The below listed housekeepers and nannies all only need work certain days of the week which are marked green.

They are not available for full-time employment.

Usually they look at a salary which starts at R220/day including transport.

Most employers provide a small breakfast and sandwich type of lunch.

You are welcome to offer a certain domestic a customized plan accordig to your needs. As they don't work for One Stop Domestic it is up to them to accept or decline your offer. 

Name: 200.) Lindi Katandika 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLindi was a stand in domestic for 1 month in a family with 3 children. We contacted them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLindi worked for us for exactly a month as a stand in domestic for our regular domestic. Our 3 children were 3, 7 and 9 years old when she worked for us. She's got a lovely personality. She is always punctual and very warm hearted. Besides cleaning she played with my 3 boys and took the youngest two to the park several times. I fully trusted her with them.

Our observationLindi likes to cook and to work with people. Weekends she is often at home or goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 201.) Patricia Chikwanda

Cleaning lady and nanny for toddlers who wants to work in the Cape Town area

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Athlone

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia is a Christian who was a cashier in Zimbabwe. In South Africa she has worked for a family for 5 months until they could no longer afford her. We called them for a testimonial. In the meantime we have placed her sucessfully as a cleaning lady in Cape Town and she has been with them for more than a year. We also found her work for Saturdays and the employers are moving now so she is again available that day. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia worked for us for about 5 months. She cleaned and took care of the laundry. She is a very hard worker who was always punctual and never sick. If we would not be in financial trouble she would still be working for us. She is physically strong and not demanding and her English is very good. She was lovely with our children and they adored her.

Our observationPatricia cleaned very well at our course. She is soft spoken, easy going and thinks for herself.

Name: 202.) Emily Chikwama 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can follow a recipe and has guest house cleaning experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon,Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker:  No

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

Her storyEmily is a Christian who has guest house cleaning experience. She currently works every Thursday and Saturday as a cleaning lady. Her husband and own children live with her. We phoned both her references for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the references saidEmily is always polite and punctual. If you ask her to come in additional days she always tries to help you out. She cleans and irons well. With us she doesn't do child minding. She has been with us on a Thursday now for 4 years but should she find full time work we'll understand. She is absolutely honest and I can truly recommend her. Emily worked for both me and and my daughter 1day/week. We had to let her go because of financial reasons. She looked after my daughter's children aged 3 and 5 and Emily's family, her husband and brothers helped me and my husband to build our house. They are awesome people, all of them. Emily is all you need in a cleaning lady, she is kind with the children and always puts them first. I can truly recommend her and we were very sad that we had to let her go.

Our observationEmily is friendly and polite. It was easy for her to describe herself and she is desperate to find work. Even a few days a week. Weekends she spends with her family, goes to church and reads.

Name: 203.) Vee Bauti

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who likes children and animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

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, 2 years old

Her storyVee worked for a year for a family with two children. She then went back to Zimbabwe and got married and now her sister is working for that familyVee's husband came with her and is working full time. We placed Vee in Stellenbosch with a family for 3 days/week and now she is still looking for the above day(s) in Stellenbosch. In the meantime she has been with them for several years and they are very happy with her and offer that anyone can 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidVee worked for us for just over a year. She is a very clean and tidy person herself and had to keep our house clean, take care of the laundry and afternoons played with our 2 and 4 year old children. They liked her very much and she made them breads and also sometimes bathed them. We think she will make a great addition to any family.

Our observationVee was cleaning one of our rooms where we had forgotten R4000 next to the bed. It was all still there! She likes to spend time with her friends on weekends and to go to church. She describes herself as rather quiet and always friendly. She also likes both children and animals.

Name: 204.) Patricia Nyalugwe 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who likes animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years Patricia worked for a family with one child. Her duties were cleaning, taking care of all laundry and in the afternoons play with the family's toddler.  

Then One Stop Domestic placed her into a family for 1,5 years full time until Patricia gave birth to her child and decided to be a mom for a while. The family had to fill her position and she is now again looking for a new challenge.

We placed her once again and now she nees to fill her week (see green days above).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Patricia has been working for us for 3 years. Our only child was a toddler when she started. She was lovely with him. He was in crèche half days and she helped to look after him in the afternoons. We were also very happy with her cleaning and ironing.  We started to use cleaning services when our child went to big school and I can highly recommend her.

