You can always make an induvidual work offer to a specific domestic and see if he or she will accept it.

Most ladies would like to earn between R3800 and R4000/month as a starting salary, (including transport for 5 days a week). They are usually offered a breakfast bread/rusks with coffee and a sandwich type of lunch from the employer. The sleep in ladies start at R3500/month, but get 3 meals/day plus free water and electricity. They also only use public transport twice a week and not daily.

On the bottom of the page you will find our ladies from Cape Town and surroundings while the gardeners are displayed on a separate page.

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Name: 1.) Pauline Motsi - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, housekeeping

                                           certificate, only looking for work in Somerset

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1971

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: in or out

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R4500 sleep out

Livesin Somerset West 

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2,5 years old

Her story: Pauline worked at a petrol station in Zim for 16 years until they closed down. That shows that she is able to maintain a long term work relationship. She is divorced without a boyfriend and her only child was born in 1996 and lives in Zim with her mother. After the petrol station she worked for 6 months as a domestic in Zim and we contacted the family for a testimonial. The next 2,5 years she worked for us (owner of One Stop Domestic) and is still working for us (sleep in). She has never been sick in 2,5 years time but please read my reference for her below! She is a real gem. The only reason we will place her into a new family is that our children are bigger now and instead of full time we will only need her 1 or 2 days/week. But she prefers to work full time for one family.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Pauline worked for us for 6 months. Then she left for South Africa. We would most definitely have employed her longer and I think she will be a great addition to any family. She is a hard worker and nice woman to have around.  She cleans well and uses her own initiative.  Our child was already 12 years old when she started to work for us but she was getting along very well with him and I think she would be great with younger children as well.

When Pauline started to work for us 2,5 years ago our 4 children were 2,5 years, 6, 9 and 12 years old. She managed not only to clean our 4 bedroom house and do all the laundry and ironing but also cleaned our guestcottage in the garden and went on play dates with our youngest one two afternoons/week. She is well mannered and humble. Pauline communicates well and has never been sick. She was regularly alone with the children and they like her. One evening a week she did babysitting for us and cooked light kid's lunches like Spaghetti and chicken nuggets with mash. If you work from home she will never bother you and you only tell her a thing once then she remembers.

Our observation: Pauline uses her own initiative. She follows instructions well and says she likes to learn new things. Weekends she practises with the church choir and Sundays goes to church. 

Name: 2.) Marie September - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Daily wage: R200

Livesin Sir Lowry’s Pass

Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: Yes

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

Her story: Marie originally comes from the Karoo (Colesburg), worked for 5 years in Somerset as a sleep in and again slept in with another family for 3 years. The youngest child she had to care for was 1,5 years old. Marie had to do evening babysitting, general childcare and ran the household. In 2015 One Stop Domestic placed her full time as a sleep in. She still works there but the family now only needs her 2days/week on a sleep out basis. Now she is looking for the remaining days.

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference saidMarie slept in with us for three years until my husband lost his job and we could no longer afford her. She woke up every morning at 6 o’clock and then woke my daughter, made her porridge, combed her hair and got her ready for playschool.

Marie is very intelligent. Our youngest child was 1,5 years old when she started to work for us while the other two were 5 and 7 years old. She was always nice with the children and kept them busy and she was good with cleaning. We moved and our new house didn’t have sleep in facility but I can recommend her to anyone.

We got Marie through One - Stop - Domestic and she has been working for us for almost 2 years. She is like a mother to my children. But they now go to school and we can no longer afford her. She will be a great addition to any family. Her language skills in Afrikaans and English are great.

Our observation: Marie is very friendly, is outgoing and laughes a lot.  She says she likes a clean house and wants her washing always to be updated.

Name: 3.) Rubbie Mutize - cleaning lady, child care certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

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

Monthly salary: R4000 cleaning, R4500 home based care

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyRubbie worked as a stand in nanny for a family for 6 months and now is looking for a new challenge again. For another family Rubbie has done child minding for a very small baby but they moved away and she doesn't have a reference from them. Her husband is working full time and their two school children live with them. She has a child care as well as a home based care certificate of which we have a copy. We called the first family for a testimonial. Rubbi currently works in a job she found herself but is prepared to give it up for full time employent. End of 2017 Rubbie finished her studies as a nurse for home based cared and they also gave her a reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidRubbie worked for us for about 6 or 7 months when our normal nanny was on leave. She is a great lady with very good English. We liked her a lot. She is a Christian and very honest and reliable.

Rubbie struck me as friendly, motivated, intelligent and goal driven. She is passionate about the elderly and those in need of care. The patients she worked with liked her a lot because she was always willing to go that extra mile for them.

Our observationRubbie was referred to us by One Stop Domestic's own cleaning lady. Rubbie is clever and likes children a lot.

Name: 4.) Gladys Dzuda - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, cooked family

                                             dinner, loves animals, had keys to employer's

                                             house, office cleaing experience, cooking and

                                             baby and toddler stimulation certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

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: R180 in Somerset West, R200 further away

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Gladys worked for a family full time. Their children were 2, 4 and 6 years old when she started to work for them and we contacted them for a reference. She also only ironed for a family 1 day/week and worked as an office cleaning lady.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Gladys was a good worker. She is a happy person who is reliable and very willing. She is punctual, trustworthy and thinking on her feet. She cleaned our house and helped with our small children who were in creche and school in the mornings. In the afternoons she played with them. Gladys didn't do any cooking for us. She is hard working and good with children. During the holidays, she always looked after the children full time because both me and my husband had to work.

Gladys ironed for us one day a week to help with our big amount of laundry. We never had any problems with her and can recommend her.

Gladys worked for our offices as a cleaning and coffee lady. She also went to us for the shops to buy some refreshments. She is very honest and has reasonable time keeping.

Our observation: Gladys likes children and also likes to cook. In the summer, she likes to swim and she has also office cleaning experience. She pointed out to us that she loves animals.

Name: 5.) Precious Zengeni - cleaner or nanny for school children,

                                                 health and hygiene course, cooking

                                                 certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out

Stay in/out: sleep in combi (sleep some days at home and some at the employer's house) or sleep out, not only sleep in

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 10 years old.

Her storyPrecious' mother works for a family in Zimbabwe. In the beginning Precious helped them out when her mother was sick, but later became part of their permanent staff as they had many guests and her mother couldn't manage the big house alone. Precious worked for them from for 7 years. Their children were 10 and 12 years old when she started to work for them and we called the family for a testimonial. For 6 months she was working in Somerset West as a cleaning lady and nanny in a family where we placed her and we also got a reference from them.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: For Precious' reference we phoned all the way to Zimbabwe. The employer told us that Precious is very hard working and that she was with them for 7 years. First she helped out in the house and later her position became more permanent until she decided to join her husband in South Africa. The children liked her, she is very kind and has done some basic cooking. She is trustworthy and a very quick learner.

We got Precious at a difficult time from One Stop Domestic when our second child was about to arrive. We left her alone with house and animals and I thought if she could cope alone for a few days she would be a good fit. Precious was punctual and not sick but I wanted more of a nanny than she was, she cleaned well but I expected to have a lady who is naturally more interested in my kids. We got now a replacement from One Stop Domestic and it is still early days with the new lady. I can recommend Precious for cleaning but think cleaning and kids will be too much for her.

Our observationPrecious says that, on weekends, she listens to music, cleans her own house and goes to church on Sundays.

