Gallagher Convention Centre
South Africa

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Estimating Made Easy
Learn how to simplify the work loading process
Become an Accredited Auditing Professional
Learn to perform a quality assurance audit
Infection Prevention
Education and networking during the Healthcare Forum
Next Generation Executive Mentorship Forum
How to train your successors to forge the future of your business
Make Business Contacts
Don’t miss out on various networking opportunities: Join the Dine Around Dinner, Business Breakfast and Networking Function!

ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019 in Full Swing

On Tuesday, 4 June, the show floor opened for the second day of ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The biennial event, organized by ISSA and e-squared publications (E2), features three days of exceptional educational seminars and networking opportunities as well as a showcase of the latest cleaning industry products and services.

Next ISSA Cleantex Africa will take place 2021.

Tuesday saw a full house for the Estimating Made Easy workloading workshop, which was moderated by ISSA Trainer Tommy Taylor. Cleaning contractors and facility managers from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and other countries across the continent of Africa shared their benchmarking and bidding procedures in an effort to elevate the region’s cleaning industry.
ISSA Joins Cleantex to Expand African Market Value

Organisers of the Cleantex exhibition, e-squared publications (E2) and ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events. The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance this established African cleaning and hygiene showcase, elevating it to the next level as well as to expand the association’s local member benefits.

Cleantex events bring together contract cleaners, distributors, facility, healthcare, retail and food service managers as well as other professionals within the cleaning, hygiene, hospitality, property maintenance and government sectors. The partners say this new relationship will add a more robust regional and international seminar and workshop program, networking opportunities, and new product and business solutions for the market, thereby reflecting the same ethos demonstrated worldwide by ISSA.

“We are quite excited to develop more local benefits for our members, starting with greater involvement in the region’s major exhibition,” said John Barrett, ISSA Executive Director. “We see this as the first of many investments we hope to make in the African cleaning industry as part of our mission to raise professionalism, increase business success and change the way the world views cleaning.”

ISSA has a current network of members throughout Africa via direct membership or alliances with groups such as the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) and the Contract Cleaners Association of Ghana (CCAG).

“By building on an already established and successful brand, this amalgamation will add a new and exciting dimension to the African professional cleaning and hygiene sector showcase,” said exhibition director Johann van Vuuren. “We will be able to make use of the ISSA’s vast experience and international network to bolster industry investment opportunities in South Africa as the gateway to the rest of Africa.”

“It is our mutual vision to exponentially grow the local industry sector and to continually introduce internationally renowned brands, quality education and the latest technology to this ever-evolving and solutions-driven market,” added van Vuuren.

The African Cleaning Review magazine, e-newsletters and interactive website, will continue to play a prominent supporting role as the official media partner for ISSA Cleantex Show 2019.

ISSA Vice President of International Services, Dianna Steinbach, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming ISSA Cleantex Africa exhibition.

About Cleantex

Established in 1998 the Cleantex trade exhibition is owned and organised by e–squared publications, publishers of African Cleaning Review. The exhibition is regarded as Africa’s foremost and dedicated event for the professional cleaning, hygiene and related industry sectors. It is a biennial business platform where industry trends, cost-effective technology and solutions offer outcomes of improved business practices in an environment where rising operational costs, increased competition and the need for higher productivity all play a decisive role in operational efficiency.
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About ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

With more than 9,200 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Botany, Australia; and Shanghai, China. Visit www.issa.com, call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800, join the discussion on LinkedIn, and follow ISSA on Facebook and Twitter.



Everybody who has the responsibility for in-house/outsourced cleaning, hygiene, laundry and facilities management should attend this exhibition and associated events. Held only every two years in South Africa, don’t miss the largest African event for this industry.

Show Times

Tuesday 4 June: 09h30 - 17h00
Wednesday 5 June: 09h30 - 17h00
Thursday 6 June: 09h30 - 16h30


ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019 was in Hall 4, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. Exhibitor, Visitor & Contractor Parking opposite main entrance on Richards Drive.

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Sponsors of the ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019

EXHIBIT AT ISSA Cleantex Africa 2019

ISSA Cleantex Africa is an established and all-encompassing professional cleaning and facility maintenance solutions event designed to attract the relevant sectors of your target market. It is where big brands showcase their innovations and new companies introduce themselves to the industry.

In a world where business transactions are conducted increasingly online and anonymously, exhibitions offer personal interactions, the chance to meet face-to-face with a handshake to discuss challenges, trends and developments.


