The one day/week ladies normally like to earn between R180 and

R200/day including transport. The employer provides a bread/rusk and

coffee breakfast and a sandwich type of lunch.

Name: 80.) Grieta Olivier - cleaning lady, has cooked light meals before

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

( the green days are the days the lady is available to work for you)

Daily wage: R200 from 8 to 15h

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Newborn

Her story: For 8 years Grietha is now working for the same family who we contacted for a testimonial. She helped raise their two children from when the oldest was 1 year old and the youngest from newborn. The mother quickly went back to work and Grietha was alone with the children until they went to creche at the age of 2 years. Grietha is also responsible for the cleaning of the house and the laundry.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Grietha works now for us for 8 years Monday to Friday. She is looking for Saturday work to improver her income. She is great and uses her head. Both our children have a good relationship with her. She is responsible and kind with them. She sometimes cooks light meals for us, is always in a good mood and also great with our dogs and cat. We can warmly recommend her to anyone and love the fact that she also speaks Afrikaans.

Our observation: In her free time Grietha plays with her only child who is in primary school, goes to church or reads. She describes herself as well organized and a fast learner.

Name: 81.) Porcia Yekiwe - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, baby and

                                                toddler development and stimultion certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

( the green days are the days the lady is available to work for you)

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 4 years old

Her story: Porcia likes children a lot. She has got a baby and toddler development and stimulation course of which we have a copy.  For 2 years she worked for the same family until they could no longer afford her.  She cleaned the house and took care of the laundry and sometimes played with the 4 year old child of the family. Porcia is currently working but is beeing treated unfairly and is looking for a new challenge again. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Porcia worked for us as a char from 8 to 16h for three years until we had to let her go because of financial reasons. She was an excellent worker and always went that extra mile for us.  She is very honest, clever and she always finished my list of what to do for that day.  I only gave her extra things as she put herself into a good routine of what to do when.  She also played with our 4 year old daughter sometimes and she really likes children. 

Our observation: Porcia says if someone teaches her how to cook she will be able to cook for her new family.  She is neat, polite and in her free time sings in a choir. 

Name: 82.) Rosie Magaqa - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R180

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her story: Rosie is a Christian who currently works 3 days of the week for the same family in Somerset. We called them for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic has filled Rosie's week and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Rosie has been working for us since 2014. She cleans both our house and office. But we know her already longer than that and she is a honest lady that is not lazy at all. We showed her in the beginning how we want things done and from then she carried on. She is very reliable and a nice addition to the family.

Our observation: Rosie is a Christian who goes to church every weekend and if her new family teaches her how to is keen on cooking for them. She likes to do laundry and weekends she spends with her grown up children.

Name: 83.) Prim Kunaka cleaner or nanny for toddlers, basic cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her storyPrim has been working for the same family twice a week since 2013 and cleans for another lady every Saturday. She however struggles to get her week full and says she would also accept full time work, preferable Monday to Friday as she likes her Saturday work very much. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has found work for her and now she is still for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPrim works very well. She has been with us since 2013. She is a good cleaner and also cleans our windows. She is good with communication and is seldomly sick. We do have cats and she likes them too.

Our observation: Prim says on weekends she goes to church and meets with friends. She plays with her child and cleans her own house. Prim describes herself as calm and easy going.

Name: 84.) Saru Chinyere - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2 years old

Her storySaru was working for a family of 9 for two years. There were 7 children, as some of them were adopted. She worked there until the family could no longer afford her. Then she worked for 2 days a week as a cleaning lady and nanny for a family until the family moved. We called both families for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Saru worked for us for two years. We are a family of 9 and have 7 children. She was always on time, didn't have any bad habits and was always neat and clean. She talked to my teenagers and helped me discipline them and we all liked her. She was pleasant to have around.

Saru worked fo us for 2 days a week until we moved to Durban. Our daughter was 2 years old and she was very good with her. I would describe Saru as very capable. I was a stay at home mom but my daughter was regularly with her when I had to go shopping or do other chores in the mornings. I can certainly recommend her to anyone.

