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 R3500 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 R3000/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.) Defin Kanjoka - cleaning lady or nanny for newborns,

                                            emotional development of children 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)

Monthly salary: R3800 cleaning, R4000 child minding

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, newborn

Her story: For 3 years Defin worked for the same family. She started there when the employer was pregnant until their child was 3 years old. She was involved in the baby's care from the start. Then Defin had a baby herself and took some time off. They had to fill her position. Now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidDefin worked for us for 3 years. From when I was pregnant with our so far only child. She helped from when he was a newborn and was always careful and responsible with him. She also cleaned and ironed for us but I found her biggest strength was the child minding. Our boy then went to creche and we reduced her days. Then she fell pregnant and resigned after the baby was born to stay at home for a while. We had to get another cleaning lady but can truly recommend Defin. She is dedicated, clever, honest and reliable. 

Our observationDefin says she is passionate about children. She also likes to read and sing and weekends cleans her own house.

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

                                       management certificate, cooking course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

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

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, three

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

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

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

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

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Name: 3.) Belssing Samukange - cleaning lady or nanny for newborns

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

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, Newborn

Her story: Blessing has been working for an elderly couple for 5 years. She often looks after the coulpe's grandchild when the parents drop the grandchild off at their house or she goes to the parents' house to do evening babysitting. When Blessing started to work for the family, the child was a newborn. The grandparents have a seven room house and Blessing copes well. They will soon move to Johannesburg and they approached us about placing her since the parents have a long term cleaning lady already.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: We will soon move to Pretoria and that's why Blessing can no longer work for us. She often cooked for us and makes very nice food. Sometimes she even cooked for our dinner parties. She is very honest and was very good with our grandchild. She was involved with the child from the time he was very young and looked after him at our house and also at my daughter's house. She always got to everything and we can highly recommend her. We were the ones approaching One Stop Domestic about new work for Blessing because she really deserves full time work.

Our observation: Blessing's only child was born in 2007 and lives with her. In her free time she likes to read and study further (home based care on Sundays). On weekends she likes to spend time with her family and her husband has full-time work.

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 )

Monthly salary: R3600 in Somerset West, R4000 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.) Tendi Bobosibuno - cleaner or nanny for babies, Early childhood

                                                    development and stimulation course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

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

Her story: Tendi is a Christian who was recommended to us by her employer. There she has been a stand in domestic for 6 months. She replaced their domestic who went to Zimbabwe for the 6 months. In Zimbabwe Tendi was working for a family with two children who were 3 and 5 years old. She mainly looked after the youngest child but also cleaned and ironed. One Stop Domestic found work for her in the meantime and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidTendi has worked for us for 6 months when our domestic was in Zimbabwe. She is patient, hard working and energetic. I can certainly recommend her as a domestic and we approached One Stop Domestic to find work for this special lady.

Our observationTendi says she likes to cook and if someone teaches her how to is willing to cook for her next family. She likes to work with children and in her free time spends time with her family. 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out

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.) Yolanda April - cleaning lady or nanny, loves to cook, 1st aid

                                            course

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: Yes

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

Her story: For a year Yolanda cleaned offices 2 days/week in the Strand. And she cleans a house every Saturday. She has done a CPR course and we have a copy of the certificate.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Yolanda has been cleaning our offices in the Strand 2 days/week for a year. We were very happy with her work. She was always punctual, totally reliable and a fast learner. Everyone at the offices liked her. She is presentable and always friendly. If she couldn't come she lets us know in advance every time.

Yolanda cleanins for us Saturdays. She is very reliable and honest. My rings and necklaces are everywhere and nothing has gone missing ever. She communicates well and always lets me know if she can't make it.

Our observation: Yolanda is self-confident, friendly and laughed a lot. She has done a CPR course. Her free time she likes to spend with her two children and is passionate about cooking, baking and reading.

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.) Zivai Mlambo - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out

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, 4 years old

Her storyIn Zimbabwe, Zivai worked for a family for 3 years until she came to South Africa. Here she was a stand-in domestic for 1 month and is now looking for full-time work and we called that family for a testimonial. She cleans for a family each Saturday so is only available Monday to Friday.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZivai was a stand in lady for us for 1 month and we still phone her occasionally when we need her. She is very punctual, reliable and trustworthy. Our children are 4 and 8 years old and they are both very attached to her. She is pleasant to have around, cleans well and is always in a good mood.