Exhibitor badges should always be worn for easy access into the hall on the official show days. On the first day of the show, exhibitors will be allowed access into the parking and hall without their exhibitor badges, however, from then onwards, exhibitor badges must always be worn. No badge - no access.


Equipment distributors, manufacturers, service & solution providers active in the professional cleaning, hygiene, laundry and facility maintenance sectors.

Interested in exhibiting at ISSA Cleantex Africa 2021?
Please complete the form below to register.

Educate and Inform

  1. Educational seminars and industry association meetings will run alongside the exhibition to enhance knowledge and skills transfer. These business gatherings will create an environment conducive to constructive debate about key industry challenges and issues that impact on this industry sector.

There will be two workshops and two forum themes:

 For further details or to register contact Nande Jacobs at nande@cleantex.co.za  or call +27 11 238 7848. 

Workshops that boost your bottom line

Bring your top operations staff to attend both workshops and be among the first in Africa to achieve ISSA’s global Estimating Made Easy and Accredited Auditing Professional Certification status.

Boost your career and your bottom line.

Estimating Made Easy (EME) Work Loading Workshop

Trainer: Tommy Taylor BICS, I.C.E. CIMS Auditor

This one-day workshop will examine the defined systems of costing for cleaning and discuss which system is best suited for various facility types. Being able to match facility requirements with the right cleaning system and determine the number of labour hours needed to maintain a facility is ground zero.

The EME workshop will provide you with a useable framework to enable you to simplify the work loading process and to assist you in determining whether you have the right staffing level. It will address organisational structures, various disciplines and benefits of each system, as well as how to motivate staff to increase performance and quality.

This workshop is aimed at in-house service providers and building service contractors who wish to optimise resources, improve cleaning quality and gain the competitive edge in bidding for contracts. The programme will also be suitable for facility managers who wish to understand how to determine the details needed to create tender specifications, or for distributors who wish to comprehend their customers’ cleaning requirements and identify the products and services to better meet their needs


International Accredited Auditing Professional (IAAP) Certification Workshop

Trainer: Dianna Steinbach, ISSA Vice President of International Services

This course is designed to empower an individual to provide a consistent and standard quality assurance audit, whether for contracted or in-house services. Each accreditation is valid for two years from the date taken and places you within an elite group of auditing professionals throughout the world. This interactive, hands-on one-day seminar will teach you the technical skills needed to perform a quality assurance audit as well as the ethical aspects of having this responsibility. An ISSA trainer will instruct attendees on how to analyse operations data, evaluate quality and calibrate cleaning services to provide more value to your customers.

IAAP also can be valuable for individuals interested in offering third-party auditing services or sales professionals looking for a new differentiation to help customers identify service gaps that tie back to the systems and solutions they offer.

Get an Estimating Made Easy Certification


In-house service providers, Building service contractors, Industry professionals interested in work loading procedures.

Interested in the EME education session? Please complete the form below to get more information.

Get certified as International Accredited Auditing Professional


Financial Directors/Managers, In-house service providers, Building service contractors, Industry professionals interested in quality assurance procedures.

Interested in the IAAP education session? Please complete the form below to get more information.


Healthcare Forum: Cleaning for Infection Prevention

Experts: Zainudeen Popoola-Aromire (Director, FM & Operations Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, US), Marietjie Swanepoel (M S Consulting), Lesley Devenish (Infection Prevention Control Sister)

The Healthcare Forum will take place from 08h30 – 12h00 (AM) on 6 June 2019.

The Healthcare Forum consists of individual presentations and an interactive panel discussion to educate delegates on how hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) can be reduced by effective hygiene and cleaning regimes. The team of experts will share their knowledge, covering international trends, share interesting data, examples of cleaning and patient health, the challenges when dealing with HAIs, etc. and arm delegates to better educate and influence hospital managers and doctors, to implement the correct procedures to prevent the transmission of infections through cleaning facilities the correct way with the best applications.

About Zainudeen:
Zainudeen born in Nigeria, is an international expert on healthcare and infection control. He has been in public administration for over 35 years, serving in leadership roles in hospitals and universities all over the United States and is also the Council President of IEHA, a division of ISSA. He has served in leadership and administrative roles in many different organisations; from hospitals to universities, as well as the international sports apparel giant, Nike Corporation. Zainudeen will share with delegates examples, data and information that can be explored and implemented to better educate and influence hospital managers and doctors to enable them to make informed decisions.