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Name: 6.) Letti Manyara - cleaning lady, very good with animals, can cook

                                             Au Pair course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 2 years, Letti worked for a family in Johannesburg while her parents looked after her twins in Somerset-West. She then decided to join them because she missed them too much. She does not have a problem being a sleep in lady as her children see her much more often now and the twins are already in primary school.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLetti worked for us for 2 years. She is very reliable and trustworthy and we could always count on her even if it was on short notice. She is always willing to learn new things and she is a quick and thorough worker and very good with animals. She prepared our dinner when I was unable to do so. Letti left out of her own because she wanted to spend more time with her parents and children.

Our observationLetti describes herself as an easy-going person who, on weekends, likes to spend time with her family, take walks and go to church. She has done basic cooking before and is a quiet lady looking for a new challenge.

Name: 7.) Funeka Mazomba cleaning lady or nanny for newborns,

                                                  cooked dinner for the whole family

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Daily wage: R200

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFuneka's employer approached us to help find her more days as she is such a wonderful lady. She started to work for her current employer in 2000 already but because the children are in creche it is now only one day a week. Since 2004 she is working for another family also. We called both employers for a reference. Funeka loves cooking and cooked supper for the whole family.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidFuneka has been working for me for 15 years now. First full time then we had to reduce her hours because the children went to creche. She is very reliable and honest and great with children. She raised two children for us from newborn, cleaned, ironed and did other chores around the house. I can recommend her to anyone. Funeka is super trustworthy. She has the keys to our house and uses her own initiative when she cleans as we are not at home when she comes. She is always friendly towards us and lets us know if she can't come which doesn't happen often.

Our observation: Funeka is a good cleaner, is friendly and thanked us several times for the course. By working for the same family now for 15 years she shows that she is interested in a long term relationship with her employers. We could also see her passion for children.

Name: 8.) Zanele Siyotula - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

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, Xhosa, understands a bit Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyZanele cleaned a restaurant for 2 years but when the restaurant closed down she forgot to ask them for a reference letter. She then did volunteerly cleaning work at an office in Stellenbosch but since it is not paid is looking for domestic work. We called her supervisor of the Stellenbosch offices. One Stop domestic found work for her and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZanele has worked for us for 6 months. The ladies come walking to us from Kayamandi. We don't pay them but give them the opportunity to gain cleaning experience. They clean inside the offices, office rooms, bathrooms and office equipment and also work in our garden. We normally only take people for 6 months and understand of course should they resign earlier because they don't get a salary. Zanele is a fantastic worker. Was always on time and left with a smile. Did good cleaning and we all were happy with her. I can definitely recommend her for cleaning.

Our observationZanele likes new challenges and can iron as well. On weekends she likes to spend time with her family, to clean her own house and to read.

Name: 9.) Netsai Foya - cleaning lady or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available? :

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 11 and 15 years old

Her story: Netsai's sister is one of our top nannies (Geti Foya, already placed full time) and Geti recommended her to us. Netsai worked for a family for 18 months. She did the housekeeping and the children of the family were 11 and 15 years old. She sometimes was alone with them but got along well with them. We called the family for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic found work for Netsai and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Netsai worked for us full time for 1,5 years. She was cleaning, ironing and had normal contact with my children who really liked her and she was friendly to them and always had a minute to talk to them. She is very friendly and will go that extra mile for you. I can definitely recommend her. She had to leave us when she fell pregnant because of her severe morning sickness but she doesn't want to have more children.

Our observation: Netsai likes children and animals. In her free time she likes to bake and spend time with her children. And on weekends she goes to church.

Name: 10.) Jacqueline Sitolo - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Her story: Jacqueline currently cleans every second weekend for the same family. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Jacqueline works for me every second weekend. She has always been punctual and is willing to work hard. She is shy and quiet. She is friendly, trustworthy and never has ever gone missing. She is very strong but hasn't ever broken anything. And she is very pleasant to have around.

Our observation: Jacqueline describes herself as shy and polite. She likes children and on weekends, she goes to church and plays netball. She says she is willing to be taught how to cook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: 11.) Gloria Munkwa - cleaning lady or nanny for school children,

                                                home based care and child minding certificate

                                                which she both lost in a fire

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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, 9 years old

Her storyFor 9 years, Gloria has been working for a laundry in Somerset West, but they only call her when they need her and that's why she is looking for full-time domestic work. For the last 2 months, she has been cleaning for the same family every Saturday and we called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidGloria has been working for us for 2 months now every Saturday. She works at the laundry we use and one day I just approached her. She is very reliable and cleans to our full satisfaction. She is always punctual and does what you tell her. She only cleans with us, but I can see that she is good with children. She even taught our child a few words in Xhosa. I am a goldsmith and once forgot some jewlery at home and Gloria just put it in a neat heap and nothing went missing. I can really recommend her because she is such a good person and cleans very well.

Our observationIn her free time, Gloria follows soccer and rugby and plays with her own children. She likes to stay at home on weekends and is really keen to find a permanent job.

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Name: 12.) Tina Mawoyo cleaner or nanny for newborns, looked after  

                                             twins while parents worked

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 sleep out, R3000 sleep in

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Tina is a Christian and came to South Africa in 2014.  In Zimbabwe she has worked as a housekeeper for 3 years for the same family which we called for a testimonial.  She was alone at home with newborn twins and a 3 year old child while cleaning the house and taking care of the laundry.  Both parents went to work. If someone teaches her how to she is willing to to cook for her new family.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Tina was a real pearl to usWe left her alone with our newborn twins and 3 year old child while my wife and I went to work every day. She took great care of them and managed to keep the house organized and clean as good as you can with three small children. She is a very hard worker and besides the cleaning also took care of the laundry on the weekends. She was never sick. We were very sad when she decided to move to South Africa where she joined her sister.

Our observation: Tina was very shy at first.  In her free time she goes to church or reads. She is a calm person who says she is passionate about kidsShe immediately started to play with my toddler.

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Name: 13.) Maggie Mdluli - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1963

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Maggie currently works for two families.  For the one she has been working for 19 years and for the other one for 6 years.  We called both families for a testimonial. There has never been any child minding involved so we would suggest her as a cleaning lady. One Stop Domestic found more days for her and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

ReferencesYes, two

What the reference said: Maggie is more a friend to me than a maid.  She cleans your house thoroughly and is super reliable. She is punctual and virtually never sick.  She is still “old school” and cleans on her knees and nobody can clean a house like Maggie does. She sees herself what needs to be done next. When we go on holiday we give her the keys of the house and the alarm code to look after the animals, we fully trust her with everything.

Our observation: Maggie really gives the rooms a thorough clean, under the beds and carpets, works independently and works with a smile on her face.

Name: 14.) Constance Ziwange cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers,

                                                       looked after 1 year old twins

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Constance worked for a year for a family where she was alone with a one year old girl while the parents were at work. When the girl slept she did the housework. They moved and then Constance worked for another year for a family with older children until they could no longer afford her. She also worked 2 days/week for a family with twins until they went to creche.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidConstance worked for us for a year until we moved away. She was doing a great job with our baby girl while my husband and I were at work. We totally relied on her coming in on time which she always did. She was also always in a good mood and we can certainly recommend her. 

Constance worked for us for almost a year. My children liked her although she didn't have to look after them as they were too old. She never complained about anything and she is always positive. Unfortunately we had to let her go because of financial reasons otherwise she would still be working for us!

Constance worked for us for just over a year for 2 days/week. She is a lovely lady who is always cheerful and friendly. Her English is very good and her duties with us were cleaning, ironing and helping with our now 2 year old twins. She played with them, fed them and put them down for their naps. Constance was always punctual and not sick once. We already have a full time domestic and now that the twins will be in creche daily no longer need her assistance.

Our observationConstance is a Christian who describes herself as a hard worker and eager to learn new things. If someone teaches her how to she is willing to cook for her new employer and she loves it to be on time.

