Aisha R Pandor, the South African startup entrepreneur and co-founder of SweepSouth, an online platform for ordering and paying for home cleaning services within a few minutes.
Aisha studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, where she completed a PhD degree in Human Genetics and a Business Management certificate at the UCT Graduate School of Business.
When She graduated in 2012 Pandor became the first student to graduate with two different qualifications on the same day. Aisha also worked as a management consultant with Accenture before embarking on her startup journey.
She received a South African Women in Science Award in 2011 and was named in the Mail and Guardian’s List of 200 Young South Africans in 2012.
SweepSouth connects professional, experienced and insured cleaners with homeowners, and in doing so bring technology to an industry that has remained unchanged for decades. The company is also passionate about helping to address unemployment in South Africa by connecting domestic work professionals with work opportunites. For the customers, they provide a convenient, easy and trusted service to get their homes cleaned, so they can do better things with their time.
When SweepSouth started in December 2013, the company was started after the founding partners were experiencing the inefficiencies that exist in the domestic services industry in South Africa. Through their conversations with domestic workers then, they additionally realized that in many ways, this sector had remained unchanged in practice and attitude, despite the societal progress that South Africa has made since 1994.
Follow Aisha on Twitter to follow her work: @aishapandor