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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.

Name: 1.) Candice Faleni  - cleaner or nanny for school children, cooks

                                              1st aid course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Monthly salary: Sleep in R3500, Sleep out R3800

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years, Candice worked for the same family until they first reduced her days and then didn't need her anymore, because the children were grown up. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCandice is very good with following instructions. She's great with the little ones and my children loved her. She cooks well and can follow recipes. She is honest and reliable and you can let valuables lay around in the house without worry. She works without supervision and I can highly recommend her. Our children are bigger now and that is why she is no longer working for us.

Our observationCandice is a friendly woman who likes to socialize and work with people. In her free time she sings in the church choir and plays the piano.

Name: 2.) 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

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

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: 3.) Idah Macheya - cleaner or nanny for babies, creche experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

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

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R4000

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyIdah is a Christian who worked for a creche for one year. Then they reduced her days and she struggled to get work for the remaining 2 days. She then found herself full time work, cleaning for a family for a year until they could no longer afford her. And now she is looking for a new challenge again. We called both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said:  Idah has been working for me for a year. I have a daycare with children from 1 to 5 years of age and she helped me wherever I needed her. Didn't only clean but was also involved with the children. I then had to reduce her days from 5 to 3 days a week because of financial reasons.  And because I had 2 other ladies employed who were with me longer than Idah. My creche is in Somerset West and I can say only the best about Idah. She was punctual, never sick, never full of stories or excuses and if she would be prepared to work for me for 3 days a week only which she is not I would take her immediately, so she left out of her own will and I wish her the very best and hope she will find a nice family who can employ her for 5 days.

Idah worked for us for about one year until we could no longer afford her because my husband was retrenched. She is very hard working and cleaned our house from Mon to Fri very well. I was also happy with her ironing and she was well mannered.

Our observation:  Idah is soft spoken and shy at first. In her free time she likes to read and go to church. She also loves to spend time with her family and play with her children. Idah likes to communicate, likes children and likes to iron. 

Name: 4.) Porcia Kobi - cleaner, basic cooking, home based care course 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

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/outout

Monthly salary: R4000

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Porcia worked for a cleaning company but resigned because the salary was extremely low. She is now looking for a new challenge again and wouldn't mind to look after an elderly person or be a cleaner and child minder.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Porica worked for our cleaning company for 3 years. She was always on time and very friendly. She left out of her own and she is a very good cleaner. I can certainly recommend her.

Our observation: Porcia likes to clean and to cook. In her free time she meets with friends and cleans her own house.

Name: 5). Albert Ngwira - cleaner, gardener, artisan work

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAlbert's wife and child live in Malawi. He first worked in Joburg and helped to renovate houses. Then he worked for a film making company until his contract with them ended. We contacted both for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed him and now he is still looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidAlbert worked for us for several months until the work we had contracted him for was finished. He helped to renovate 4 to 5 houses. Albert is very polite, always on time and a real go getter who's real trustworthy.

We are a film making company. Albert did all kinds of things for us. He helped to renovate and helped in the garden and I can say he is very honest and good with people. Sometimes he had to clean everything up and he is neat and well mannered and gets on with the job.

Our observationAlbert describes himself as non choosy and willing to learn new things. He's living together with another men and the two of them have to cook, clean, do laundry and iron their own clothes. Therefore Albert says he can be a gardener, housekeeper or renovate again. Albert presented us a Malawian police clearance certificate as well as a neat CV.

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

                                              home based care and child minding certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: Considers any offers!

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.

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.) 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

Livesin 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: 10.) Jennifer Zaro cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4500 or R 230/day

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyJennifer currently works 1day/week as a cleaning lady and we contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidJennifer works for us Mondays and started with us about 6 months ago. She is a very nice lady and you can completely trust her. She is a Chrisitian and hard working. I also like her time keeping. We would love to keep her on a Monday but should she find a full time position we will understand.

Our observationJennifer likes to work with children and to iron most. On Sundays she goes to church. She enjoys to read the bible and to do chores around the house.