Our observationOn weekends, Zivai meets with friends and goes to church. She says that she likes children very much.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: 11.) Nontu Yenani - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Daily wage: R200

LivesEersterivier

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: Nontu is a Christian who has sucessfully been placed by One Stop Domestic until the employers could no longer afford her. We also placed her with another family where she is still working and now she is looking for the day(s) above. 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 4 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 4 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: 12.) Constance Ziwange cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R180

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. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has found work for her and now she is still looking for work on the above day(s). If someone would like to have Constance two days a week which are further apart she says she can talk to her current employers to exchange days.

References: Yes, two

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!

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: 13.) Anne Arendorf - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 in Grabouw, R4500 further away

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Grabouw

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Anne worked for one year for a family who gave her a nice testimonial. They wanted a lady who spoke English to their child and whose first language is English. Anne looked after him from when he was 3 months old. After that she worked for a family for 3 years, raising their child for them from when the child was 4 months old until it was 3 years old. Now the child goes to crèche and the mother decided to clean the house herself since she works part time only. Anne has worked as a security officer at Grand West but wants to rather do domestic work now. Her husband works for ADT, has his own car and will drive her to work in the mornings. They have one child who was born in 2003 and lives with them. One Stop Domestic placed Anne for almost 4 years into the same family and now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Anne looked after our son from when he was three months old.  Her duties included feeding, nappy changing, giving medicine and sterilizing bottles. She is very loyal, caring, responsible, always early and willing to work extra to make life easier for the whole family.  She has been an invaluable asset for us and our house was always clean.

Anne looked after our daughter from when she was 4 months old.  She went with her to the park, bathed her, dressed her and gave her oats.  Anne is a former security officer and she knows about security issues with childrenMost mornings she was there 15 minutes before she actually had to start working.  Anne is a Christian and the only reason why we let her go is that my girl goes to a crèche now and I can clean the house myself.

Anne worked for us for almost 4 years. Our first child was 2 years old and the second one not born yet when she started to work for us. We were very happy with her and can recommend her. She was like a mother to my kids.

Our observation: My little toddler was very fond of Anne.  He sat a long time playing with her.  Anne is naturally good with children and also cleaned the rooms we gave her to our full satisfaction.

Name: 14.) 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, 4 years 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.

References: Yes, two

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.

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: 15.) 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 is a social person who likes to communicate. She spends her time on weekends with her family and to practise with the church choir for which she sings.

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: R3500 sleep in/ R4000 sleep out

Stay in/out: in or 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.) 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

Daily wage: R200

Lives: in Bellville

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 story: Patience cleans every Saturday for the same family. In Zimbabwe, she worked for a restaurant. We called the family for a testimonial. In the meantime she has found work and is now looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Patience cleans our house every Saturday. She sometimes plays with our children and is very good with them, although her main work 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 observation: Patience describes herself as humble. She likes to clean and iron and on weekends meets up with friends.

Name: 19.) Enita Chimaimba - cleaning lady, likes children and animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEnita has been working for the same family once every two weeks. Her husband works as a gardener for the neighbours and referred her. The family doen's have children and Enita cleans and irons sheets. We called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Enita was refered to us by our neighbour's gardener, who is her husband. He has been working for the neighbours quite some time and is very hard working. We only need Enita once every two weeks but understand if she can find full time work for a better income. So far she has every time been at our house earlier than what she had to, has never been sick or demanding. She is very honest, nothing goes missing. In the beginning I gave her a sort of introduction of how I want things done and now she carries on with what I have told her. Sometimes she stays longer than what we agreed on and I pay her extra for the overtime.

Our observationEnita describes herself as a quiet lady who loves children. She goes to church on Sundays and sings in the church choir. Her only child stays in Malawi.

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.) Albert Ngwira - cleaner, gardener, artisan work

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: in or 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? No

Her story: Albert'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. We placed him and now he is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Albert 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 observation: Albert 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: 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 currently works in Stellenbosch for a wine company. She cleans, packs shelves and lables bottles. Now she would like to become a domestic worker for more regular working hours 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. Although we would love to keep her we will understand.

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.) Meza Mazele Home based care certificate, early

                                           childhood development and stimulation

                                           certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun,

Daily wage: R200

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? No

Her story: Meza first worked on a farm in Ceres. She then moved to Somerset and worked for a private creche for 18 months that had 20 children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years. When she gave birth to her child she took a while off from work, the creche had to fill her position and now that her child is old enough she is looking for a new challenge again. In the meantime we found work for her and she is now only looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMeza worked for our creche for 18 months every day. We had several ladies working for us, one in the kitchen, the others looked after the children. Meza was a nanny who worked with the babies as well as the bigger children. She was always punctual and walked that extra mile for us. She is hard working and honest and we can fully recommend her.