About Marietjie:
Marietjie is passionate about improving standards in hospital hygiene and cleaning to reduce hospital acquired infections and will share her knowledge with delegates. She has been involved in healthcare and the professional training industry for over 23 years, well-known to major healthcare professionals in both the private and public hospitals as well as contract cleaning companies throughout South Africa. A hands-on self-starter, Marietjie has ensured that those trained on her courses have grown exponentially and she is regarded as an expert in her field. By introducing various initiatives on a national level and to promote best-in-class methodology, public and private healthcare institutions have benefited substantially from her trials, training and advice.

About Lesley:
Sr Lesley Devenish has been an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Nurse for 20 years, 18 of which were spent in the private sector and the past 2 in the public sector. She holds two degrees in Nursing Science and several certificates in IPC and also has vast experience in Occupational Health Nursing. She is the current treasurer of the Infection Control Society of Southern Africa and the past chairperson of the Gauteng Infection Control Society.

Next Generation Young Executive Mentorship Forum

Experts: Lee Zama (CEO at FEDHASA), Xolile Sizani (Group Chief Executive Officer of Servest), Patrick Makhubela (NCCA), Manuela D’Agata (International Education & Certification Director of ISSA)

The Next Generation Forum will take place from 13h00 – 15h30 (PM) on 6 June 2019.

Do you have what it takes to step up, lead, stand out and move to the next level in your organisation? Experts and mentors will educate delegates on leadership and business development and share lessons learnt during their leadership/management careers in the industry, empower you on characteristics needed to manage a successful cleaning industry company in today’s environment and what the cleaning customer expects from a service company leader.

This networking opportunity consist of individual presentations followed by a pannel discussion covering topics on leadership, business development and mentorship and includes local and international experts.

About Lee:
Lee Zama is the current CEO of the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA) where she joined in March this year.

Lee has over 25 years working experience across different industries, such as the services sectors and the hospitality and food fields, where she covered a variety of leadership roles in sales management and operations, national key account management and general management.

Prior to joining FEDHASA, Lee was the founder and owner of Hygcare a technology supplier to the pest hygiene and operations, Regional Business Manager for Rentokil Initial and Group Director Sales at Bidvest Prestige.

In early days Lee also co-owned and managed a 38 suite hotel in Sandton.

She holds a BSc Dietetics from the University of KwaZulu Natal, a Post Grad Diploma in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa, and a Post Grad Diploma in Business Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

About Xolile:
Xolile Sizani is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Servest, the largest black owned facilities management company on the African continent, providing integrated facilities management, cleaning, parking, catering, hygiene, office services and landscaping services. The Group employs 25 000 people across 10 000 sites, and currently has a presence across 10 African countries. Xolile holds the following qualifications BSc Eng. Degree from the University of Cape Town (UCT), MSc Eng. from Stellenbosch University (SU), MBL (UNISA), GCC, SBS Executive Education (Oxford University).

About Manuela:
Manuela D’Agata is the Education and Certification Director at ISSA International where she joined beginning of 2019. Manuela is responsible to lead ISSA efforts to enhance and promote professionalism, industry standards, and best practices across the cleaning industry through CIMS accreditation (Cleaning Industry Management Standard), training courses, and blended educational initiatives in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Oceania, and Asia-Pacific regions. Additionally, she is developing and recruiting a group of local trainers and auditors who can support ISSA in different regions.

Prior to ISSA she was Head of Training and Education at INREV, the Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles where she has been responsible for the development, management and organisation of the INREV training offering, including live courses on a wide range of industry related topics, webinars, young professionals activities. Manuela coordinated the launch of the INREV/Henley Certificate in non-listed real estate investment. Prior to joining INREV in Amsterdam, she worked as Training Specialist at Moody’s Investor Service in Milan and London.

Manuela holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Siena, Italy. She is Italian native, fluent in English and proficient in Spanish, and she is based in Amsterdam (Netherlands).


Do not miss out on the various NEW networking options at the ISSA Cleantex Africa:

  • Straight-up business advise at the Business Hub. Meet one-on-one with business experts to discuss challenges or next steps – Pre-booking appointments essential
  • Networking cocktail function on 4 June 2019 – Attendance confirmation is a prerequisite
  • Dine around dinner on 5 June 2019 with industry peers – Booking essential, seats limited
  • Dine around dinner on 6 June 2019 with industry peers – ++FULLY BOOKED++
  • Business Breakfast on the morning of 7 June 2019 – This is available to especially international visitors who would like to meet informally with either the show organisers or specific exhibitors. ++FULLY BOOKED++

About ISSA

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide.

About Cleantex

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ISSA Cleantex Africa

Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 11 238 7848 / +27 (0)72 6111959 info@cleantex.co.za

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