SweepSouth Pauses Operations In Nigeria
The South African home cleaning startup has established a presence for itself in each of Africa’s four major tech markets
SweepSouth has announced it’s shutting down operations in Nigeria. The company described the decision as a very difficult one via a statement shared on its Twitter page. The company said it cannot sustainably operate due to economic pressures, as the home service industry continues to be hit hard by the unfavourable global macroeconomic environment.
The venture capitalists-backed company commenced operations in South Africa in 2021 and later expanded its services to Kenya and Egypt. In 2022, the company launched its services in Nigeria.
According to SweepSouth, the closure of its operations in Nigeria will take effect from Friday, November 25, 2022. In this regard, all bookings scheduled after the date mentioned above will be cancelled. The company revealed that customers will receive full refunds for any bookings that have been paid for in advance and full refunds for Sweepcred loaded in the customers’ accounts.
The statement reads: “This has been a difficult decision to make considering our passion for serving the Nigerian market. We know this decision will negatively impact our SweepSouth community and SweepStars. Therefore we ask for your support and understanding as we navigate this time. All bookings scheduled to take place between now and November 25th will remain in place.”