Our observationMeza is a Christian who loves to go to church on weekends and is involved in the church community. She also likes to pray. She likes a clean house and to work with children.

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

Monthly salary: R4400

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. 

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.) Linda Hassiem - cleaner or nanny for babies, likes children and

                                               animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand, Rusthof

Language(s)AfrikaansEnglish

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes, but little

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

Her storyLinda worked for the same family for 9 years until they moved away. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLinda worked for us full time for 9 years until we moved to a new house, where the public transport would have gotten too expensive for Linda. Our children are now also older. It is with a sad heart that we had to say goodbye to her. She looked after my son and practically raised my daughter, who is now 9 years old. She played a big role in their lives. Linda sometimes cooked for us and was always on time. If she could, on rare occasions, not make it to work, she always let us know.

Our observation: Linda is a hard working and humble woman who is a go-getter. Her 3 children are grown up and she is looking for sleep out work. Linda is an extrovert who likes children and animals who goes to church on Sundays and goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 28.) Sue Ndlovu - cleaning lady or nanny for school children,

                                           basic childcare, cooking and teaching certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

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

Monthly Salary: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out

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

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, 2 years old

Her story: Sue worked at a guest house for 6 months and then as a voluntary Gr. R assistant for 1.5 years at a primary school. Then Sue was a teacher in training at another primary school and worked for a family, which we called for a testimonial. After that she looked after a sick person.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Sue worked mostly for us in the kitchen. She was very focused and had a good attitude. She was always punctual and did vegan cooking for us. I can certainly recommend her.

Sue worked for us for 1 year and looked after my one year old child. She was punctual and responsible but did not really connect with the child. I would recommend that she looks after older children.

Our observation: Sue was a little shy at first. She is softly spoken and well mannered. She presented us a neat and complete CV. On weekends, Sue likes to read and do art. She likes to teach children and to cook.

Name: 29.) Heather Mazhindu  - cleaner or nanny for babies, early

                                                   childhood development and

                                                       stimulation certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Somerset West Main Road

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Since 2008 Heather works as a cleaning lady for a church in Somerset West and we called them for a testimonial. She is a Christian and works there for 3 day. She doens't want to accept full time work but wants us to only find two days for her. Before cleaning the church she worked for a family with two children for 5 years as a cleaning lady and nanny until they moved overseas and they emailed us a testimonial.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Heather was our full time cleaner and nanny for 5 years until we moved. My children loved her and in the evenings she did babysitting for us as well. She is very realiable and kind with the kids. She is also an excellent communicator and always let me know if there were any issues or problems. I can recommend her to any family.

Heather has cleaned our church, office and foyers since 2008, that is now 8 years. We don't need her more than 3 days/week. If someone wants her they can pick any two days of the week except for Fridays as she has to clean the church on Fridays. She is a great worker. Honest, reliable, friendly, well spoken and uses entirely her own initiative. She is well organized and always lets us know should she be sick which she hardly ever is.

Heather worked for us for almost a year. She was on leave when I realized that I can manage the cleaning now alone, as our only child is already 5 years old. Heather cleans very well and you can trust her. She has a lovely personality and was good with my 5 year old daugher when every now and then she had to play with her.

Our observation: Heather is a mature cleaner with years of experience. She likes animals and children, is well spoken, well organized and talkative.

Available from the first of October 2017

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 moved away and it was too far for her to still come work for us.

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

Reserved for Joani

Name: 31.) 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. I 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: 32.) Lucy Modondo - cleaning lady, guesthouse experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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 Lucy worked for a family with two children aged 2 months and 2 years. She cleaned and also looked after the children but when they moved overseas she forgot to ask them for a reference letter. She then cleaned a guesthouse until it became low season and they no longer needed her. We called the owner for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLucy has been working for our guesthouse for 18 months. She is always on time and hard working. She cleans and also irons for us and we can highly recommend her. Unfortunately in low season we are not very busy and have to let some of the ladies go. We of course risk that next season they have found permanent domestic work.

Our observationLucy likes children and likes to be told when she is doing something wrong. Weekends she goes to church and her two children live in Zimbabwe.

