available from Jan 2017

Name:  .) Jacqueline Mazamiza - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Gordon's Bay

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 5 years Jacqueline worked in the Eastern Cape in a supermarket as a cleaning lady and cashier until her husband had to move and she moved with him.  I called that shop for a testimonial.  If someone teaches her how to cook Jacqueline says she will be able to cook for her next family. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: I was Jacqueline's supervisor in our store.  She worked for us for 5 years.  She was always on time, almost never sick and very committed.  She would also clean and help us pack shelves and would always stay until the work was done and not look at her watch the whole time.  When there was a problem she immediately communicated and we were sad when she went.  If she ever moves back we will take her back immediately.

Our observation: By working for the same supermarket for 5 years Jacqueline has shown that she is interested in a long term relaationship with her employer.  For a more regular income and working hours she would now prefer domestic work and we have seen that she is very well qualified to do so.

available from march 18

Name: .) Talent Moses - cleaning lady, experience in looking after

                                              elderly people, likes children                                      

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

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 story: Talent currently works every Saturday for a family in Somerset West. She started to work for that family in 2016 and we called them for a testimonial. She cleans for them and looks after an elderly lady.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidTalent has been working for us now for about 4 months. She is very punctual and reliable. Talent maily looks after my mother, an elderly lady who stays with us. But she also cleans and irons. She is always friendly, quiet and goes on with her work. She never complains and is easy going.

Our observation: Talent describes herself as very hard working and eager to learn new things. She communicates well and is keen to do her family's cooking if someone teaches her how to. She has one child who was born in 2013 and likes children a lot.

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Name: .) Natasha Shirichena - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

                                                 loves cooking, very good with

                                                 laundry

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

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 license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Natasha is a Christian who worked as a sleep in domestic for a year until the family moved away.  Then she worked for a laundry for 4 years. One day one of the customers of the laundry offered her domestic work one day a week and organized her another two days with friend’s of hers. So she currently has three employers and I called all of them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, four

What the reference said: Natasha is a very good cleaner and hard worker.  She is trustworthy and very honest.  Her laundry is exceptional and one can see that she worked for a laundry for many years.  She cleans thoroughly and is a lovely person to have around.  She is a Christian and we even pray together.  Natasha has a good heart and I can only say good things about her.  She is reliable and if she can’t make it she always lets you knowShe is neat and tidy herself and won’t stop until her work is done! Natasha stayed in with us and was such a jewel. She was so great with our children and even helped me to look after the little one at night. She is always dressed presentable and is always friendly. We have to move and that is the only reason why we have to let her go.

Our observation: Natasha is friendly, neat and good with children.  The fact that she worked for the laundry for four years shows that she is able to make a long term commitment. If someone teaches her how to she is willing to cook for her next family.

Name: .) Bongiwe Magaqa - cleaning lady, cooks, housekeeping course,

                                                     had keys to employers's house

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R3500

Lives: in Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Bongiwe is a Christian. For 11 years she worked for a family 4 days/week and cleaned their office one day/week. They paid for her childcare course which she completed to improve her chances to find work one day. She also cooked for them family dinner. When the children became older they decided they no longer need a full time domestic and the offices were closed down. Then One Stop Domestic found work for her but after 6 months the employers moved. We called both familes for a testimonial. Bongiwe doesn't want to be a nanny again and is looking for a cleaning job.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Bongiwe has very rarely been sick and the kids loved her.  She really does a good job and the 6 months old baby was with her at home alone all the time while both parents were working. She is very honest and hard working and she was very responsible with our baby. We let her go because the children are now too big for a full time nanny and because it was not going well with our business we could also no longer afford her.

Bongiwe has worked for us for 6 months. She was looking after my baby boy while I worked from home. Now I decided to be a full time mom and that is the only reason why Bongi will no longer work for us. Her main duty was to look after our boy but she did all sorts of odd jobs around the house. Her cooking is highly recommended and she also cleans well.  She was patient with my quite difficult boy. Bongi is very reliable and has not been sick once while working for us.