Our observationSaru describes herself as a quiet worker who rather asks than make a mistake. She was very friendly and thanked us several times that she could participate in the course. Her sister is also registered with us and has been placed successfully.

Name: 85.) Vee Bauti - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, wants to

                                        work in Stellenbosch, likes children and animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2 years old

Her storyVee worked for a year for a family with two children. She then went back to Zimbabwe and got married and now her sister is working for that family. Vee's husband came with her and is working full time. We placed Vee in Stellenbosch with a family for 4 days/week and now she is still looking for the above day(s) in Stellenbosch.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidVee worked for us for just over a year. She is a very clean and tidy person herself and had to keep our house clean, take care of the laundry and afternoons played with our 2 and 4 year old children. They liked her very much and she made them breads and also sometimes bathed them. We think she will make a great addition to any family.

Our observationVee was cleaning one of our rooms where we had forgotten R4000 next to the bed. It was all still there! She likes to spend time with her friends on weekends and to go to church. She describes herself as rather quiet and always friendly. She also likes both children and animals.

Name: 86.) Annelise Carelse cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R180

Stay in/outout

Lives: in Macassar

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: Yes

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her storyAnnelise is a Christian who is working one day/week in Stellenbosch as a cleaning lady. Her responsibilities are cleaning the (rather big) house, ironing and window washing. The employer understands should she find full time work and we called them for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic has found work for her and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: I asked our cleaning lady who has been with us for years to bring a reliable friend one day/week to help clean the house and iron. She brought Annelise and she is now working for us once a week. The two of them are friends and come in together, always punctual. Annelise works fast but thorough and gets a lot done in one day. She communicates well and is open minded. We would of course like to to keep her once a week but understand if she finds full time work for a better income.

Our observationAnnelise is an extrovert who easily talks to people. She is a fast learner and on weekends a volunteer at her church.

Name: 87.) Faith Mapfumo - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 1 year old

Her storyFaith worked for a family for 3 months in 2016 until the family moved away. She cleaned and ironed. In the afternoon, the children were at home and played with her. They were 1 and 2 years old. Then, she was a stand-in domestic for 3 weeks when a German couple's domestic had to go to Zimbabwe.  We followed up both references. We placed Faith in the meantime and now she is still looking for one day's work.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidFaith worked for us for 3 months until we moved too far away. She cleaned and ironed for us and, in the afternoon our two children were at home and when she was finished with her cleaning tasks she played with them. They both liked her lots. She cleaned very nicely and I can recommend her for both working with children and cleaning.

Faith worked for us for 3 weeks as a stand-in domestic. Nothing ever went missing. If our permanent domestic would not have come back, we would have offered Faith a permanent position because she never stops trying and always wants to please you.

Our observationFaith is passionate about children and on weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 88.) Nodia Kwiti - cleaning lady, likes to cook & bake

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2 years old

Her storyNodia worked for a Dutch family for 3 years until they moved back to Holland. Sometimes she looked after their youngest child but she mainly cleaned and took care of the laundry. We contacted them via email for a testimonial. Nodia hasn't cooked for other people but loves cooking and is willing to be taught. One Stop Domestic found a stand in position for her for a domestic on leave and we also contacted that employer for a testimonial.

In the meantime Nodia found work and is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNodia worked for us for 3 years as a housekeeper until we moved back to Holland. She uses her own initiative and is nice to have around. Our children liked her from the start and she sometimes played with our youngest child who was at that stage 2 years old. She would follow my instructions regarding the child 100% and was very responsible with the children but still fun. They got along well and the way she treated our children was also nice to me.  She is a very good lady, kind and reliable and I can recommend her to anyone.

Nodia was a stand in domestic for 3 weeks for our lady on leave. After an initial introduction she went on herself and I was satisfied with her work.

Our observationNodia likes to communicate and learn new things. In her free time she bakes and meets friends. She likes children and on weekends cleans her own house and does her own ironing.

Name: 89.) Bule Lobi  - cleaning lady, nanny for school children,

                                       home based care certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 5 years old.

Her storyBule worked for one year for a family until they moved. She currently works three days a week for a family with a 5 year old daughter and teenagers. We called both families for a testimonial. In the meantime we found work for Bule and she is now still looking for the abve day(s).