Patricia was with us for about a year and a half until she had her baby and decided to spend a longer time with her after birth so we had to get another cleaning lady. She is very hardworking, friendly and trustworthy. Always willing to go that extra mile for you. Very efficient with her ironing, too. She loves kids and will also be a great nanny. We are sad that she left.

Our observationPatricia describes herself as honest and always trying her very best. She says she is always in a good mood and likes to please her employers.

Name: 205). Jestone Theu

Housekeeper who can do gardening, has a driver's license and driving experience and who likes animals (has a cat himself)

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: No

His storyFor 9 yeras, Jestone was working for a family in Tanzania as both a housekeeper and gardener. Before that he worked as a driver for a company and that company gave him a reference letter. We also got a hold of his employer in Tanzania who gave him a stunning reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidWe are a family from Norway and Jestone worked for us when wen lived in Tanzania, for 9 years. He was both our gardener and houseboy and what can I say? We were extremely happy with him. He is honest, hard working, and an over all pleasure to have around. He has my absolute warmest recommendations and I think he will fit in anywhere.

Jestone worked for us as a driver for 5 years. During that time with us he was seldomly sick and very reliable. I can recommend him for any type of working relationship.

Our observationJestone describes himself as hard working and wants to please his employer. He is willing to go the extra mile and values his work. His wife and children are in Malawi.

Name: 206.) Lindi Nguberamba

Cleaner or nanny for babies 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Lindi has been working for a family in Stellenbosch for several years. They have 3 children and we contacted them. 

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Lindi has been our cleaning lady and nanny for a few years now and we are very happy with her. She is capable and well organized, even cooks light meals for us and is amlost never sick. Our children love her. She is also absolutely trustworthy.

Our observation: Lindi says she is always in a good mood and loves children. On weekends she plays netball with children and goes to church.

Name: 207.) Angel Mhlanga  

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with guesthouse experience who irons well

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Ndebele, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyIn Zimbabwe Angel was a sleep in domestic for a family with 2 children aged 2 and 7 years. She cleaned and played with the children until the family could no longer afford her. In South Africa she worked full time for a guesthouse which had no work for her in low season. We contacted both for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic placed her into a family in Somerset West where she has been working a long time now Monday to Friday. For extra income she would like to also work on Saturdays.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidAngel is very hard working, punctual and very friendly. If you leave her alone she cleans a big two bedroom guest flat in two hours. She is always busy. Angel is a careful worker who doesn’t break your things.

While Angel was living with us I was a stay at home mom but she helped me every day a bit with our 2 and 7 year old children when she was finished cleaning. We never had any problems with her. She can do anything for you and would still be with us if we could afford her.

Our observation: Angel has a very friendly nature and made immediate contact with my toddler. She is hard working and irons well.

 

Name: 208.) Letti Manyara 

Cleaning lady who is good with animals and can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

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 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: 209.) Wiston Kondowe 

Cleaner who helped build cupboards, can also do gardening and has guesthouse experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

His storyWiston worked as a gardener in Kuilsriver for 8 months and we contacted the employer for a testimonial. 

We placed him as a stand in cleaner with a guesthouse and also contacted the guesthouse for a testimonial.

In the meantime he found work and is still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidWiston worked for about 8 months when I needed him, I'm now retired. He is honest, pleasant and respectful. He was my gardener but also helped me build cupboards.

I own a guesthouse in Strand and my main cleaner is a man from Malawi who was placed with us by One Stop Domestic. When work got too much in summer we asked the agency for a second helper. Wiston has now worked for me about 30 days in total and I can only say the best about him. He has always been friendly, most punctual and hard working. I use him both for the guesthouse and the garden and he is experienced in both. He is also honest and healthy.

Our observation: Winston likes gardening and cleaning and on weekends meets with friends.

Name: 210.) Juliet Somdaka 

Cleaning lady with a cooking and home management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, four

What the reference said: Juliet has been working for me for the last 3 years every Saturday. She is a great girl and I can really recommend her. She does everything I tell her and I am happy with her standard of cleaning.

Juliet cleaned our offices as well as our private home for about 4 months full time as a stand in domestic. We were happy with her and can recommend her to anyone

Juliet is always on time and makes the effort to come early. She is able to learn the way of cleaning you prefer. She cleans fast and we have a very big house and I can definitely recommend her.