Name: 15.) Patricia Mandeya - cleaning lady, only wants to work in the

                                                    Stellenbosch area, only looking for a full

                                                    time position

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born in: 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4500

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia worked for a family two days a week. She then worked in guesthouse full time over summer and now that it is quiet she is no longer needed there.  She is looking for full time domestic work. We contacted that family for a reference. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia has now been with us for about 3 months. She is very trustworthy, cleans and irons a bit. She is great when I explain something to her and uses her own initiative. We will understand if she finds full time work as we still have a permanent nanny for our children and Patricia deserves a better income.

Our observationPatricia is a mature cleaner who likes children and on weekends goes to church. She is divorced and her children stay in Zimbabwe. 

Name: 16.) Memory Mashita - cleaner or nanny for babies, cooked for

                                                  children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For 8 months, Memory works for the owner of a creche. In both the creche and the creche owner's house. We called her for a testimonial. Memory prefers to find full time work as they only call her when they need her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Memory is a cheerful person and always punctual. She is good with the children, who, in our creche, are between 6 months and 5 years of age. She does basic cooking, is a fast learner and is very friendly. At my house she only cleans, but we only call her when we need her. We will understand if she should find full time work.

Our observation: Memory likes cleaning and describes herself as a hard working lady. On weekends, she does things with children, goes to the beach in summer and goes to church.

Name: 17.) Rose Nyambipo - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, Au Pair course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 3 years old

Her story: For onw year, Rose worked full time for a family untill the family could no longer afford her. Then she was a stand in domestic for 6 months and is now looking for full time work. We contacted both families for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Rose was friendly and we never had any issues with her. She looked after my children on weekends, but during the week they were in school. She worked for us full time but because there were 2 ladies working for us, we could no longer afford both of them and had to let her go. She was great with the kids.

Rose is very trustworthy and extremely friendly. She cooked for my children and looked after them. One of her responsibilities, except for playing with the children, was to bath our 3 year old. She was always punctual and is a fast learner. I can definitely recommend her, especially for child care. With us, she only had a stand in position, which is why she is no longer working for us.

Our observation: Rose struck us as a go-getter who is very polite. She describes herself as humble and loyal. She adapts easily, is a fast learner and likes to laugh. On weekends she likes to read and go to church.

Name: 18.) Millicent Siziba - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

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? No

Her storyMillicent worked for 1,5 years for a married couple in Constantia. She cleaned and ironed for them until they got divorced and could no longer afford her. We contacted them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMillicent worked for us for about a year, 3 days/week. She was always punctual and very trustworthy. Our children were already grown up so she just cleaned and ironed. When we got divorced we could no longer afford her, and that is the only reason she is no longer working for us.

Our observationIn her free time, Millicent goes to the beach or spends time with her child. On Sundays, she goes to church and she describes herself as someone who likes new challenges. 

Name: 19.) Hilda Machaya - cleaner or nanny for babies, cooked for the

                                              whole family, infant and child CPR

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun or full time

Monthly salary: R4500

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in 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

Her story: Hilda is a Christian who worked as a sleep in domestic for a family with 2 children until their oldest child went to crèche full time.  The baby was still very small and with the mother all day.  Hilda would clean, take care of the laundry and be responsible for the 3 year old from 13h. She would also cook family dinner every day following a recipe the employer gave her. She attended a CPR course for children and infants in Cape Town and we have a copy of her certificate.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said:  Hilda has worked for us for about 8 months until we decided our oldest child will go to crèche. She took care of the 3 year old from 13h until bed time. She would give the child food and read stories, play while I took care of our newborn. I made Hilda a daily and weekly list and she got in a good routine of cleaning our big house. With me being at home and the oldest child full time in crèche there was just no sleep in nanny required any more.  I can recommend her to anyone with children as she is naturally good with them.

Our observation: Hilda says she loves children and listening to them. In her free time she sells second hand clothes in her township which she buys at auctions.

Name: 20.) Stay Ngamlana - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, playschool

                                                  internship

Nationality: South African

born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun OR Tuesdays and Thursdays

Daily wage: R180

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: Patience worked fulltime for a family for 7 years (2004-2011), until the family moved away.  I called them for a testimonial.  Patience describes herself as a Christian who goes to church on Sundays. We have found work for her for some days of the week and she is now still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Patience was absolutely great.  She took care of the entire household with ease.  She was very honest, reliable and very hard working.  She slept a lot in our house to look after the dogs when we traveled.  It is so sad that we could not take her with us when we moved because it took quite long to find a replacement for her.

My observation: She is calm, friendly and cleaned to our full satisfaction.  She likes to cook and would also be keen to cook for her next family.

Name: 21.) Shyleen Ngirishi cleaning lady, likes to cook and irons well

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Saturdays she goes to church

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyShyleen was a stand in domestic for a cleaning lady on maternity leave for 3 months. The employer is a client of One Stop Domestic and took both her domestic and gardener from us. We contacted her for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidShyleen was our stand in domestic when the lady who we got from One Stop Domestic went on maternity leave for 3 months. Her husband is our gardener and a great guy, too. Shyleen is 100% trustworthy, kind and gentle with good values. She is eager to learn and irons very well. When she leaves the house smells clean and she will fit in anywhere.

Our observationIn her free time Shyleen reads a lot and she loves to cook. She is intelligent and came well prepared.

Name: 22.) Margaret Chakanyuka - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

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, 1,5 years old but doesn't have reference from the family because they moved overseas

Her storyMargaret worked for a family for a year until Margaret fell pregnant and they filled her position. With that family there was no child minding involved although she already looked after a 1,5 year old child with another family. She was alone at home with the toddler but since the family moved overseas she doesn't have a reference for that. I called the family in Stellenbosch where she worked for a year for a testimonial. She found work now for 1 day a week and is still looking for the days above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Margaret worked for us for a bit more than a year. She took care of the household and was very reliable and hard working. When she fell pregnant we decided to employ someone else because we couldn't wait for her to come back after 6 months or so. That was the only reason why we let her go, otherwise she would still be working for us. She is very honest and dedicated.

Our observation: Margaret loves children and on the weekends goes to church. She was very thankful and we could see that she is naturally good with children.

Name: 23.) Noluvuyo Ntombana cleaning lady, home management course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands a bit Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNoluvuyo works in Stellenbosch for a wine company when they call her. She cleans, packs shelves and lables bottles. Now she would like to become a domestic worker for more regular job and a better income. One of her two children lives in the Eastern Cape and one with her and her husband in Stellenbosch. We called the wine company for a reference and have a copy of her home management certificate.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidNolu has been working for us for 3 years now. Many of us call her happyness because that is her nickname. We always phone her when we need her and she is currently here with us. We are a wine manufacturing company and I am the manager. Nolu sticks out with her sunshine personality. She's always in a good mood, not demanding at all and follows instructions well. We hope she can find full time work to improve her income and be able to care even better for her two teenage children.

Our observationNolyvulo describes herself as a family person who likes to work with people. On weekends she cleans her own house, meets friends and goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 24.) Nivy Chinyere - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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, 3 years old

Her storyNivy worked for a family part time for a year. She helped occasionally to look after a 3 year old child and cleaned. She then worked for a family with teenage children and we contacted both families for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNivy worked for me for 1 year. She only cleaned for me, but I asked her to play with my 3 year old girl a couple of times. She is very willing and always tries her best.

Nivy worked for full time. We moved away and that is the only reason why she is no longer working for us. She cleaned and ironed, is honest and very reliable.

Our observationNivy is a quiet and friendly lady. On weekends she goes to the beach with her friends and to church.