References: Yes, two.

What the reference saidBule worked for us for one year until we moved away to George. She is very hard working and trustworthy. I like her attitude and she adapts quickly. Nothing ever went missing and our whole family liked her. She was working for us full time and we can strongly recommend her.

Bule works for us three days a week. She started a month ago. Our daughter is 5 years old and the other children are teenagers. She is very good with our daughter, plays hide and seek with her and Bule is always dressed neatly and clean. I don't have to supervise her. I leave her a list of extra things to do and she gets to all of them. She is in a nice routine now and we are very happy with her. She also does some basic cooking for us.

Our observation: Bule was very polite and shy at first. On weekends she goes to church, cleans her own house and does her washing. She also helps her children with homework on the weekends and says she is non-demanding and adapts well to new situations.

Name: 90.) Andiswa Sifolo cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R180

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 6 years old

Her story: Andiswa was a cleaning lady for a guesthouse for a year. For the next 3 years she worked for a family in both their restaurant and in their private home. In the restaurant she was cleaning as well as making pizzas and fish.  The family moved away and we called them for a testimonial. Andiswa also has cleaning company experience and is now looking for a new challenge again.  

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidWe were absolutely crazy about Andiswa.  The only reason why she stopped working for us was because we moved.  We even tried to convince her to come with us but it was not possible. She is a very very hard worker and a fast learner.  She is always neat and tidy and a physically strong worker too. She never missed one day of work in all the years and worked for our people’s private house as well. After she had done all the ironing and cleaning she went to work in the garden to keep herself busy!! She is very good with children and does stimulational things with them like reading and writing and does not only play with them. She is as honest as can and will be a great addition to each family.

Our observation: Andiswa is a thorough and fast worker.  After she had finished the cleaning tasks I had given her she started to help the other women so she is a hard worker and wants to keep herself busy.  She also made immediate contact with my toddler and likes children. She describes herself as a hard, quiet worker who likes good communication.

Name: 91.) Esther Gama - cleaning lady    

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her storyEsther is one of our top gardenboy's wife. We managed to fill all his days and he is dedicated and all employers praise him. Esther worked in Malawi at a receptionst for a gym but here in South Africa cleans for a man whenever he calls her. Both her children stayed behind in Malawi and she wants to send money to them and the grandmother. We called that man for a testimonial. In the meantime Esther has found work and is now only looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Ester is our gardener's wife. She sometimes comes in when we need extra help and works under the supervision of our cleaning lady. She is like our gardener always on time and energetic. We like her a lot but don't need her often. It would be fantastic for her to be able to find full time employment and for that we can recommend her.

Our observationEsther likes both cats and dogs and is passionate about children. She and her husband want to both work full time and send money to Malawi for their children. Weekends the two of them meet with friends or do odd jobs in order to get more money. Esther says she won't disappoint her employer as she is very dedicated and eager to find work.

Name: 92.) Zuki Makinana - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, early

                                               childhood development and stimulation and

                                               housekeeping certificates, can cook

Nationality: South African

born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

LivesIn the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her storyZuki worked for 3 years for a shoe selling shop in Cape Town. She worked there every day and did a bit of everything. She cleaned the shelves, floors and toilets, operated the till and did the pay slips. Then the shoe shop closed down. Zuki then helped the lady who employs her husband as a gardener. We called both for a testimonial and have a copy of her certificates. In the meantime we placed Zucki in two families as a cleaning lady. They are both happy with her and she's still looking for work on the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidZuki was our bigges asset around. She worked for us for 3 years and was sick only a few days. She is dedicated and hard working and was good with our clients. Zuki is loyal and I am sure if she starts with a family she is comitted to work there for a very long time. Zuki worked for me off and on when my own cleaning lady was not there. Her husband has been our gardener for years. Zuki works well and knows everything about house cleaning. She cooked for us when I couldn't do it and was fine with our dog inside the house. Her ironing was up to standard and our children are already grown ups.

Our observationZuki says she likes animals and children. She lives together with her husband who works full time and their children are with grandma in the Eastern Cape. Zuki describes herself as a hard working person who is friendly and loyal.