Our observation: Bongiwe is an extrovert who likes to communicate.  She answered all our questions without hesitating. In her free time she meets with friends and spends time with her family.

not answering her phones

Name: .) Memory Marikitaicleaner or nanny for toddlers,

                                                super nanny course

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

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

( the green days are the available ones)

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, 2 years old

Her story: Memory is a Christian who worked in Somrset End of 2015 for 3 months as a stand in dometic for a lady on leave. She has a 2012 Super Nanny course certificate of which we have a copy.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Memory was our stand in domestic for our regular one who took her yearly leave. In the beginning I showed her everything I want her do to and then she carried on. She is not lazy at all but keeps herself busy all the time. She cleans diligently, is punctual and often played with my two children who are 2 and 5 years old. They really liked her a lot which was important to us.

Our observation: Memory describes herself as passiontate about children. On weekends she cleans her own house. She was refered to us by our own nanny, is energetic and friendly and smiles a lot.

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Name: .) Khanyo Ntwanambi - cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 7 years old

Her storyKhanyo has been working for a family as a cleaning lady 1 day/week, for the last 2 years and we followed up the reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Khanyo has been working for us for us every Wednesday for about 2 years. She always likes to go that extra mile for you, is punctual in the mornings and has a friendly nature. She sometimes plays with our 7 year old boy, who likes her very much. The two of them always joke around. I'm very happy with her and would definitely recommend her for both cleaning and child minding. We would like to keep her Wednesdays but I will understand if she can find full time work for a better income.

Our observation: In her free time, Khanyo likes to sing and swim. She describes herself as outgoing and she always likes to learn new things.

possibly found work send someone else to a job i found her !!!

Name: .) Cindy Soka - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

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

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? No

Her story: Cindy has worked for two years as a domestic worker. I called that family for a testimonial.  In her free time Cindy likes to read and cook and if someone takes the time to teach her she will be able to cook for her new family.  We already found work for her sister and the sister’s employer is very happy with her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Cindy is honest and reliable.  She cleaned well and we never had any problems with her.  She never complained about anything. Then we moved and it was too far for her.  She will make it anywhere and we enjoyed having her around.

Our observation: Cindy is a modern lady who likes a clean house.  She describes herself as kind and says she likes to work with people and I think as a mother of two Cindy could certainly also be employed as a nanny.

Name: .) Agnes Katsuro - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, can

                                                do basic cooking, home based care experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1967

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? Yes, 2 years old

Her story: Agnes worked for a family in Zimbabwe as a housekeeper and nanny for 4 years. She then decided to join her children in South Africa and try find work here. We phoned all the way to Zimbabwe for a testimonial. Agneses 3 children are grown ups and she already has grandchildren. One Stop Domestic has placed Agnes to care for an elderly lady in Gordon's Bay in 2016. The family gave her a nice reference.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Agnes worked for us for about 4 years. She then decided to move to South Africa. Our two children were 2 and 5 years old when she started to work for us. She helped me a lot with them, even brought them to school. She also did all the housework and ironing. She is an excellent cleaner.

Agnes worked for me for a months when my regular domestic was ill. She has been invaluable to me regarding household chores, liaising with the gardener and caring for my cats and dogs. Because of her my house was always clean, the clothes ironed well and neatly folded. She is hard working, strong and a fast learner.

Agnes worked for us in 2016 and has good timing when it comes to housework. She was also responsible to look after my elderly mother which she did with love and care. She is very reliable and works unsupervised and I can recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Agnes is a mature cleaner who has grown up children and already grandchildren. She likes to read and likes a clean house. She describes herself as hard working and loyal.

didnt come to my house in 3/17 phone off

Name: .) Lona Xesha - cleaning lady, likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

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

Monthly Salary: R3500

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in 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: For 2 years Lona has worked full time as a domestic but then her employers moved overseas. Then Lona worked for a year as a domestic for another family. She then gave birth to her child and decided to stay at home and be there for her baby and the family had to replace her. The child is now 3 years old and Lona is looking for a new challenge again. She likes cooking and with some teaching will be able to cook for her new family.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Lona worked for us for a year. She left on her own to give birth to her child and be there for the baby, otherwise she would still be with us but we had to replace her. She was as honest as can be, nothing went missing ever. We live in Strand and she also used her own initiative when cleaning after a short first introduction and I also liked that very much.

Our observation: Lona says she likes to be quiet at work and not in the way.  I can see that she is keen to learn new things. When asked what she likes doing most she replies: “Cleaning and Cooking”.