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.) Cordelia Betyu - cleaning lady, currently working at a curtain

                                          shop, has to give one month notice to them

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1967

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Cordelia worked in False Bay for 4 years for a family and when they moved she kept on working for the lady’s son. He could no longer afford her and now she is working for a curtain shop full time, cleaning the shop. We called them for a testimonial. She would love to work as a domestic cleaner for a family to have better working hours and a better income.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Cordelia works for us now for many years.  She is always punctual and friendly, cleans well and gets along with the other ladies who work for us.  We can certainly recommend her as a cleaning lady since she has a lot of experience in that field. We will be sad to see her go but she deserves a better income than what we can offer her.

Our observation: Cordelia likes children and animals.  Her free time she spends with her family and her husband is working full time.  She’s got years of cleaning experience and says if someone teaches her how to cook she will be able to cook for her new family.

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.) Memory Dziwa - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, super nanny

                                               certificate, child care course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R4000 sleep 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 storyMemory worked for 3 months as a stand in domestic in a family with a 6 months old baby. She cleaned, took care of the laundry and looked after the baby every now and then when the mother went out of the house to do something. We do have a copy of her super nanny certificate.

One Stop Domestic placed Memory in a family with a newborn. Both parents were working from when the baby was 3 months old. But after 8 months the family decided to get another nanny. They say her daughter dearly loved Memory but Memory doesn't have a natural instinct to know when a baby is overstimulated or tired. They advised us to place Memory into a family with older children as they believe she likes kids and is better with children 3 years and older.

We placed her again an now she is looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMemory worked for us as a stand in domestic for 3 months. She was always punctual and never sick. She irons very well as I am very particular about ironing and when I went to the shops or go out of the house for a while she would take good care of our 6 months old baby unsupervised. We can recommend her to anyone.

Memory was placed into our family by One Stop Domestic when our daughter was a newborn. Memory always tried hard and made an efford and if we wouldn't plan on having a second baby soon we would have kept her as she has a heart for children but not the natural instinct you need to work with babies. I would recommend her to a family with slightly older children who can maybe talk already. Her cleaning and ironing is up to standard so also my recommendation here....

Our observationMemory's children stay in Zimbabwe. She says she likes children a lot and on weekends goes to the park after she has cleaned her own house and done her washing.

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

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). If someone wants her two days which are further apart she might be able to swop days with her current employer.

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.) Genevieve Celestie - cleaning lady or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Macassar

Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Genevieve worked for a family for 18 months. When she started to work for them their baby was 2 months old and she was in daytime alone with the baby at home. Both parents worked. When the boy went to a full time creche, they no longer needed Genevieve. She then worked for a family for 3 months until they could no longer afford her. Their baby was a newborn when Genevieve started to work there and she took care of the baby many mornings when the mother went to the gym or shops. We have placed her in the meantime and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Genevieve worked for us for 18 months. I can strongly recommend her as a child minder. She looked after our boy from when he was 2 months old, cleaned our house and did the ironing. She was very trustworthy and loving towards our boy. She was always flexible if she needed to come in earlier or stay later. It was a privilege to have her as a part of our family. She had a positive influence on our son's development. She took instructions easily but also made good decisions on her own and I can recommend her to any family with children. Our boy now went to creche and we could no longer afford her.

Genevieve worked for us for 6 months. Our only child was a newborn then. She always watched the baby when I went out in the mornings to do shopping etc.. and was very good with our baby. We were also happy with her cleaning and ironing and had no problems with her whatsoever. I work from home and we could unfortunately no longer afford her, otherwise she would still be working for us.

Our observation: Genevieve says she is passionate about children, she likes cleaning and on weekends she goes to church or to the beach with her husband and child.

Name: 42.) Patricia Khuphiso - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R4000 sleep out

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were theyYes, 2years

Her story: For 3 years Patricia was a sleep in domestic for a family in Somerset. They had 3 children and the youngest one stayed with her at home. Patricia’s mother became sick and she went to the Eastern Cape to care for her. The family had to fill her position. Since 2012 a crèche in the Strand calls her to help with the cleaning whenever someone is sick or on leave.  We called both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Patricia was really nice, we never had any problems with her and we were sad that we had to get another lady when her mother became sick for long. 

Patricia is punctual and friendly and laughs a lot; she is also good with the children.  We always call her when we need her. She is very honest, nothing went missing ever. She also has contact with our creche kids and she is a natural with them. She really deserves full time work!