Name: 25.) Lelanie Jakobs - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Lelanie worked for two years as a domestic for the same family until the family moved. She then helped out at a Gordon’s Bay guesthouse, cleaning the rooms and now a woman calls her to clean her house whenever she needs her.  We called that woman for a testimonial. Lelanie lives together with her mother and her son who was born in 2007. She is a Christian who describes herself as honest, punctual and a hard working woman.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Lelanie is a good worker.  I always made her a to do list for the day what had to be done and she worked it off. She was always punctual and hardly ever sick. My children were 1,5 and 3 years old and she was fabulous with them and I would say that looking after children is her strongest point. Lelanie is friendly and honest. When she worked for us we had a baby of 6 months and she helped me with the baby while I was around, feeding him and playing with him as well as changing nappies etc. but she also looked after the baby when I quickly had to go places.

Our observation: Lelanie cleans properly, is good with children but doesn’t like cooking.  She is self confident and a good communicator.

Name: 26.) Privillage Matutu - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona, Ndebele

Driver’s license: No      

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Privillage worked as a stand in domestic and we called that employer for a testimonial. In the meantime we have placed her. She worked full time for a creche in Somerset until the creche closed down. At the creche she helped with the 2 to 5 year old children in the mornings and afternoons she cleaned. One Stop Domestic has placed her and she is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Privillage helped me out when my cleaning lady was on leave and I must say she is a lot better than the regular one I have.  She is clever, friendly, a fast learner, cleans thoroughly and I would recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Privillage is a quiet lady who likes children and animals. She was very thankful to be able to register with us and is neat and presentable.

Name: 27.) Sylvia Kholiwe - cleaning lady, irons very well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

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: Sylvia cleaned for an elderly person for a year until the person passed away. She was then a security officer and was retrenched. One Stop Domestic placed her sucessfully as a cleaning lady full time for 2 years. She is currently still with that family. They pay her R3500/month. Because Sylvia's landlord increased the rent a lot she is looking for full time work for R4000/month. The family gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: We got Sylvia from One Stop Domestic about 2 years ago. She has been working for us full time as a cleaning lady ever since. Due to financial circumstances we can only afford to pay her R3500/month. As her landlord has put up the rent she now asks for R4000 which we simply can't afford. Sylvia is a hard working and quit lady. She wants to please you and is honest. I can strongly recommend her. We will try keep her until she has found other work.

Our observation: Sylvia is a quiet lady who likes children. In her free time she likes to read and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 28.) Florence Muchenje - cleaner or nanny for babies, Au Pair, 1st

                                                      aid and CPR course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFlorence worked for a family full time for two years. She was the nanny and looked after the baby while another lady cleaned. When the child went to creche full time they no longer had work for her and now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidFlorence worked for us for 2 years. She looked after our baby while my wife and I worked. Her main job was to look after the baby although she sometimes also cleaned and did some laundry. When the child went to creche full time there was nothing for her to do any more as we had a cleeaning lady. She is a good worker and we are happy that she was part of our family for those years.

Our observationFlorence describes herself as well organized and cheerful. In her free time she likes to make clothes and she is passionate about children. Her own two children live in Zimbabwe but because of her husband she is looking for sleep out work.

Name: 29.) Engelien Lambrechts - cleaner or nanny for babies, learner's

                                                          licence

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEngelien currently worked for a family Monday to Friday and looked after their baby while the parents worked. She was underpaid and looking for full time work with another employer. Her first language is Afrikaans but her English is also good. We contacted her employer for a reference. In the meantime we placed her for 3 months and we gained an additional reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidEngelien has been working for us since the end of 2016. She looks after our baby while we both work. We have never had any problems with her. She is very friendly and good with the baby and we can recommend her to anyone.

We got Engelien via One Stop Domestic End of 2017 for 3 months. We have a huge house and a 2 year old girl and she had to keep the house spotless and take care of the laundry. I once had a "super cleaner" and measure everyone against her and from early on saw that Engelien was too slow to cope. After 3 months I contacted One Stop Domestic again for a replacement. It was with a sad heart as my child liked her and she got on well with my Malawian gardener. She was punctual and friendly and organized, the problem was just the speed which I think might have to do with her age. I can recommend her for a normal say 3 bedroom house :-)

Our observationEngelien likes to laugh. On weekends she likes to play with her children. She likes to communicate and socialize and is passionate about children.

Name: 30.) Lindi Nguberamba - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

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 year as a cleaning lady for a family without children until they moved away. Then One Stop Domestic placed her full time with a family in Stellenbosch for over a year until they could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidLindi 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 punctual 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 seperated and could no longer afford her.

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 Sundays goes to church.

Name: 31.) Fezeka Komeni cleaning lady, likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Fezeka worked for a family with grown up children twice a week. She cleaned and took care of their laundryWe called them for a testimonial. She is an extrovert who likes to communicate and although she hasn't worked with children before says she would like to be a nanny and she likes to cook. So if someone takes the time to teach her she is willing to cook for you.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Fezeka has been working for me for 3 years until I went on a very long overseas trip. She was working for me twice a week and I can say she was very punctual and reliableShe was a hard worker who used her own initiative. She earned my trust and I am sure she will only be an advantage to anyone's housekeeping.

Our observation: Fezeka is very open and answered all our qustions without hesitation. She likes to talk and to communicate and says she wants to be told immediately if she made a mistake and that she likes honesty and a clean house.

Name: 32.) Lorraine Moyo cleaning lady, housekeeping certificate, can

                                                do basic cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: Considers any offers!

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 storySince the beginning of 2014 Lorraine has worked for the same family. She cleans and takes care of the laundry. We placed her in the meantime and she is now still looking for the above day(s). We called that family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Lorraine has the keys to my house because I am often away. She is fantastic, very honest and very hard working. She is intelligent and makes up lists like shopping lists and sometimes even goes shopping for me.

Our observation: Lorraine lives on her own and could be a sleep in domestic although she would prefer to char. She is calm and friendly and likes cooking as well as reading.

Name: 33.) 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

Monthly salary: R4000

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. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Porcia worked for us for 3 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 and clever and she always finished my to-do list. I only gave her extra things to do as she put herself into a good routine of what to do when. She sometimes also played with our 4 year old daughter and she really likes children. 

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

Name: 34.) Dolly Stemele - cleaning lady,  or nanny for small babies, 1st aid

                                               course, was a chef at Cattle Baron, cooks well 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands a bit Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Dolly worked full time for a family for 2 years. She helped raise their child for them while the mother worked at home. As the child is now in creche they reduced her days to 3 days. So now she is looking for 2days/week.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Dolly worked for us first full time and now 3 days/week as our child is in crech now. Before Dolly helped me with the baby from 1 month of age while I worked from home. She is a wonderful person, cleans fast and effective and I fully trust her with our child. She is always punctual and not often sick. Dolly is intelligent, a clean person and also cooks for us.

Our observation: Dolly says she loves children and is passionate about both cooking and baking and Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 35.) Valerie Koopman - cleaning lady, irons well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Gordon's Bay

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyValerie worked for a family for 4 years as a cleaning lady. She then fell pregnant with her last child and decided to resign in order to spend more time with her child. The family had to fill her position and we called them for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed Valerie and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidValerie worked for us for 4 years. She is hard working and irons very fast. She was always punctual and we never had any problems with her. I can really recommend her as a cleaning lady.

One Stop Domestic placed Valerie with us and although we were very suspicious in the beginning as she can not read or write we are so impressed with her that we can recommend her to anyone. She works for us 3days/week and we communicate via whatsapp voice messages or call each other. I will never trade her for a lazy lady who can read and write!

Our observationValerie goes to church on Sundays and describes herself as a calm person who likes to spend time with her family on weekends.