Name: .) Veronica Bobi - child care certificate, can cook, home based

                                        care and cleaning certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyVeronica has waitress as well as domestic experience. For a few months One Stop Domestic placed her as a standing in domestic and now she is looking for full time domestic work.  She is a Christian who would love to cook for her new family. In the meantime we placed her and now she is still looking for the days above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Veronica worked for me when my regular domestic couldn’t come.  She is a lovely lady who is very efficient and irons well.  She works fast and I can certainly recommend her as an employee.

Our observation: Veronica likes to learn new things and is passionate about children.  Weekends she spends with her own family, goes to church and reads.

Currently in Eastern Cape

Name: 29.) Erika Matima - cleaning lady or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Daily wage: R180 

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): Enlgish, Xhosa, speaks a bit Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyErica is a Christian who worked for a family full time for 5 years until they moved to Joburg. She now works for a family twice a week. We called the first family for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidErica worked for us for 5 years full time until we moved. She is very loyal, trustworthy and intelligent. When she started to work for us she couldn't speak any Afrikaans but slowly picked it up quickly and I would say she speaks a good broken Afrikaans today. My daughter was 4 years old when she started to work for us and the baby 6 months. She was unsupervised with the baby daily and very responsible with him. The kids loved her and it took us some time to find a good replacement for her where we live now. We wish her the best and am confident she will find new work soon.

Our observationErica goes to church on Sundays and plays with her own children. She loves children, likes cats and small dogs. On Sundays she goes to church and meets with friends.

 
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Name: 12.) Jesca Chirisa - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, first aid, CPR and
   
                                            au pair training
  
Nationality: Zimbabwean
  
Born: in 1980
  
Which days available?
 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
 
Monthly salary: R4000
  
Stay in/outout
  
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, 1 year old
  
Her storyJesca is a Christian lady with a first aid and CPR as well as au pair training. We do have a copy of her certificates. Jesca worked for a family in Gordon's Bay for 6 months. She cleaned the guest house units as well as the guest house owner's private home.  She then was a stand in domestic for 3 months in Milnerton when one of her friend's took maternity leave. She looked after a 1 year old child together with the child's grandmother but doesn't have the family's reference letter any more.
 
References: Yes, two
  
What the reference saidJesca cleaned our guest house in peak season when we needed extra help. In winter we only keep one lady. Jesca was with us for one season and I remember her well. She worked properly and was a good worker, also good with the other ladies. She was always friendly with our guests and if she is interested in seasonal work again we will gladly employ her again.
 
Jesca worked for us the whole of 2016. We are relocating to the UK and that is the only reason she can no longer work for us. She was mostly employed as a nanny for me 1 and 3 year old boys but did general housework as well. She was a dream and we are very sad to have to say goodbye. She is a fantastic nanny. Calm and gentle with a very motherly nature. She is very health and safety concious and never leaves the little one out of her sight and makes sure their hands are washed before meals. She is trustworthy and honest. She cleans well too and follows instructions well. She is quiet and gets on with her work. She is lovely and I can recommend her to anyone.
 
Our observation: Jesca spends her weekends with her children, reads them stories and teaches them things. She has twins who were born in 2010. She describes herself as well mannered and passionate about children and if someone teaches her how to is keen to cook for her next family.

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Name: .) Priscillar Mugoviwa - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Priscillar and her husband came to South Africa in 2012. In Zimbabwe she worked in a grocery shop, helped to pack, clean and sell at the till. In South Africa she and her husband first worked for 10 months in de Doorns, harvesting grapes.  Then he got an offer to work as a security officer in the Strand so they moved.  Priscillar loves to cook and says she would not mind to cook for the entire family. Since 2014 she works as a cleaning lady in a family and is still looking for two days.

References: Yes, one

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

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

available from 1.5.17

Name: .) Lilian Mugada - cleaner or nanny for babies, certificate for  

                                                caring for the elderly, can cook, first aid course,

                                                baby stimulation and development course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R4200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Somerset West in Main Road

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Lilian's husband is a pastor of a church in the Helderberg. Both their children are teenagers and stay with them. Lilian cared for a sick family member until the family member passed away. To increase her chances to find work she attended an elderly care course as well as an Au pair and child care and infant stimulation as well as first aid course. We have copies of her certificates and called the secretary of their church for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Still trying to make contact!

