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SweepSouth, a platform providing cleaning services in South Africa, has announced that it will cease operations in Nigeria on November 25, 2022.
The “unfavorable global macroeconomic development” was the reason given for the company’s resignation.The move comes just one year after the business started doing business in Nigeria.
The business stated that it would continue to serve Nigerian customers until Friday, November 25, 2022, when it would close its Nigerian location.
SweepSouth is the second South African business in the past month to announce its departure from Nigeria.Game Store previously stated that it would leave the nation by December 25, 2022.
A challenging decision:SweepSouth stated that it was challenging to make the decision in a notice to its Nigerian customers that was viewed by Nairametrics.
Given our desire to serve the Nigerian market, this has been a challenging choice.We are aware that this choice will have a negative effect on both our SweepSouth Community and SweepStars.The home services industry continues to be hard hit by the global macroeconomic environment.Due to current economic pressures, our business cannot continue to operate sustainably as a result of this.
The company stated, “While we will no longer be operating in Nigeria, we will continue to keep abreast of activities in the Nigerian market and work towards a potential re-entry into the market at a later date.” However, it would not say when it would return to the market.
Keep in mind that in September 2022, SweepSouth raised an investment of $11 million, which it claimed would be used for its pan-African expansion.The company’s now-defunct Nigerian operation began as part of that expansion effort.
The company is still in business in Egypt and South Africa, where it bought FilKhedma, an online marketplace for services like plumbing, carpentry, electricity, air conditioning, painting, and appliances for homes.
SweepSouth takes 40,000 bookings per month across its three markets—South Africa, Kenya, and Egypt—and was founded in 2014 by Aisha Pandor and her husband, Alen Ribic. It is backed by over $15 million from venture capitalists like Alitheia IDF and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

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