Name: 36.) Felicia Nkosiyane - cleaning lady, did cleaning course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands a bit Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Felicia's current employer approached us to find more days for this nice lady. She works for them 1day/week and if we find her full time work she will go clean there on Saturdays. The employer gave her a very nice reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Felicia has been working for us for 2 years now. She is a lovely lady who is friendly and well presented. She communicates well and I can highly recommend her.

Our observation: Felicia especially likes ironing and window cleaning. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 37.) Mavis Gumbo - cleaner or nanny for school kids, cooked for

                                              children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

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? Yes, 7 years old

Her storyMavis is a Christian who worked for a family full time for two years. She then fell pregnant and when she took a 3 month break the family had filled her position. We called that family for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMavis worked for us for about two years. Our 3 children were all in school already but she interacted with them well. She was very nice to have around and cleaned well. She sometimes did basic cooking for the children. When she had her baby we had to fill her position and we hope she will find nice employers.

Our observationMavis likes to clean and likes children. She is shy at first and a quiet lady who goes to church on weekends. She likes to read and if someone teaches her how to is willing to cook for her new family.

Name: 38.) Jane Kazangarare Junior - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, unfortunately won't be able to exchange days

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 3 and 5 years

Her story: We already found work for both Jane's sisters and the employers are very happy with them. Jane has worked as a stand in domestic for a nanny on maternity leave for 5 months until the beginning of 2015. The family had two children aged 3 and 5 who were in creche in the mornings while Jane cleaned the house and took care of the laundry. In the afternoons she cared for the two children alone. We called the family for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic found work for and now she is still looking for the above day(s). 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Jane worked for us from October 2014 until End of February 2015 full time as a stand in nanny for my nanny who was on maternity leave. Jane is really sweet. She works really hard and cared for the two children alone und unsupervised every afternoon. She took them to the park and played with them in a responsible but fun way. My children really liked her. She is absolutely trustworthy and also did babysitting for us in the evenings.

Our observation: Jane is a definite introvert, she is quiet and shy in the beginning. She is a Chrsitian and knows how to work quietly in the background yet cleans very well and has a lot of energy. She doesn't have own children. Jane is keen on being taught how to cook.

Name: 39.) Shamiso Chigumira - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage: R200

Lives: in 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 story: Shamiso worked as a housekeeper in Zimbabwe for 4 years.  The mother was at home full time but Shamiso helped her with her 8 month old baby.  We phoned the woman in Zimbabwe for a testimonial. Shamiso came to South Africa in June 2013 and  was working one day a week as a domestic in Stellenbosch until she fell pregnant. We also called that employer. In the meantime we found work for her and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference said: If Shamiso had not decided to move to South Africa we’d still employ her.  She was a very reliable and honest housekeeper who helped me with the upbringing of my child who was 8 month of age when she started to work for me.  She was always prepared to walk that extra mile for us and is a nice person to have around.  We can recommend her to anyone.  She is also very neat, clean and presentable. 

Shamiso is very friendly and reliable. Our children are 10 and 12 years old and although she doesn’t have to look after them much they liked to have her around and liked talking to her. We live in Stellenbosch and her husband works for us in the garden. They are both proud of their work.  Over time I have shown her exactly how I want things done and she is a fast learner. She would be a great addition to any family because she wants to please you.

Shamiso was placed with us as a stand in lady by One Stop Domestic. She was very hard working and willing. She got to everything I asked her and she is very friendy and nice to have around. 

Our observation: Shamiso is energetic and friendly.  She likes to learn new things and likes children a lot. She describes herself as someone who is evenly tempered and likes to sing.

Name: 40.) Silvia Dhliwayo- cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Silvia came to South Africa in 2015 and is currently working for a lady who lives on her own in a big house since the beginning of 2016. She would however like to have full time work to have a better income. We called that lady for a testimonial. In the meantime Sylvia has found work and is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Silvia has been working for me since the beginning of 2016 from 9-4. We go to the same church, that's where I heard she is looking for work. She is absolutely honest and reliable. I can recommend her to anyone. Her cleaning and ironing are certainly up to standard.

Our observation: Silvia knows what she wants. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house. If her new family would like her to cook for them she is interested in learning how to cook.

Name: 41.) Patience Matsongoni - cleaning lady, early development and

                                                            stimulation course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R3800

Lives: in Eersterivier

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Zimbabwean driver's licence

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatience cleans every Saturday for the same family. In Zimbabwe, she worked for a restaurant. We called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidPatience cleans our house every Saturday. She sometimes plays with our children and is very good with them, although her main work with us is to clean and iron She is always on time, cleans our house well and is okay with our two cats and big dog.

Our observationPatience describes herself as humble. She likes to clean and iron and on weekends meets up with friends.

Name: 42.) Cindy Lottering - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCindy worked twice a week as a office cleaning. She then found herself full time stand in work which ends on the 15th of December 2017. We called the office for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCindy worked for us twice a week. Our offices are in Asla park. She was always punctual and everyone liked her. She cleans well and uses her own initiative. She is always there, very reliable and we can strongly recommend her to anyone. 

Our observation: Cindy is a friendly lady who describes herself as enduring, open minded and neat. On weekends she goes to church and is also involved in her community's church. She does not have own children, which might be an advantage since there are no children who can become sick or miss a school bus.

Name: 43.) Tina Qekise - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers.

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3300 sleep out

Stay in/out: in or out

Lives: in Kuilsriver

Language(s): English, Xhosa, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes, but not at work.

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

Her story: Tina worked for a family for one year whenever they needed her. Then, the mother of the family reduced her working hours and was able to clean her own house and look after the children. We called them for a testimonial. Since 2013 Tina has been cleaning for the same lady every Saturday and the reason she only wants to work Mondays to Fridays is because she likes her Saturday employer and would like to keep on working for her Saturdays.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Tina worked for us for about a year whenever I needed her. Also sometimes on Sundays. She cleaned, ironed and played with my children who were 2 and 3 years old. Then I reduced my working hours and was at home more so I could do the housework myself and had more time for my children. That was the only reason we no longer needed Tina. She was the best cleaner I had ever had. She irons well and my children liked her very much. I can strongly recommend her.

Tina has been working for me since 2013. She is with me every Saturday and I can say she is very reliable and trustworthy. She is a good cleaner and not often sick.

Our observation: Tina's children don't live with her so she can also be a sleep in domestic. She describes herself as passionate about children and she likes to communicate well.

Name: 44.) Letwin Sibindi cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLetwin was recommended to us by a domestic that has worked for One Stop Domestic for a year and who is very reliable. That domestic lady took Letwin with to her current employer for 3 days when she needed extra help and we called her for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMy own domestic Geti who we got from One Stop Domestic brought Letwin to our house as an additonal cleaning lady for 3 days when we needed extra help. Letwin was on time each time, very friendly with us and was working at a good reasonable speed. If we ever need someone to come in for extra work she will be the one we call and we hope she will find permanent work soon because she deserves it. She was none demanding and a pleasure to have in our house.

Our observation: Letwin lives in Strand with her husband and 2 children. She likes to please her employer and describes herself as easy going and hard working.

Name: 45.) Deliwe Rukuni cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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? Yes, 1 year old

Her storyDeliwe is a Chrsitian who currently works for a family every Friday but is looking for full time work for a better income. She started there End of 2015, cleans and takes care of the laundry. She then was working as a stand in lady in Somerset for a family with a 4 year old child. She cleaned and ironed for them and played with the child. One Stop Domestic found another stand in position for her, looking after a 1 year old girl. The family gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidDeliwe I would describe as very loyal. She is always on time and if she can not make it on time always lets me know. I totally trust her because she works alone in our house while my husband and I are at work. When I come back everything is done and in its place. 