Our observation: Lilian says she is intersted in any kind of work, be it cleaning, cooking, a nanny position or caring for the elderly. She describes herself as easy going and hard working and in her free time she reads, cleans her own house and attends church where her husband is the pastor.

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Name: .) Dephen Makore - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: Will consider any offers!

Lives: in Kuilsriver

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Dephen came to South Africa in 2014. She worked as a stand in nanny for her husband's employer whose regular domestic took her annual leave. We called that woman for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: I really liked Dephne. I took time and explained things to her the way I want them done and she turned out to be a fast learner. Most things I only told her once.  It would have been nice for us to employ both her and her husband since her husband is our gardener but we feel our domestic has been with us for too many years to let her go. Dephen has potential.  If one has the time to tell her in the beginning how you want things done she will be a great addition to your family since she is well mannered and nice to have around.

Our observation: Dephen is a soft spoken person who is very clever. That we could see by the questions she asked.  She wants to please you and doesn’t want to make a mistake. She handles equipment carefully and follows instructions well.

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Name: .) Sisiwe Silongo - cleaning lady or nanny for school

                                         children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1966

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Sisiwe currently does office cleaning every Friday.  She started working for them in 2011 but would really like to work full time to get a higher income. I called the office owner for a testimonial.  Sometimes her employer even gets her in to clean his own flat as well.  Sisiwe lives together with her husband who works full time and her two children. Sisiwe prefers to look after children who are already in school.

What the reference said:  Sisiwe has been with us since 2011.  She is very reliable, cleans our offices every Friday. She is presentable, punctual and honest. We are flexible in our day so if she should find domestic work we could take her any day. Alternatively if she should find full time work and have a better income we will understand. 

Our observation:  Sisiwe is a soft spoken person.  Her free time she spends with her family and she likes to sing.  She communicates well, came with a smile and left with one.

gives too much shit

Name: .) Eddie Mbane- gardening, painting

Nationality: South African

Born:  1963

Which days available?

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

Daily wage? R200

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Other skills: Painting

His story: For the last 4 years Eddie has been gardening for the same family one day a week.  We called them for a reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Eddie has been with us for about 4 years now.  He does all basic gardening like mowing, weeding and even painted for us already.  He also varnished wood and washes our cars.  We are very satisfied with his work and he never lets us down.

Our observation: Eddie says he likes children and likes to work where he can use his own initiative.  He is shy and his Afrikaans is better than his English and he completed all our gardening tasks to our full satisfaction.

Available in July

Name: 71.) Zoleka Silimela cleaner and nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3400 sleep out

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Zoleka worked 1day/week in Fishhoek for the same family from 2010-2013. Then the family moved away and ever since Zoleka is looking for work.  I called the family for a testimonial.  Zoleka was responsible for cleaning the house and sometimes did look after two children who were 5 and 7 years old when the parents went out. In 2014 One Stop Domestic found work for Zoleka. She worked there 1,5years but the employers moved away again and now Zoleka is looking for a new challenge in the Cape Town region.

References: Yes, one

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

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

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Name: .) Lisa Hlekani - cleaning lady or nanny

                                         for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R2400 stay in, R2900 char

Lives: in Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: In 2010 she worked for a cleaning company in Somerset and from 2010 to 2012 fulltime for one family which I called for a testimonial. The family moved and now Lisa is looking for domestic work again, she says she is prepared to work 7 days a week and likes to cook.  She has one child who was born in 2009 and lives with her mother in the Eastern Cape. Lisa, who is a Chrsitian, helped us when our own nanny could not come, that time we had four children between the ages of 2 and 12 years and she got along well with all of them and was very responsible.  She just knew how to handle each of them.  She loves cooking.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Lisa is a Christian who worked for us for two years and we would describe her as very reliable and a good communicator. She was great with our child. When we moved we could no longer employ her and wish her the very best for her future.  Lisa is a hard worker and very polite.  She rather asks than making a mistake but is afraid of big dogs.

Our observation: Lisa was very quiet and polite.  She is an introvert, cleans well and was dressed neatly. She is naturally good with children, pretty and presentable.

only needs work from jan 2017

Name: 30.) Shillar Njowera - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3500 char

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, 8 months old

Her story: Shillar worked in Joburg for a family with an 8 month old baby for a year. The family moved and Shillar came to the Western Cape. Her own children stay in Zimbabwe so Shillar can also be a sleep in domestic. We called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Shillar worked for us for 2 years full time. She was at home alone with our 8 month old baby and took good care of the child. She also ironed and cleaned when baby slept. She has hardly ever been sick. Then she moved to the Western Cape and that is the only reason she is no longer working for us. I can truly recommen her as we struggled to find a replacement that our child accepted.