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

Our observation: Juliet is a Christian who goes to church every Sunday. Her free time she spends with her children and she loves to cook and read.

Name: 211.) Sharon Dovorogwa 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who has already cooked family dinner

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

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, 3 years old

Her storySharon is a Christian who worked in the Strand for 3 years until the family could no longer afford her. For them she was doing both house cleaning and child minding a 3 and a 7 year old child. We called them for a testimonial. Sharon is also very confident about cooking and has cooked dinner for the whole family before.

She found work in the meantime and is now still available on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidSharon has been working for us for about 3 years 3 days a week. She is always on time and has never been sick. She cleans thoroughly. She doesn't have to do child minding with us as my children are big. When my father passed away I don't know what I would have done without her. Her next employer will be very lucky.

Our observationSharon is passionate about children. In her free time she reads and listens to music. She says she is patient with chilren, likes to laugh and on weekends meets with friends. 

Name: 212.) Babra Muzeza 

Cleaning lady 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Babra worked at a guesthouse in Stellenbosch for 4 years, where she cleaned. The guesthouse was unfortunately sold and she lost her job.

References: Yes, one 

What the reference said: Babra is a good cleaner and irons very well. She worked for us for 4 years, was always punctual and we had no problems with her. When the guesthouse changed owners, they brought their own cleaners and the old staff had to leave.

Our observation: Babra is good at cleaning and making beds. She is hardworking and passionate about her job. On weekends, she goes out, rests or listens to music. 

Name: 213.) Nene Kala 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with a home management certificate and cooking course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

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, 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).

ReferencesYes, 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.

Name: 214.) Porcia Chihota 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a certificate in Home based care

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin 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: Portia is a Christian and has twice worked for families with children. Each time until the family moved away. But of the one she still had the telephone number for a testimonial.  For the first family Porcia worked for 5 years and the second one for 3 years. The one family had a 3 and a 5 year old child and the second family had a 6 months old grandchild that came to visit regularly and Porcia took care of the baby unsupervised for a few hours a week. When Porcia started to work for them the baby was 6 month old and I called the grandmother who employed Porcia for a testimonial. Porcia likes to cook and says she is passionate about children. In the meantime she found work and is now still looking for employment on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: My family is from Portugal. I have never seen a harder worker than Porcia. When she started to work for me I had 5 ladies employed but could immediately let 2 of them go because she seriously works for two. She sometimes worked for us on Saturdays and even Sundays when we needed her. She would then see out of her own that the weekend would be stressful for me and often suggest to stay. She has a very friendly nature and is not demanding at all. She will fit in anywhere and was lovely and responsible with my grandchild. She took the baby for walks, read stories, played every week a few times. She is a natural with children and a good cleaner. We moved within South Africa but too far to take her with us and it took me forever to replace her.

Our observation: Porcia cleans very well. In her free time she reads. She describes herself as a happy person who is polite and friendly and always smiling. She is a definite extrovert and likes to work with people.

Name: 215.) Faith Mapfumo 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

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, 1 year old

Her storyFaith worked for a family for 3 months in 2016 until the family moved away. She cleaned and ironed. In the afternoon, the children were at home and played with her. They were 1 and 2 years old. Then, she was a stand-in domestic for 3 weeks when a German couple's domestic had to go to Zimbabwe. We followed up on both references. In the meantime Faith found work and is now still free on the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidFaith worked for us for 3 months until we moved too far away. She cleaned and ironed for us and, in the afternoon our two children were at home and when she was finished with her cleaning tasks she played with them. They both liked her lots. She cleaned very nicely and I can recommend her for both working with children and cleaning.

Faith worked for us for 3 weeks as a stand-in domestic. Nothing ever went missing. If our permanent domestic would not have come back, we would have offered Faith a permanent position because she never stops trying and always wants to please you.

Our observationFaith likes children and on weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 216.) Lucia Bunhu 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who likes to cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 4 years, Lucia worked as a nanny and housekeeper, but later just did housekeeping, because the baby grew up and went to school. After that, she worked for a lady for 3 months but one day decided to leave because she was over-worked (had to work 7 days a week).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLucia worked for us for 4 years until our baby was bigger. She helped me with our baby daughter from when she was 6 months old during the day and at night (in the beginning). Lucia was alone with the baby many times. She is great with both cleaning and children and has a wonderful attitude. I can strongly recommend her to any household

Our observationLucia is good with cleaning and child-minding and is a hardworking, funny and friendly woman. On Sundays, she goes to church. She also enjoys knitting and going to the beach.