Deliwe worked for us for 6 weeks when our domestic could not come. She ironed for us, cleaned and in the afternoons played very nicely with our 4 year old boy. We are a household of 6 in a fairly big house with 4 bedrooms and she managed very well. She is hard working and never complained, was thankful for every little bit we gave her like clothes for her own boy and anything to eat. She is well mannered and we can certainly recommend her.

We got Deliwe from One Stop Domestic. We are German tourists and stayed in Somerset for 2 months with our little daughter Lena, 1 year old. Deliwe came to us twice a week and was only responsible for our girl. She played with her, changed nappies, fed her and put her down for her afternoon sleep. She also once did babysitting for us in the evening and I can strongly recommend her. She was at all times responsible with Lena and when she slept did light houswork in between. She has a boy herself who is a bit older than Lena. We had all our valuables laying around and nothing went missing ever. Should we again visit South Africa, maybe when we have our second child, we will definitely employ her again!

Our observationDeliwe likes to laugh and weekends spends time with her family and cleans her own house. She stays with her husband and one child and likes to read. If her new family teaches her how to she is willing to learn how to cook.

Name: 46.) Quincy Nontembeko - cleaning lady or nanny for school kids              

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, available days can't be changed

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: Learner’s license

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Quincy has been working for her current employer 3 days/week for 10 years. Her other employer moved away and approached us about finding work for her. Quincy is a Christian who likes children and is an experienced cleaner. Unfortunately her employer can't exchange days.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Quincy is a very good and hard worker. She is excellent with our pets and visiting childrenpunctual, honest and reliable in any way.

Quincy is aiming on working for people long term. We never had any problems with her because she takes her job very serious; she is also a fast learner.

Our observation: Quincy is polite and calm.  Since she doesn’t have any children of her own she doesn’t have much experience with babies but is better with older children. She has been successfully cleaning and ironing for the same people almost a decade now.

Name: 47.) Nolu Libalele cleaner or nanny for babies, guesthouse

                                            experience, likes to cook and likes children and

                                            animals

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years Nolu worked for a family full time. Their baby was 4 months old when she started there and went to creche at the age of  2,5 years when they decided to clean themselves. We have placed her into a family where transport became an issue and then into a guesthouse which had to let her go when the season was over. After that she was a stand in domestic for 4 months. We placed her again and now she is only looking for the day(s) above.

ReferencesYes, four

What the reference saidNolu has worked for me for more than 3 years.  She was so much more than an employee – she was like a sister to me.  She is a very hard worker and absolutely gorgeous with the kids.  I can recommend her to anyone! 

We live on the other side of Stellenbosch and Nolu worked for us nicely. But the transport became an issue. We were very sad to loose her because of transport issues. She cleaned for us and took care of the laundry. Both my husband and I work and we have two children.

We are a guesthouse and got Nolu from One Stop Domestic. She was with us for one season. When it gets quiet we unfortunately have to let a lot of ladies go every year. Nolu always has a smile on her face. She cleaned the rooms, made beds and took care of flowers and amenities and we were happy with her work. 

Nolu is punctual, kind and friendly. She works hard and cleans and irons well. She has a kind heart and was good with my children and pets.

Our observationNolu is neat, calm and patientShe cleaned well and had fun with the other ladies attending the course. She says she likes children children and cooking. She had a smile on her face all the time and doesn't want to sit around at home but be proud to work.

Name: 48.) Chap Mhone - gardener, housekeeping, painting, guesthouse

                                           experience, likes animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Lives: in Nomzamo

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

His story: Chap worked for a family in Johannesburg full time until he decided to move to the western cape for better wages. We contactedm them for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic took him for about 10 days to evaluate his work. We must say he cleans well although his ironing is slower than our normal lady's but thorough. He always has a friendly word for our children and is very respectful and humble.

One Stop Domestic placed him as a stand in domestic over the summer school holidays on a farm in a rural area where he lived by himself and cleaned the guesthouse. The employer specifically asked for a man and gave a reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Chap worked for us on a small farm for 1,5 years. He is a very good gardener and sometimes helped with the washing. Chap is a very pleasant worker and extremely fast learner. You only show him a thing once and he has it. He is a good painter and had no problem working over hours at times.

Chap was given to us as a stand in by One Stop Domestic. We were very happy with his work and can recommend him.

Our observation: Chap is a go-getter. He is well mannered, likes animals and has guest house experience.  On weekends, he goes to church and plays football.

Name: 49.) Chancy Muradzi - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Daily wage: In Gordon's Bay R180, further away R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin Gordon's Bay

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyChancy is a Christian who has been cleaning and ironing for the same house since 2014. It is an elderly couple she works for. We called them for a testimonial. She stays with her child and husband who works full time in Gordon's Bay. In the meantime we placed her sucessfully and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidChancy has been with us since 2014. She comes in to clean and do a bit of ironing, basically to support my wife who already keeps the house quite neat. Chancy is a fast cleaner who is well spoken. If she can't make it to come clean for us she organizes with us to come another day. 

Our observationChancy likes to spend time with her family and is a hard worker. She likes new challenges and likes to work with children. She also likes a clean house.

Name: 50.) Vimby Dzinomarira - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

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 license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Vimby is a Christian who worked for the same family for 5 years. We called them for a testimonial.  Due to a divorce they had to let her go because of financial reasons. Vimby was cleaning, doing the laundry and looked after their 6 months old baby. One Stop Domestic found work for Vimby for 6 months with a single mom who has two children, aged 3 years and 6 months old, and now Vimby is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Vimby was a real star and we were so glad to have her for 5 years.  She took care of my son until he went to playschool. We liked her a lot and she is a honest, disciplined worker who is fun to have around. A definitive extrovert. We had to let her go after such a long time because my husband and I got divorced and couldn't afford her any more.

Vimby worked for me for 6 months and was alone at home with my youngest girl. I am a single mom, working half day and Vimby was very sweet with her and reliable. Unfortunately when the little one turned one I had to make the decision to take her to creche and let Vimby go because of financial reasons only.

Our observation: Vimby is an extrovert and we had a lot of fun taking her pictures.  In her free time she likes to read and says she likes a clean house. She describes herself as respectful and honest

Name: 51.) Thandeka Prins - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Macassar

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: Yes, but not at work

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

Her story: Thankdeka worked for a cleaning service in Cape Town. But because of a very bad salary and high transport cost she is looking for domestic work preferably for one family. She doesn't have own children which might be an advantage as she won't be late for work because of a late school bus. One Stop Domestic found work for her and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Still trying to make contact!

Our observation: Thandeka describes herself as an open and honest person. She likes to meet with friends and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 52.) Cynthia Mudzengerere - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R220

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, 3 years old

Her storyCynthia worked as a sleep in for a family in Somerset for 2 years. And when she gave birth to her own child she resigned. She is currently working part time for a family who will soon have their second child. We called them for a testimonial. Cynthia likes that family very much and would prefer if we can fill her week instead of finding her full time work.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCynthia has been working for us for almost a year. I am expecting our second child. But even when baby will be born we won't need her more days. Cynthia is a thorough cleaner who is very clued up. She does extra things and sees work. When my 3 year old comes from creche he likes to play with her and she is very patient with him.