Our observation: Shillar likes to go to church and to meet with friends. She is very shy and and introvert who says she will cook for her new family if they can teach her how they want their cooking done.

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

                                                home based care and child minding certificate

                                                which she both lost in a fire

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R3600

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

Our observationIn her free time, Gloria watches soccer and rugby and plays with her own children. She likes to stay at home on weekends and is really keen to find a permanent job, even if it's babysitting on weekends.

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NameLorraine Ziki - cleaner or nanny for babies

                                        from the age of 6 months

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born in: 1980

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage:  R150

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, 3 months and 2 years

Her story:  Lorraine worked for 2 years in Botswana before she her husband came to South Africa in 2009.  There she had a stay in job where she cleaned the house and looked after a baby who was 3 months old when she started working there.  Then she worked for a family in the Strand for 1 year where she cleaned and looked after a 2 year old child.  In 2010 she gave birth to her daughter who now lives in Zimbabwe.  For the last three years she works for the same lady on Mondays and we have found work for her for all other days except for Thursday.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Lorraine has been working for us for almost three years now. She is extremely trustworthy and reliable.  She is willing and always in a good mood. Sometimes she does not immediately understand what I want from her but I show her once and she will not forget.  In the 3 years she works for me she has been sick for only 3 days.

Our observation: Lorraine is a friendly, extrovert woman who traveled a lot together with her husband before they had their daughter.  In Botswana their income was too little that made them decide to go to South Africa.  She has a work permit that only needs to be renewed in 2015 and says she likes to be taught how to cook for the family.

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Name: .) Olwetu Sitole - cleaner, loves to cook and bake

                                        passionate about children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R2900

Lives: in 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: Olwetu has worked for a coffee shop in Somerset mall for 6 months as a stand in for a lady on maternity leave.  A customer asked her to clean her house two days a week and she cleaned there until the lady moved away.  Olwetu is very serious about finding work.  Her child was born in the beginning of 2014 and her sister will look after the child if Olwetu finds work. Olwetu loves to cook and bake and worked at the coffee shop in the kitchen baking muffins….

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Olwetu was working for both me and my mother each two days a week.  She was cleaning and ironing, not looking after children although I think she would be very good with them.  She was never sick in about 1, 5 years and decided out of her own to leave when she was pregnant.

Our observation: We have already found work for Olwetu’s cousin Sima and Sima’s employer is crazy about her.  Olwetu is a hard worker, polite and a family person.  She says she doesn’t like to part but rather stay at home and spend time with her family.

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Name:   Fikiswa Mafunda - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

                                                            likes cooking, home managemet

                                                and baby + toddler development

                                                and stimulation certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: in or out

Monthly salary: R2500 sleep in, R3000 char

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Fikiswa has cleaned a guesthouse and then worked at the till of a big supermarket.  She then did a home management and baby and toddler stimulation and development course to higher her chances for domestic work. She can also be a sleep in domestic. One Stop Domestic found work for her for a year until middle of 2015 but after the year the family decided to employ an Afrikaans speaking lady. I also called that family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Fikiswa is proud to have work.  She is very observant, clever and communicates well.  She is a fast learner, too.  I can recommend her to anyone. Fikiswa worked for us for just over a year. We have two school boys and my husband and I work. I taught Fikiswa to cook for us and she was very caring, never took anything and worked hard. She has lots of good qualities but can't speak Afrikaans and we decided we really would like to employ a lady who can speak our language.

Our observation: Fikiswa is a happy person who describes herself as not being choosy.  She likes to smile and says she likes to cook and can follow a recipe.  Out of her own she played with my toddler and also cleaned well.  She also says she doesn’t go home before her work is done.

