Isitaladi Skoffel Squad was launched in late 2018 by two occupational therapists, Lee Jackson-Randall and Helen Farmer, and Michael Mootane, an unemployed man with a solid work background. In our 1st month of existence we were selected from 12 finalists at the GIBS Festival of Ideas for social entrepreneurs as the project most likely to create jobs. We have since been joined by our 4th founder, Kanye Rampa, with postgraduate qualifications in technology and innovation. Unlike other cleaning companies we aim to uplift our young "skoffelers" with additional training, making them more employable in the open labour market. They will also act as street ambassadors, being trained to report problems to Joburg City Council.
We provide affordable cleaning of the street frontage of residential and business properties along the Louis Botha Development Corridor. With donor support we also clean the "orphan areas" like traffic islands. Property owners, landlords, tenants, estate agents, businesses, schools, clinics, religious facilities, developers and road users all benefit from our services.