Our observationCynthia is a Christian who cleans who enjoys to play with children. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: 53.) Nontu Yenani - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Monthly salary: R4000 sleep in, R4500 sleep out

LivesEersterivier

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 3 years old

Her story: Nontu is a Christian who has sucessfully been placed by One Stop Domestic until the employers could no longer afford her. If someone has the time to teach her she's is willing to cook for her new family. She was a stand in dometic twice a week End 2015 for a nanny on her annual leave. There she cleaned, took care of the laundry and played with a 3 year old child. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNontu is very friendly, well spoken, intelligent and I am very happy with her standard of cleaning. She gets along with all my cats and dogs and there are quite a few of them.

Nontu worked for us in December 2015/January 2016 when our domestic was on a 5 week leave. She came every Monday and Friday, cleaned the house, operated the washing machine herself, ironed and played with our 3 year old in the afternoons. He loved her very much and she took trouble with him. We will certainly take her again should she be available as a stand in domesic.

Our observation: Nontu is calm and friendly. Her English is very good.  She describes herself as passionate about children and says she likes a clean house. Her free time she spends reading or with her only child who was born in 2003.

Name: 54.) Pamela Manjingolo - cleaning lady, office cleaning experience,

                                                       likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, a bit Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: When Pamela was still in school she cleaned a lady’s house when her mother was sick and couldn’t clean. They moved away and she worked for a year as a stand in domestic. One Stop Domestic found stand in work for her and now she is looking for work on the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Pamela cleaned both our home and offices for a year. At home she ironed as well but there was no child care involved. She is very reliable and punctual, friendly and committed. If my regular domestic who was sick for a whole year could not have come back I would have employed Pamela who I think will be a great addition for any family. Pamela came to us to help out because my nanny broke her fingers. She was also very nice with my children.

We got Pamela from One Stop Domestic as a stand in domestic. I really like her and wanted to offer her a permanent position but she unfortunately had already found permanent work. She was all I needed in a domestic. Friendly, punctual and had a good attitude. She was nice to have around and I can certainly recommend her.

Our observation: Pamela says she likes to communicate.  She describes herself as hard working and also speaks a bit Afrikaans.

Name: 55.) Francisca Pajere - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, has grown

                                                  up twins herself

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out, prefers sleep in

Livesin Kraaifontein

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Francisca worked full time for a family in Salt River until they got divorced and could no longer afford her. She then worked in Brackenfell for 2 years until the family relocated. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Francisca slept in with us for about 2 years. The only reason she is no longer working for us is because we relocated. She was always very punctual and friendly and helped a lot with our children. The youngest one was 6 months old when she started to work for us. And she is a good cleaner.

Our observation: Francisca says on weekends she goes to church and visits friends or goes to the beach. She prefers a sleep in position over a sleep out one.

Name: 56.) Sibo Mpofu cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

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 license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storySibo worked for a family for 2 years until they moved away. She now works in the Strand 2 days/week and is looking for the above day(s). We contacted the family she worked for about a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sibo worked for us for 2 years. She always came in a bit earlier and was never late. You won't regret employing her. She takes initiative and does things without you having to ask her. She is quiet and we loved her to bits. My sister's children, aged 7month, 2 years and 4 years were with us regularly and Sibo helped me look after them. She was great with them and I can definitely recommend her for child minding too.

Our observation: Sipo likes cleaning and ironing. On weekends she sings in the church choir and plays with her own child

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: 58.) Martha Makota - cleaner or nanny for toddlers    

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

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, 3 years

Her storyMartha worked for a family in Gordon's Bay as a nanny and cleaner. The children were 3 and 5 years old. Then the family relocated to China and we called the grandmother, who still lives in Gordon's Bay, for a testimonial. She currently works every Saturday for the grandmother as a cleaning lady. We also placed her and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Martha worked for my daughter for one month until they relocated to China. Since June 2016 she has been working for me on Saturdays. She cleans my house very nicely and with own inititative. I certainly want to keep her and asked her to only find work Monday to Friday. Martha is easy, hard working and not lazy. With my daughter she played with the children some afternoons and they liked her. In the time she works for me she has never been sick on a Saturday and I can strongly recommend her as a cleaner or even a nanny.

Our observation: Martha likes to communicate. On weekends she spends time with her family and sings in her churches choir.

Name: 59.) Gina Nimrod - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1970

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes, but only in the morning and evening.

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

Her story: Gina worked for a cleaning company for 2 years until her contract with them ended. She brought us a letter from the cleaning company stating that she worked there. She then worked for a family for 2 years until they moved away and we contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Gina has worked for us full time for 2 years until we moved away. She is very trustworthy and careful in her work. She can work unsupervised and you can trust her fully with your house and/or children. I can recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Gina likes to clean. On weekends she likes to meet friends and on Sundays she goes to church. She was recommended to us by a lady who is already on our books.

Name: 60.) Apatsa Malolera - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, baby de-

                                                   velopment and baby, child and adult 1st aid

                                                   certificate

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Apatsa currently works for a couple as a cleaning lady 1day/week. Before that Apatsa worked for a family for almost 9 months. She first looked after their one child and when the one child went to creche after the other one from newborn. She also did light housework. She worked for a 3rd family for 6 months but not full time and left when she found full time work. We contacted all for a testimonial.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Apatsa has been working for us as a cleaning lady 1day/week for 2 years now. She is honest, kind and I can strongly recommend her to anyone.

Apatsa worked for us for about 9 months. She was great with our children, went down on the floor to play with them.  We fully trusted her with the children. She did housework too. She is easy to get along with and had a lot of energy for our children.

Apatsa worked for us for about 6 months and left out of her own because she got a full time work offer. Apatsa is a hard worker and always on time. She is very diligent and trustworthy and we ere disappointed that she couldn't work for us longer.

Our observation: Apatsa describes herself as a simple, humble person who likes to have fun with children and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 61.) Tobo Chidyausku  - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, cooked

                                                   for kids, Au Pair and childhood development

                                                   course and infant to older child 1st aid

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Tobo worked for a family for 2 years. She took care of their 1 month old baby boy and also did household chores. When both parents decided to work from home and the baby went full time to creche they didn't need her any more and we contacted them for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed Tobo and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Tobo worked for us for 2 years. She is a ray of sunshine and really good with children. Her main work was to look after our baby boy from almost newborn until 2 years of age. My wife and I work both now from home and our boy is in a creche. That was the only reason why Tobo is no longer working for us. She is loving, caring, highly reliable and hard working.

Our observation: Tobo says she is passionate about children and likes to be around them. She also likes to iron. She rather asks than makes a mistake. On weekends she does her own washing and plays with her children and goes to church.

Name: 62.) Sitho Ngwenya  - cleaning lady or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 9 years old.

Her story: Sitho worked for a family for 1 year. Both in their house and in the cleaning company of the lady. Then Sitho stopped working there when she fell pregnant and is now looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sitho worked for us for a year. She is a very honest and good worker. She is punctual and was not one day sick. I used her for my cleaning company and in my house. She is very nice and we were sad when she left.

Our observation: Sitho describes herself as a person who likes to laugh and who is quiet when at work. She likes children and on weekends she goes to the beach and to church.

Name: 63.) Flocy Chiwara  - cleaning lady, Would like to work with kids,

                                               Early childhood development and stimulation

                                               course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Not yet, has 1 own child

Her story: Flocy currently works as a cleaning lady 2days/week and we called the family for a testimonial. She might be able to exchange days should you prefer to have her on one of the days which are marked red above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Flocy has been working for us for 6 months now. She is a good cleaner with a positive attitude. Flocy is totally trustworthy and is often alone at our house. She is also punctual and all we need from a cleaning lady she has.

Our observation: Flocy likes to read the bible. She describes herself as an always smiling person who likes to work with people and plays with her own child as often as she can.