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Name: .) Samantha Jikelo - cleaner or nanny for babies

                                              from the age of 6 months, home

                                              management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage: R150

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 9  months and 4 years

Her story: Samantha worked for 6 months in Shoprite at the till and then found herself domestic work in Somerset.  There she worked for one year, cleaned the house and looked after a 9 months old child.  She also looked after the 4 year old after the child came home from school.  I have called that employer for a testimonial.  Then Samantha gave birth to her own two children in 2008 and 2009 and the family got another domestic since Samantha had a cesarean section and trouble with wound healing. In 2013 she joined a cleaning company and cleaned for them three days a week but because of underpayment. Both her children stay with her and her husband.  Samantha has a home management certificate of which I have a copy of. We already found work for her 3 days a week with a family where she does both cleaning and child minding.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Samantha worked for us for just more than a year.  She ran the house while looking after our 9 months old child.  When the 4 year old sibling came home after playschool she looked after both of them.  We really liked her, she used her own initiative to clean.  Samantha absolutely loves children and I would recommend her to anyone who needs a babysitter. 

Our observation: Samantha is a very confident person who works independently, sees what can be done next.  She immediately made contact with my little boy and I could see she has a passion for children.  She came with a smile and left with one and got along very well with the other women who were here together with her. So she is a true recommendation from my site if you need someone to look after your small child.

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Name: 3.) Taurai Sokisi - Hotel experience, housekeeping, bar,

                                       reception

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: 1991

Which days available?

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

 Daily wage? R150

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Other skills: Hotel and catering management certificate

His story: Taurai has never worked in a garden before.  He came to South Africa in 2013.  In Zimbabwe he has done a hotel and catering management course (I have a copy of the certificate) and afterwards worked for two years in the same hotel.  When he heard that the wages in South Africa are better he came here only to find out that it is very difficult for him to find work on his own.  During the two years in the hotel he had to do housekeeping, worked in the restaurant, at the bar and reception. We showed him all the gardening tools of which he knew most anyway and he turned out to be a fast learner.  I called that hotel in Zimbabwe for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Taurai has worked for us for 2 years and worked in all our departments.  Housekeeping, Restaurant, Bar and reception.  We never had problems with him.  He is a hard and honest worker and a fast learner.

Our observation: Taurai contacts me about once a week to hear if I have not found anything for him yet.  He really wants to work, either in the hotel or catering business or as a gardener.

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Name: .) Collie Hlekani cleaner or nanny for babies, irons well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: Will consider any offers!

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Kraaifontein

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCollie worked for a family for 3 years where she cleaned, ironed and looked after two children aged 8months and 2 years old. In the meantime she found work and is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCollie worked for us for 3 years until we could no longer afford her. She looked after our two children who were 8 month and 2 years old when she started to work for us. Collie was alone at home with them while my husband and I were at work. She is an honest lady who also ironed my husband's shirts well.

Our observationCollie goes to church on weekends and her only child lives in the Eastern Cape. She is willing to cook for her new family if someone teaches her how to and likes to meet with friends on weekends.

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Name: .) Julia Jayi - cleaner or caring for the elderly

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

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

Not full time but any two days a week (read below)

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage: R150

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? No

Her story: Julia currently works night shifts at an old age home.  They pay her well.   In 2008 she started to work for them and I called them for a testimonial.  She is currently looking for domestic work as a cleaning lady two days a week for extra incomeAny two days will work for her since she can organize her shifts with the old age home.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Julia has been working for us for years now.  She is very reliable and good with the elderly people.  She takes her duties very seriously and smiles a lot.  For us she works shifts and as long as her new job doesn’t interfere with her working times with us she is more than welcome to go for some extra money.

Our observation: Julia is passionate in what she is doing and in her free times reads books.  She also loves to read stories to children.  She was dressed neatly and is presentable.  Is someone teaches her how to she is willing to cook for her new family.

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Name: .) Elvis Kamala - panel beating, supermarket 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

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

Daily wage? R150

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Other skills: Panel beating, Supermarket filling shelves

His story: Elvis worked in Zimbabwe for someone in the garden but doesn’t have the phone number anymore.  Before that he did 2 years Panel beating and worked for 6 months filling supermarket shelves.  He came to South Africa in the beginning of 2014.

References: No

Our observation: Elvis was quiet, very polite and thanked us for the opportunity we gave him.  One could see he has done gardening before and was good with the mower.  He was pleasant to have around and asked questions rather than making a mistake.

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Name: .) Siziwe Mhlanga - cleaning lady, likes children            

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: Will consider any offers!