Our observation: Patricia says she likes to clean and to communicate if there is a problem. She loves children, is friendly and kind. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

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.) Amina Bonomai - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, cooked

                                                 for children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAmina's husband works full time and her only child stays in Zimbabwe. She worked full time for a family. It was a combination of sleep in and sleep out. In the mornings she cleaned and in the afternoons played with the children and sometimes helped them with their homework. We contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidAmina worked for us for a year. We didn't have much money to pay her so understood when she left. In the mornings she cleaned the house and did the laundry and in the afternoons played with the children. Some days she slept in and others went home. I can recommend her to anyone since she is a hard working lady.

Our observationAmina describes herself as friendly and looking for a long term employment relationship. She can work without supervision and likes kids.

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.) Prim Mayambane - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes, but not at work

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

Her story: Prim cleaned a student's home in Stellenbosch but forgot to ask for a reference when the student moved away. She then joined a cleaning company for 6 months. The entire 6 months she was cleaning a Stellenbosch hospital while working for the cleaning company. Prim resigned there because the salary was very little and they often let her work whole weekends where she wanted to spend time with her two school children. We followed up the reference. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Prim worked for us for 6 months and was part of our Stellenbosch hospital cleaning crew. It was in 2016. She was a great worker, always on time and took he duties seriously. She never complained and did what was expected of her. I believe she will make a great addition to each family as a cleaning lady.

Our observation: Prim says she is not picky or spoiled and just wants to work in order to provide for her family. 

Name: 48.) Cathrine Hlatini - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, loves cooking,

                                                   super nanny certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

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, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 7 years, Cathrine worked for an elderly couple as a cleaning lady 2 days a week. The last 4 of the 7 years, she also worked for that couple's daughter. We called both families for a testimonial.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidCathrine worked for us for 7 years two days a week. She is a great lady and left out of her own when she fell pregnant. She cleaned very well, ran my entire house and also ironed well. I found her very suitable for children as my grandchildren are often with me. Back then, they were aged between 3 and 12 years. They all loved her and, although her main task was house work, she always had a little time to play and interact with them. I can certainly recommend her for a nanny position too.

Cathrine worked for us for 4 years after she started working for my mother. She cleaned and ironed and we were extremely happy with her. She also found work for the fifth day of the week and when she fell pregnant, she informed all of us that she wanted to be a mother now and do further nanny courses. She was lovely with my children, respectful, punctual, trustworthy and all that I could wish for in a cleaning lady.

Catherine worked for us 1 day/week as a cleaning lady. She quit to be there full time for her baby. She is a fantastic worker and always goes that extra mile for you. She cleans very well and uses own initiative.

Our observationCathrine is a Christian who likes to learn new things. Sundays she goes to church, likes to sing and go to the beach with her family. We have already placed her sister succesfully and if somebody teaches her ho

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.

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.) Prudence Ligtercleaning lady, likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage: R200

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 story: Prudence cleaned for a lady in Gordon’s Bay every now and then until the lady moved.  There is a family from overseas visiting South Africa every year and when they come they call her to clean with them. But that is only a short while and not every day. I called both families for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic found work for her in the Strand and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Prudence is a quiet and trustworthy person.  She is reliable and we never had any problems with her. She wants to please you and is a pleasant person to have around.  She is also great with visiting children and we would certainly recommend her for child minding as well.

Our observation: Prudence is a quiet person who is presentable and neat.  She cleaned very well and showed that she is able to follow instructions.  Her Afrikaans is excellent and she would rather ask than make a mistake and we were very satisfied with her work.  Her weekends she spends with her two children and she says she will not disappoint her next employer and is passionate about children.

Name: 53.) Evelyn Dube - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African ID, half Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/outout

Livesin an apartment in Gordon's Bay

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:  Evelyn is a Christian who worked for 2 years for a family who could no longer afford her. She is currently working at a guesthouse but since it is seasonal work she would like to work for a family in order to have a more regular income. In the guesthouse she says they taught her how to lay a table, do laundry and cleaning. One parent of Evelyn is a South African and one a Zimbabwean.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said:  Evelyn is an excellent and fast worker.  My house and laundry were always finished.  We could no longer afford her and now she is working at a guesthouse.  In the afternoons I am looking after my granddaughter who was about 1 year old when Evelyn worked for me and Evelyn played a lot with her.  She was never alone with her in the house but in a room while I was doing something else.  She is so patient with children and truly likes them that I will certainly recommend her as a nanny as well.

Our observation:  Evelyn is very friendly and serious about finding long time domestic work again. She is passionate about children.  

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.