Name: 64.) Sylvia Charumengwe - cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 9 years old

Her story: Sylvia worked for a family for 6 months 3 days/week until they moved away. She currently works 1day/week but is looking for full time employment. We contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sylvia worked for us for almost 7 months until we moved. She is very helpful and when you ask her something, she will do it for you. She is very punctual and faster than your average cleaning lady.

Our observation: Sylvia describes herself as humble and a fast learner. She doesn't like to sit at home and is very keen to find work.

Name: 65.) Juliet Somdaka - cleaning lady with cooking and food

                                                  preparation certificate and home management

                                          management certificate, likes to coo

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

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 storyFor 2 years Juliet worked full time for the same family. They had decided they would prefer a sleep in domestic.  Since then she has been cleaning and ironing every Saturday for a lady and was a full time stand in domestic for 4 months. We placed Juliet for 2 years in a family who had to let her go because of financial reasons but they gave her a nice reference. We found work for Juliet and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, four

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.

We got Juliet from One Stop Domestic. She worked for us for almost 2 years as a cleaning lady  (we have a 4 bedroom home) and also she did the laundry and ironing. Our financial situation changed and we will miss her a lot. She is very honest and puntual and such a realiable cleaner with high family values. We approached One Stop Domestic to find her other work soon.

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: 66.) Thandiwe Dywili cleaning lady, likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years Thandiwe worked full time for a family as a cleaning lady and took care of the laundry.  Then her father became ill and she cared for him until he passed away. Every Saturday for the last four years she has been cleaning for the same people who I called for a testimonial.  

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: We call her “Nonna” and she has been working for us every Saturday for about the last four years.  Her father was sick so she gave up her fulltime work Monday to Friday but kept on working for us on Saturdays.  We have had no problems with her ever.  She is cleaning to our full satisfaction and never complains.  She is always neat, friendly and on time.  We can recommend her to anyone looking for a domestic.

Our observation: Thanidwe speaks both languages and is a quiet worker.  She likes children although she has never looked after someone else’s child before.  She says she is passionate about children. 

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

From 1.4.18 available full time for sleep in

Name: 72.) Harrison Nyimba - housekeeper, handyman, has made

                                                   breakfast before, gardening

Nationality: Malawean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: Currently earns R320/day, but salary negotiable

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Cape Town, Heathfield, close to Plumstead

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

His story: For 3 years, Harrison has been working for a family 3 days a week and we contacted them for a testimonial

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Harrison has been with us for 3 years now. We have a lady in the house and he helps her especially to clean the floors, walls and windows. When she is sick, he stands in for her and also does ironing for us. We do have gardening services but he does all the odd jobs around the house like fixing leaking pipes, caring for our pool and changing bulbs. He beats carpets as our house is very big, having 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. My husband travels a lot and me and the cleaning lady feel very safe when Harrison is around. He gets along well with both her and me. Since he comes from a family of fishermen in Malawi, he can fix many things. I can certainly recommend him, as he is very honest, on time and everything you need in a housekeeper. He especially irons very neatly. 

Our observation: Harrison is very self confident and is an extrovert. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and likes to learn new things.

Name: 73.) Priscilla Mata cleaning lady, likes children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Dunoon, Milnerton

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPriscilla was brought to our course in Somerset from Milnerton by her husband who has his own car. She currently works shifts in Cape Town. It is a company that makes packs food like sandwiches and distributes it to filling stations and shops. She started there 3 years ago and currenlty gets R4000/month but says she would much rathe prefer domestic work and earn R3500 but have regular working hours. Priscilla knows everything about cleaning and ironing and we called the owner of the food manufactury for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPriscilla has worked for us 3 years now. I can say that she is very trustworthy, polite and respectful. If she can't come to work she let's us know each time and I can really recommend her. She has a good feeling for the food we make and pack and is a good team player.

Our observationPriscilla says she likes children and her own children were born 2004 and 2008. She describes herself as social and responsible, patient and eager to learn new things.

Name: 74.) Felicia Mbanda - cleaning lady, can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: 1965

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage: R200 in the Fishhoek area, if very far away higher salary

Lives: in Fishhoek

Language(s): Enlgish, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For two years Felicia was a cleaning lady for the Navy. Then she cleane for a lady full time.  We called her for a reference.  She could no longer afford her.  Felicia is a very good cook although she would prefer domestic work now we want to mention that she was the assistant chef of the Cape Point two oceans restaurant.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: We were very fond of Felicia and had never and problems with her whatsoever.  Unfortunately we could no longer afford her.  I would recommend her to anyone. She has been with us for over a year now twice a week and our house is spotless. We are very happy with both her cleaning and ironing and hope you won't find full time work for her but only fill her three other days.

Our observation: Felicia says she likes a clean house.  She impressed us by her speed of cleaning, is polite and respectful.  She also speaks Afrikaans and has a passion for cooking although she would now prefer domestic work over restaurant work.

Name: 75.) Emma Muchuweti - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, early

                                                    childhood development certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Cape Town (Summergreens close to Milnerton)

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEmma worked for a family full time for 6 months until they could no longer afford her when their daughter went to creche. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidEmma worked for us full time for 6 months. She was alone at home with my daughter from when she was 4 months old. When my daughter was 10 months old, we decided to put her in a day care and could no longer afford Emma. I would describe her as lovely, punctual, efficient and keen to learn new things. If we had not put our daughter in creche, she would still be working for us. She is warm hearted and good with children. She had a great routine with our daughter which helped me on weekends and during the night. Emma slept in with us but didn't do any cooking for us.

Our observationEmma is good with children and very patient. She is confident and evenly tempered. On weekends, she sells shoes in the location and goes to church.

Name: 76.) Liznet Chinyere - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun or full time

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Kraaifontein

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Liznet is a Christian who came to South Africa in 2010. She was a waitress at the Holiday Inn in Harare before. The first few years in South Africa she was often a stand in nanny for a sick or pregnant domestic. She also did evening babysitting for a family with a 1 year old child. We called them for a testimonial. She currently works 3days/week and is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Liznet has been babysitting our 1 year old regularly. She also cleaned the house when we needed her. She is very hard working, cleans thoroughly and her English is very good. We can certainly recommend her.

Our observation: Liznet is a quiet lady with a passion for children. Her own child was born in 2013. She says if someone teaches her how to she is willing to cook for her new family.

Name: 77.) Nyasha Kalingo - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Cape Town ( Maitland )

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Nyasha worked full time for a family who introduced her to the creche of their children. She sometimes helped out at the creche. We called both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNyasha worked for one of the parents of our school. She helped out with our children. She was mainly in the baby class and worked for us unpaid to gain more experience. She is well spoken and friendly, easy going and fitted in well. The children she was mostly working with were between 4 and 18 months of age.

Nyasha was a sleep in nanny for us. She looked after my newborn and my 5 year old child. She cooked for the children and could always think on her feet. She is a very warm person and we were very happy with her.

Our observationNyasha likes to work with children. In her free time, she reads and exchanges books with friends.

Name: 78.) Zoleka Silimela cleaner and nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R3800 sleep out

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Zoleka worked in Fishhoek for the same family for 3 years. Then the family moved away. We called them for a testimonial. Zoleka was cleaned and sometimes did look after two children who were 5 and 7 years old when the parents went out. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Zoleka is very reliable.  If we would not have moved she would still be working for us. She is honest, money lies around here and there and she has never taken a cent. We never had any problems with her, the house was always cleaned to our satisfaction and she was nice with the children,  she also works independently so it was nice for us not to tell her all the time what to do next.

Our observation: Zoleka is an extrovert who likes to communicate when there are any problems and when we asked her what she likes to do most she said cleaning and ironing. Zoleka also likes to cook and if you teach her how you want your meals to be prepared she says will gladly cook them for you!