New minimum wage for South African contract cleaning sector

3rd of February 2015
New minimum wage for South African contract cleaning sector

The minimum wage for South Africa's contract cleaning sector rose last month, to R16.98 (1.3 euros) an hour in metropolitan and local council areas. This agreement will be binding until November 30.

Metropolitan areas covered include the cities of Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Nelson Mandela Bay. The councils include Emfuleni,

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The Cleaning Show March date in London

2nd of February 2015
The Cleaning Show March date in London

The UK's cleaning exhibition, The Cleaning Show, moves to London this year and takes place from March 10-12 at Excel exhibition centre.

With the move the organisers are promising a host of new features and events. These include the Training Academy, which is the opportunity for visitors to to learn more about products and techniques and to get

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Cow’s urine could be used to clean government offices in India

30th of January 2015
Cow’s urine could be used to clean government offices in India

A charity in India has developed a cleaning product made from cow's urine.

The product has been distilled and scented with natural ingredients such as pine oil to disguise the smell. It has been developed by the Holy Cow Foundation, a charity that cares for the cows that freely roam India's streets.

According to the foundation's Anuradha Modi,

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Recycling - convincing sceptics

29th of January 2015
Recycling - convincing sceptics

As legislation continues to throw more challenges to local and national governments on increasing recycling rates, how do they persuade the sceptics to join the cause? Ceris Burns, managing director of specialist PR agency Ceris Burns International, offers advice on the best way to communicate with this hard-to-reach audience, inspired by the

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Cash flow - tackle the challenge of balancing the books

28th of January 2015
Cash flow - tackle the challenge of balancing the books

Managing cash flow is critical to a business’s growth and survival. Your failure to effectively forecast and control liquidity issues can have disastrous implications, even if your enterprise is profitable. Hartley Milner looks at the challenges of keeping incoming receipts and outgoings in balance.

There is a board game launched in the

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UK Golden Service Awards open for entry

27th of January 2015
UK Golden Service Awards open for entry

Entries are now open for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2015. The programme recognises excellence in the contract cleaning and in-house cleaning sector.

A total of 23 awards are up for grabs, with categories encompassing education, healthcare, retail, shopping malls, manufacturing, transport hubs, hospitality, public

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