Institute For Work At Height

Cleaning and Hiring Services

Mhlongo

Joice

Member

Labour

National General Workers Union  

Cleaning

Ramoshaba

Mohale William

Member

Business

Black Economic Empowerment Cleaners Association (BEECA)

Cleaning

Thulile True-Love

Gama-Xaba

Member

Labour

Hotel, Liquor, Catering, Commercial and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (HOTELICCA)

Cleaning

Mofokeng

Mampho Roslinah

Member

Labour

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU)

Cleaning

 

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