Name: 11.) Amelia Bolofo -  cleaning lady or nanny for newborns, basic

                                               early childhood development + stimulation +

                                               home management couse, cooked for kids

Nationality: South African

Born: 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3800

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): Enlgish, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAmelia worked for one family for a year. Their youngest child was a newborn and the older one 1 year old. Then she worked for a family with 3 small children as a nanny and cleaner. We have a testimonial from both families.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidAmelia worked for us for just over a year. My daughter was just born when she started to work for us and our oldest child a year old. Amelia is lovely and an incredibly hard worker. She is very trustworthy and my kids adored her.

Amelia worked for us full time for over 3 years. We were very happy with her. She cleaned our house, took care of the laundry and of our 3 young children aged a few months, 2 years and 3 years. Amelia always had a smile on her face and the kids loved to play with her. She is neat herself and my rooms and cupboards were always well organized. She ironed well and was willing to learn how to cook. We needed a sleep in domestic and Amelia couldn't sleep in. That was the reason why we had to sadly let her go.

Our observationAmelia describes herself as reliable, honest and trustworthy. she says she always has a smile on her face. She likes to cook and Sundays goes to church. On weekends she plays cricket with the children and meets friends.

Name: 12.) Priscillar Mugoviwa-cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

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, 2 years old

Her story: Priscillar worked for a family with 4 children full time for several weeks until they could no longer afford her. We contacted them for a testimonial. She loves to cook and says she would not mind to cook for the entire family if someone has the time to teach her how he/she wants it to be done.  In the meantime she found full time work for herself but is very underpaid and would like to find a new family.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Priscillar worked for us for only a few weeks until we realized we can no longer afford a domestic. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her and if we could afford it she would still be working for us.  But our circumstances changed over night. She cleaned thoroughly, ironed well and was friendly with our four children who were at that stage between 2 and 8 years old. The children were not her main task but she played with the 2 year old now and then in the afternoons.

Our observation: Priscillar is an introvert who is very friendly, polite and soft spoken.  She cleaned to our full satisfaction and thanked us for the opportunity to attend the course. In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her family.

Name: 13.) 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

Livesin 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 storyFlocy 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 saidFlocy 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 observationFlocy 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: 14.) 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 storyFrancisca 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 saidFrancisca 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 observationFrancisca 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.

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

                                                    Stellenbosch area

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born in: 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

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 when it became quiet in winter she was no longer needed there.  We contacted the family for a reference. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia is very trustworthy, cleans and irons well. She is great when I explain something to her and uses her own initiative. 

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

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Name: 16.) Mary Magombedze cleaning lady, has looked after children

                                                      before but prefers to be a cleaner only

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4500

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMary has worked for two families and we contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidI met Mary in our church and must say she has been a blessing for us. She is so friendly with a lovely personality and always willing to do everything you ask her to. She holds an Au Pair and first aid as well as a waitress certificate.

Mary is a Christian who is extremely reliable and trustworthy. She is very hard working and always goes that extra mile for you. 

Our observationMary is a quiet lady who likes a clean house and likes to iron. In her free time she does needlework.

Name: 17.) Alicia Faleni - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: sleep out days R200, sleep in days R150

Stay in/out: sleep out or combination of in and out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Alicia worked for a family for 5 years until they moved to George. We contacted them for a reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Alicia worked for us for 5 years full time until we moved away. She is amazing and makes incredible food. She is very honest and always smiles. She helped me with my 2 year old child and I trusted her with everything. We had a little restaurant at the beach and she made food like spring rolls and salads. My child liked her and I can recommend her as a nanny.

Our observation: She says that she loves children. She is a quiet but open person and likes to read books on weekends. She also likes reading the Bible and going 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 sleep out, R3500 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? 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. 

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Name: 19.) Beauty Mayozi - cleaner or nanny for newborns, home

                                               management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 for cleaning and R4200 for child minding

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Beauty worked for 2 years for a family with a 4 month and a 5 year old child. Then One Stop Domestic placed her several times in families with children and each time she got a great reference.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidWe employed Beauty through One Stop Domestic and she started to work for us when I was far pregnant. Our baby daughter was born soon afterwards. What can I say? Beauty was like a second mother to her. She cleaned the house and looked after her until we moved to Durban which is the only reason she doesn't work for us any more. One day when we move back to the Western Cape I definitely will contact her again.

