SweepSouth suspends activities in Nigeria.
SweepSouth, an online house cleaning business based in South Africa, has announced it will be discontinuing its services in Nigeria. The firm described the choice as “extremely tough” in a statement posted on its Twitter account on Tuesday.
SweepSouth is a web-based business that offers instantaneous domestic cleaning in several South African towns. The company has successfully raised a large sum of money, especially from Naspers, and is actively growing across the remainder of Africa.
As the home service business continues to feel the effects of the unfavorable global macroeconomic climate, the company has issued a statement saying it can no longer function sustainably.
SweepSouth has announced that as of the 25th of November, 2022, the company would no longer be doing business in Nigeria. Therefore, any reservations made after the aforementioned date will be canceled.
The business also promised to reimburse clients for any pre-paid reservations, as well as any Sweepcred that was already added to their accounts.
SweepSouth, which was co-founded by Aisha Pandor and Alen Ribic in Cape Town in 2014, has now expanded into all four of Africa’s most important technological marketplaces. In 2021, the firm, which was first funded by venture financiers in South Africa, began offering its wares and services to customers in Kenya and Egypt. The firm began providing its offerings in Nigeria in 2022.
Alitheia IDF (AIF), the largest gender-lens private equity fund in Africa, led the company’s $11 million pre-seed fundraising round only three months ago. To wit: Naspers Foundry Remember that SweepSouth bought the Egyptian home service platform FilKhedma earlier this year? During that time, Awazi Angbagala, SweepSouth’s country manager in Nigeria, reported that the firm was processing 40,000 bookings each month across three marketplaces.
The company’s commitment to empowering its South African and Egyptian communities through this service will continue. SweepSouth said in their statement that although they would no longer be active in Nigeria, they would continue to monitor the market and prepare for a possible return at a later time.