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With great adulting comes great responsibility. However, many of us neglect these responsibilities – especially when it comes to cleaning our flats and bedrooms. Fear not, The Clean Team duo, Brad Glanvill and Danielle Gerber, can accommodate all your cleaning needs while bearing your student
budget in mind.

The Clean Team was started after Glanvill recognised both the need for a budget-friendly
cleaning service, and the vast unemployment around Stellenbosch. Since August of 2018, The Clean Team has hired four permanent cleaners.

Starting this business venture has allowed Glanvill to provide a dynamic and vibey cleaning service aimed at students, while simultaneously creating positive employment opportunities for women around Stellenbosch.

Since graduating with his honours in Accounting and starting his articles this year, Glanvill has
partnered up with his good friend, Danielle Gerber, who now oversees the day-to-day running of the business. Gerber is in her third year of her LLB degree and is responsible for organising bookings and liaising with cutomers and cleaners. The duo’s aim is to make the cleaning experience as efficient
as possible.

In order to do so, The Clean Team provides all of their own equipment and supplies so the customer does not need to.

For The Clean Team duo, the most rewarding part of the business is being able to provide meaningful employment for women to further provide for their families in need. Both Glanvill and Gerber acknowledged that juggling a start-up business with academic pressures can be challenging, but included some advice for entrepreneurial students.

“It’s important to remember you are still a student, even if you are an entrepreneur. You don’t want to risk losing both because you have a business,” Gerber said.