Name: 62.) Melody Maroni - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in a flat in Somerset West

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story:

References: Yes, two

What the reference said:

Our observation:

Name: 2.) Nene Kala - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, home

                                     management certificate, cooking course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

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

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 1,5 years old

Her story: Nene has been working for the same family for 9 years. When she started to work there the youngest child was 1,5 years old and the mother was at home as well. But Nene was alone with the toddler several times a week when the mother quickly went out to go somewhere. We called the family plus a second family where she worked for 2 years for a testimonial. We placed her but the family could no longer afford her, they gave her a nice reference as well. In the meantime we placed her again and now she is only looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, three

What the references said: Nene cleans very well. She is absolutely honest, nothing has gone missing ever.  She has been with me for 9 years now and is very reliable

Nene's English is very good and she just always comes.  She is well mannered and often alone at home.  She is also naturally good with children.

Nene worked for us for over a year. We got her from One Stop Domestic. She was never absent from work other than for planned leave. She is honest and worked completely unsupervised. She was good with our pets and made always sure all windows and doors were locked before leaving in the afternoons. I can also say that she irons very well. We could unfortunately no longer afford her.

Our observation: Nene is outgoing, likes to talk and socialize.  She is friendly and hard working.  She also asked a lot of questions which shows that she communicates well.

Name: 57.) Margret Ajibu - cleaning lady, restaurant experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1996

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Margie currently works as a cleaning lady for an elderly couple, but only when they call her. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Margie works for us when we call her. She has been working for us for 10 months now. I can say that she is honest and reliable and a very nice lady.

Our observation: Margie likes to listen to music and to play with children. On weekends she goes to church.

Name: 2.) Rodreck Makumba - gardener, security guard, crane operator,

                                                      likes animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

His story: Rodreck worked for a construction company as a crane operator and was doing concrete structures, operating the mixer. The construction company closed down and we called his former supervisor for a testimonial. His hobby is gardening and he has an own garden at his house. Rodreck currently works as a security guard full time but the shifts and salary are both bad. He therefore would like to be a gardener.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Rodreck worked for our construction company in East London until we closed down. He is a good guy and a good worker. He was always punctual and is soft hearted.

Our observation: Rodreck likes nature and plants as well as animals and would therefore like to be a gardener. He has his own small garden at home and says he is a fast learner. We introduced him to all basic garden tools and he did well.