Lives: in 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: Siziwe worked for a company which cleaned offices in Cape Town. After her contract there expired she did a basic computer course.  I have a copy of her certificate.  Siziwe says she loves to laugh, is passionate about children and is keen on cooking for her new family if someone teaches her how to.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Siziwe is capable of anything.  She does that little bit extra for you all the time and is incredibly honest.  She was always on time and has never been sick.

Our observation: Siziwe’s a patient and calm person and an introvert. She has her own email address. Her free time she spends with her family, goes to church and cleans her own house.  She immediately played with my toddler and I would certainly recommend her for child minding as well.

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Name: 38.) Patricia Thifela cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia worked for a Hotel in Cape Town as a cleaning lady. She then worked for a family for just over a year until she moved to Strand. Now she is looking again for a new challenge.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia worked for us for just a bit longer than a year until she and her family had to move to Strand and it would have been too far to come to Cape Town. During her time with us she never complained about anything and I often gave her extra work besides the daily things. She had a good attitude towards her work and I can recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Patricia likes to communicated and learn new things. Weekends she spends with her husband and child and Sundays they go to church. She says she likes new challenges and won't disappoint her new employers.

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Name Florence Mantashe - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1966

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R3000 or R150/day

Lives: in Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Florence is a Christian who worked for 4 years for a cleaning company which specialized in office cleaning.  She was retrenched but works every Saturday for the same family since 2007.  I called them for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic found her two more days.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Florence is very loyal and trustworthy.  She has always been punctual.  And also never been absent from work.  Her work ethic is great. She works independently and doesn’t need constant monitoring.  She has a positive outlook on life which reflects in her work

Our observation: Florence says she loves children.  Sundays she likes to go to church and her own two children are both grown ups.  I could see she is good with children. She says she doesn’t like cooking.

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NameThembeka Bolchwana - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: in or out

Monthly salary: R2400 stay in, R2800 or R140/day char

Lives: in Grabouw

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Thembeka packed fruits on a farm in Grabouw for one year until her contract expired.  Now she is looking for domestic work since she will have better working hours (on the farm it was from 7:30 to 18:00).  Her own child was born in 2006 and lives with her mother in the Eastern Cape so Thembeka won't be absent from working because of a sick child.  In the beginning you will need to take some time to teach her how you want things done but once that is done she will be a great addition to your family.

References: No

Our observation: Thembeka likes children and is naturally good with them. She also says she loves cleaning and could become a night nanny or even sleep in.  She will manage to cook for the children. Thembeka was dressed neatly, is presentable, soft spoken and very patient and a fast learner.

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Name: .) Alicia Sigidi - cleaning lady, loves children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in 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: Alicia is the wife of one of my top gardeners below (Malvern). He is a great gardener and I found for him 3 days already.  None of my clients are willing to let him go since he is always on time and always there. Alicia has worked at Country Fair chicken before, cutting chicken and also worked at a restaurant as well as a stand in cleaning lady. I called that family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Alicia has only been working for me every now and then when my own maid was sick.  She is our gardener’s wife and was just as punctual and honest as he is.  She was well dressed and very polite. Her cleaning and ironing was up to standard. If our own cleaning lady will ever have to leave us we would immediately employ Alicia.

Our observation: Alicia says she has a passion for children and although she has not worked with other people’s children before she made contact with my toddler immediately.  She laughs a lot and is very friendly, wants to please you, came with a smile and left with one.

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Name: .) Nosi Nahimana – cleaner or nanny for babies           

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or 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, 3 months old

Her storyNosi worked for a family as a stand in domestic for one year. The family's regular domestic took a long maternity leave. The family also had a 3 and a 5 year old child and Nosi was a sleep in domestic. Now Nosi is looking for a new challange again and we called that family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Nosi worked for us for almost exactly a year. Our baby was about 3 months old when she started with us and was alone at home with her while our other two children were in crech in the mornings. She stayed in with us and was very nice to have around. The children liked her and she was great with them. Then our regular nanny came back from her long leave. That is the only reason why Nosi no longer works for us.

 Our observationNosi is shy at first and describes herself as quiet and friendly. She is polite and likes cleaning as much as playing with children. In her free time she reads and Sundays goes to church. Her children are already teenagers.

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Name: .) Esther Gama - cleaning lady    

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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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.

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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