Name: 93.) Juliet Somdaka - cleaning lady with cooking and

                                                  food preparation certificate and

                                          home management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Monthly salary: R180

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her storyFor 2 years Juliet worked for a family who had to let her go because they decided to get a sleep in domestic.  Since then she has been cleaning and ironing every Saturday for a lady and in 2014 was a full time stand in domestic for 4 months. We contacted all three for a testimonial. We found work for Juliet and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Juliet has been working for me for the last 3 years every Saturday. She is a great girl and I can really recommend her. She does everything I tell her and I am happy with her standard of cleaning. Juliet cleaned our offices as well as our private home for about 4 months full time as a stand in domestic. We were happy with her and can recommend her to anyone. Juliet is always on time and makes the effort to come early. She is able to learn the way of cleaning you prefer. She cleans fast and we have a very big house and I can definitely recommend her.

Our observation: Juliet is a Christian who goes to church every Sunday. Her free time she spends with her children and she loves to cook and read.

Name: 94.) Lindi Nguberamba - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? No

Her story: Lindi worked for a Pizza place for a year until she found better paid domestic work as a cleaning lady for a family without children. She worked there full time for a year until they moved away. Now Lindi is looking for a new challenge again. We have placed her in the meantime and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Lindi was working for us for just over a year. We are a pizza place and I was her manager. She was working both in the kitchen and as a cleaner. Compared to many other girls we employ she was always punctyal and we would have loved to keep her. But she left to become a domestic worker with a better income.

Lindi worked for us full time as a domestic for a year. She was all that we were looking for in a cleaning lady. Punctual, reliable and trutworthy. We then moved away and it was too far for her to still come work for us.

Our observation: Lindi was very friendly and describes herself as always in a good mood and eager to learn new things. She is hard working and on weekends plays netball with children and goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 95.) Tsitsi Chinhoro cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 8 months old

Her storyTsitsi has been working for the same family for 6 years. She was first working there full time and was alone at home with the 8 month old boy, until they put him in creche at the age of 18 months. Both parents are working. Now, the boy is already 6 years old and she still works for them 3 days/week, but since all the children of the family are now in school, there is not enough work to keep her full time. We called the family for a reference. In the meantime we placed Tsitsi and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Tsitsi has been working for us for 6 years. First, it was full time and now she still works for us 3 days/week. Six years ago, she looked after our 8 month old son unsupervised until he went to creche half-day when he was 18 months old. She still does babysitting for us on weekends and sometimes sleeps over. She is part of our family and we fully tust her. She is lovely and kids adore her. She is all you need in a nanny and cleaning lady and I can strongly recommend her.

Our observationTsitsi describes herself as friendly and she likes to play with children. On weekends, she helps her children with homework, goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 96.) Patricia Gama – cleaner or nanny for babies, likes ironing          

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2 years old

Her story: Patricia is a Christian who worked for 4 years as a char for a family with two children. They were 7 and 2 years old when she started to work for them.  Then they moved to Australia and Patricia doesn’t have a reference from then.  She says if someone teaches her how to cook she is willing to cook for her new family. For the last 3 years she works for the same family every Tuesday but since one day is too little income she is looking for full time work.  That employer gave her a very nice testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Patricia has been working for me once a week for 3 years now. She is totally reliable and honest and every time locks up our house properly before she leaves.  She is intelligent, hard working and uses her initiative. Everyone in the family likes her, also our cat.  If she can’t come she let’s me know and always adds that little extra touch to my house.  In the 3 years she has also helped out my friends and neighbors and they were equally happy with her. I can recommend her to anyone.

Patricia was given to us by One Stop Domestic. She was our nanny for our daughter from when she was only 3 months old. She also cleaned the house sometimes and I must say she irons very well. We no longer need Patricia's service and hope One Stop Domestic will be able to find her a cleaning and nanny position soon.

Our observation: Patricia cleans thoroughly and uses her own initiative. Her favorite tasks are ironing and child minding. She immediately made contact with my toddler and started to play with him.  She is naturally good with children and has three children of her own who were born between 2000 and 2011.