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Name: 55.) Pauline Bande - cleaner or nanny for babies, has cooked for

                                                children before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: sleep in R3000 / sleep out R3400

Stay in/out: in or 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, 5 months old

Her story: Pauline worked for a family full time for 3 years until they moved away. They gave her a very nice reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Pauline was employed by me (I'm a single father) for 3 years full time until me and my 2 children moved away. When she started to work for us, my children were 5 months and 5 years old. She respected my privacy at all times, while playing very well with the children. She always tries to learn as much as she can and often worked long hours. She created lesson plans for my children and monitored their progress. They really liked her and, would I not have moved away, she would still be working for us.

Our observation: Pauline is passionate about children and would like to work with kids. In her free time, she likes to read and she has cooked light meals for children before.

Name: 56.) 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 currently works twice a week as a office cleaning lady but is looking for full time work. We called the office for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCindy works for us twice a week. Our offices are in Asla park. She is always punctual and everyone likes her. She cleans well and uses her own initiative. She is always there, very reliable and we can strongly recommend her to anyone. Should she find full time work, we will understand.

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: 57.) 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: 58.) Victoria Gwangqu cleaner or nanny for babies, irons well,

                                                    experience with twins

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Victoria worked for a family for 4 years. She looked after one year old twin girls. Then the children went to creche and now Victoria is looking for full time work again. In the meantime Victoria found work on Fridays and she likes her Friday employers very much but says if someone wants her full time it will be fine.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Victoria is a very reliable, hard working and trustworthy person. We live in Cape Town and she worked for us for 4 years and looked after my twin girls from when they were 1 year old. The only reason why we had to let her go was because the girls went to a school. Victoria was employed for the children only but helped the other staff competently with cleaning and the laundry as there was a lot.

Our observation: Victoria is talkative and loves children. She says she is patient and doesn't get angry easily. She irons well and weekends she spends with her children and husband who works full time.

Name: 59.) 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: 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 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: 60.) Sally Mutserewa - cleaner or nanny for school children, guest

                                                  house experience, cooked breakfast for the

                                                  guesthouse,  1st aid and home based care

                                                  certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Monthly salary: R4000 char, R3000 sleep in

Stay in/out: in or out

Lives: in Stellenbosch

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 story: Sally worked one year for a guesthouse and then for a family for 6 months full time. She currently still works for them Wednesdays, but prefers to work full time for one employer.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sally is a very nice woman. She doesn't have to look after our children but looks after my sister's children and is very good with them. She is always punctual and has a good attitude. I would certainly recommend her as a cleaning lady. We will understand should she find full time work.

Our observation: Sally describes herself as honest and friendly and likes to learn new things. Both her children live in Zimbabwe. That is the reason why she can also be a sleep in domestic. She is very confident and communicates well. She is friendly and intelligent. On weekends she likes to meet with friends or go to watch movies.

Name: 61.) 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: 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, 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: 62.) Joys Relese - cleaning lady, likes cooking

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Mfuleni

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story:  Joys is a Christian. Since 2008 she has been working for the same family 1 day a week and we called them for a testimonial. She doesn't look after children but cleans and takes care of the laundry. She likes cooking and if someone teaches her she is willing to cook for her new family. One Stop Domestic found work for her and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said:  Joyce has been working for us since 2008. She cleans and takes care of the laundry and has proven to be very reliable.  Nothing ever disappears out of my house and I am very happy with her. If she can not come she lets me know and I can highly recommend her to anyone. Anyone is welcome to phone me about her.

Our observation: Joys laughed a lot and her children are both grown up. She says she likes washing and ironing.  By working for the same family for 7 years she has shown that she is interested in a long term relationship with her employers.

Name: 63.) 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.

** Cleaning ladies and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

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

                                                    breakfast before

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, Chewa

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.) Juliet Chiyambiwa - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out Cape Town area, further away more

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Southfield/Wynberg

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 story: In Zimbabwe Juliet worked for a preschool with children from 3 to 5 years of age. She is a Christian who came to South Africa in 2008. She worked in Cape Town as a sleep in lady until they could no longer afford her.  From a year she was a sleep domestic in Stellenbosch but the family moved overseas and now Juliet is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Juliet worked for us for two years as a sleep in lady.  She is a darling and a hard worker. She cleaned, did the laundry and was often alone with our child, who was 1 year old, when she started to work for us. After two years our child went to creche and we could no longer afford Juliet.

Our observation: Juliet is very friendly, calm and polite.  She likes children and both her own children stay in Zimbabwe so she can be a sleep out as well as a sleep in lady.

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: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out

Stay in/out: in or 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.) 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.