Beauty worked for us for exactly a year. My husband had a year contract and from the start we knew we would move back North. My two sons were 8 months and 3 years old when she started to work for us and the older one was in creche. The little one was between her and me as I am a photographer and off and on there in the mornings. The kids absolutely loved her and anyone can contact me about her. She also managed to clean my house mostly when the little one was with me or had a nap.

We employed Beauty to look after our little daughter because both me and my husband work. She is difficult with people she doesn't know but liked Beauty instantly. Beauty's daughter had an accident and Beauty had to care for her full time and we unfortunately had to fill her position.

Our observation: Beauty is an extrovert who says she loves children. She loves life and describes herself as kind and humble.

Name: 20.) 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. 

Name: 21.) 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: 22.) 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: 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 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.) Rubbie Mutize - cleaning lady, child care certificate, home

                                              nursing course, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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 is clever and likes children and elderly a lot.

Name: 26.) 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 first language, doesn't speak much 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: 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.) 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: 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.) 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

Livesin 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 storyTina 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: 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.) 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: 33.) 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

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 storyFor 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 saidRose 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 observationRose 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: 34.) Gina Nimrod - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1967

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: Yes, but only in morning and evening

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

Her story: Gina worked as a cleaning lady for 2 years. The family moved away but gave her a nice testimonial. Then she worked for 2 years for a cleaning company but was retrenched when they closed down.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Gina worked for us for 2 years until we moved too far away. She is very trustworthy and takes own initiative. She worked unsupervised in our house. You can trust her with your house and I can certainly recommend her.

Our observation: Gina says she loves a clean house. On weekends she meets with friends and Sundays goes to church. Her children are already grown-ups.

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.) Judy Chikwiti - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: sleep in R3500; sleep out R4000

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Somerset Park in a flat

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Judy worked for a family full time for 3 months. Their youngest child then went to creche and they reduced her days but Judy prefers to work full time for one family. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidJudy worked for us for 3 months full time until our youngest child also went to a creche. We then reduced her days but she prefers full time work which we understand. The children were 9 and 4 years old and the youngest one was often alone with her when I was not at home. She cleaned and ironed as well, my children liked her a lot and I can definitely recommend her.

Our observation: Judy describes herself as easy going and she likes to play with children. In her free time she rides the bicycle with her brother. Her two children stay in Zimbabwe so she can also be a sleep in domestic.

Name: 38.) 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

Livesin Nomzamo

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

His storyChap 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 saidChap 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: 39.) Agent Nkomo - housekeeper, worked in 5 star hotel

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

His story: Agent worked for a 5 star hotel as a housekeeper for 6 months full time (shift work) until his contract ended. We contacted the manager for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Agent worked for us for 6 months in high season. We are a well known wine farm with a 5 star hotel. He worked in the housekeeping section and I found him both friendly and hard working. 

Our observation: Agent describes himself as an experienced housekeeper who is trustworthy. In his free time he likes to sing or read and to meet with friends.

Name: 40.) Patience Sam - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Patience worked for 5 years for a family full time until the parents got divorced and the mother could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Patience worked for us for 5 years. She took care of my 1 year old son and cleaned the house/did the laundry. She is hard working and friendly and always on time. I can definitely recommend her. We had to let her go because of financial reasons only.

Our observation: Patience likes a clean house and likes plants. On weekends she is involved in her church, trades with books and spends time with her family.

Name: 41.) Prim Jecha - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

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 story: Prim worked for a family full time for 2 months until a relative of the family moved in to come help and to save some money. So now she is looking for a new challenge again

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Prim worked for us as a child minder of our 4 month old baby. She was fully in charge of caring for the baby. She is reliable and trustworthy. When baby slept she did some light housework we were happy with. After she was with us for 2 months having a nanny worked out expensive for us and my family moved in with us to help me. That's the only reason we had to let her go.

Our observation: Prim likes to cook and to care for children. On weekends she likes to read and write stories.

Name: 42.) Funeka Dyasi - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Funeka worked as a cashier for a supermarket for 2 years until her contract ended. She then worked for a lady with a catering business run from her home. In high season she employs temporary staff to help out with cleaning the kitchen as well as helping to cut and cook food. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Funeka worked for us for 6 months in peak season when there were a lot of functions. I was very happy with her but do give out short term contracts for high seasons. During that time she worked for me full time and I will any time employ her again should I have to. She uses her head and also knows everything about cleaning.

Our observation: Funeka likes to clean and in her free time she goes to church and cleans her own house. Weekday evenings she helps her children with homework and Sundays she they go to church.

Name: 43.) Sylvia Mouers- cleaning lady, can cook and bake, likes kids

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1960

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Grabouw

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: Yes, but must be renewed

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor the last 4 years Sylvia worked for a take away in Grabouw. Here she mostly cooked breakfast and lunch for the fisheries and clients. A butchery and fishery were part of the shop. When it was quiet she cleaned the shop and bathrooms. Then One Stop Domestic placed her into a family with a 1 year old boy. She was only responsible for him and did some cleanig when he slept. But the travelling turned out to be too far for her from Grabouw as it was between Somerset and Stellenbosch. So now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidSylvia was working for us from 2012-2016. She left out of her own. She is a very friendly and helpful person. Her main duty was cooking but when she was finished in the back she helped to pack shelves. We highly recommend her.

We got Sylvia through One Stop Domestic and she worked for us for about 3 months full time. She was the nanny of our 1 year old boy. He liked her from the start. Then the transport was too much for her and we don't have sleep in facilities. We hope she will soon find work closer to Grabouw, maybe in Gordon's Bay, Strand or the right area of Somerset.

Our observationSylvia is friendly and spontaneous. She is interested in a long term relationship with her new employer. She is very fit for her age and on weekends goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 44.) Dadi Muchemwa - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, 1st aid,

                                                   nanny and home based care certificates

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R4000 sleep out

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Dadi currently works 2 days/week as a cleaning lady and we contacted the employer for a reference. They will understand if she finds full time work. Dadi would like to work with children and therefore attended a 1st aid and nanny course. She has grown up children of her own as well as one grandchild.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Dadi has been working for us for 6 months now twice a week. She does housework and ironing and I find her a lovely person who is very diligent. I know she has certification to work with children as well.

Our observation: Dadi describes herself as patient. She likes to clean and on weekends reads or cleans her own house and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 45.) 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. In the meantime we placed her and now she is still looking for work on the above day(s).

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

                                               childhood development and stimulation and

                                               housekeeping certificates, can cook

Nationality: South African

born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

LivesIn the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

Name: 71.) Ken Mashazhu - housekeeper

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R250

Livesin Goodwood

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: Yes

Worked with children before: Yes, 4 years old

His story: For 14 years, Ken worked as an Au pair and cook for the same family. When their son was old enough for his own driver's license, his contract with them ended. When their cleaning lady was not there he did the cleaning as well. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has placed him (sleep in job Monday to Thursday) and he is still looking for work on a Friday, housekeeping or driving children, in Cape Town.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Ken worked for us for 14 years full time as an Au pair. His main responsibility was to look after my son from when he was 4 until he was 17 years old. He drove him around, made him food, played with him and kept him company, because I'm a single mother and have a very busy lifestyle. He even joined us on vacation. He is an excellent cook and is very well mannered. He is always in a good mood, evenly tempered, clean, friendly, punctual, clever and very responsible.

Ken started to work for us about a month ago as a sleep in housekeeper Monday to Thursday. Our children immediately bonded with him and he takes great care to please you. He cleans and irons well and has a driver's license. My 6 year old son likes to play with him very much and also my 9 year old. He takes good care of them and is responsible and I can recommend him to anyone.

Our observation: Ken says he enjoys cleaning, ironing, cooking and child minding. On weekends he goes to church (on Saturdays), cooks for his family and plays with his own child.

From 1.4.18 available, full time for sleep in or out

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 or full time

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: Atlantis

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

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!