Name: 217.) Constance Chimhashu

Cleaner or nanny for school kids who can cook and holds an early childhood development and stimulation certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyConstance worked for a family 3 days/week for 3 years until they moved. She cleaned and ironed but also sometimes played with the two children aged 6 and 12 years old. The family gave Constance a reference letter and we called them. Constance currently works for a family for 2 days a week but says if we can't fill her week she is happy to work full time for one family. We do have a copy of her certificate.

In the meantime we have found full time work for her and she is now still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidConstance worked for us for 3 years 3 days/week until we moved to Durban. She is absolutely amazing and we loved her to bits. Her main duties were to keep the house clean and do the ironing. Sometimes I needed her in the afternoon to play with my children who liked her as well. She is an amazing type of person and would still be working for us if we would not have moved too far away. She was able to declutter my children's mess in no time and made our home comfortable for us. She can cook and knows how to work with delicate fabrics when she does your washing. She was capable to do shopping lists and is extremely honest with everything.

Our observationConstance is shy at first. In her free time she plays with her own two children, likes to cook, liesten to music and play volleyball. She likes to work in her garden and goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 218.) Margaret Kembo 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with an infant and child CPR certificate who can do basic cooking 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years Margaret worked as a sleep-in lady in Johannesburg for a family with children. She then moved down to the Cape Town area and for 2 years worked full time as a cleaning lady for a family we called for a testimonial. We have a copies of her certificates.

We placed her almost full time and now she is still looking for the days marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Margaret was working for me for two years. I had a hair salon which I ran from home. She would clean the house and salon and the only reason why our working relationship ended is because I moved. She is nice to have around and cleans thoroughly and always smiles. She often played with my client's children while I cut the mother's hair and she was really good with them. She was the best cleaning lady and nanny I ever had. She started to work for us when baby was 4 months old and was with us for a year. I had a breakdown during her time with us and Margaret was very encouraging and understanding. We became friends and still have contact today and I doubt I will find someone like her ever again since my child got so attached to her as well....

Our observationMargaret is a Christian who is an extrovert and had no problems describing herself. In her free time she likes to cook, read or spend time with friends. Sundays she goes to church and says if she does something wrong she wants to be told so immediately in order to do it better next time.

Name: 219.) Noli Mvane

Cleaner or nanny for babies who has twins herself and likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Noli worked for the same company for 7 years. She then worked at a creche in Stellenbosch and after that for a family privately. They gave her a nice testinonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Noli was with us for about a year, until my mother moved in with us to help with the household and our baby and we no longer needed her. She looked after and was alone with my baby from the age of 3 months. I went to work and Noli did house chores when the baby was asleep. We were extremely happy with her.

Our observation: Noli says she loves playing with children . She likes people, enjoys working and on weekends, she goes to church.

Name: 220.) Prim Kunaka 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can do basic cooking and likes animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin 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 for a long time. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has found work for her and now she is still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPrim works very well. She has been with us for years. 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. On weekends she plays with her children and cleans her own house. Prim describes herself as calm and easy going.

Name: 221.) Zivai Mlambo 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun,

Stay in/outout

Livesin 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. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has placed her for certain days and is still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

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: 222.) Linda Demadema 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Linda cleaned as a stand in domestic for a family for 6 months, 2 days a week until the family moved away. She currently works for a lady who calls her, when she needs her, which is about twice a month. Linda is looking for a full time position in order to better her income.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Linda was introduced to us by our regular domestic. She helped us out for a few months until we moved. She is pleasant to have around and is willing and hard-working. 

Linda cleans and irons for us whenever we need her and has been with us for a whole year now. She also sometimes works for my parents. She is a lovely person to work with. She is very hard-working and accomodating. Me and my husband work from home and she respects that well. She is kind-hearted and thorough in her work. She doesn't have a bad attitude at all.

Our observation: Linda enjoys cooking and on weekends, goes shopping and meets up with her friends. And Sundays goes to church.

Name: 223.) Rosie Magaqa 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyRosie is a Christian who currently works 3 days of the week for the same family in Somerset. We called them for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic has filled Rosie's week and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidRosie has been working for us since 2014. She cleans both our house and office. But we know her already longer than that and she is a honest lady that is not lazy at all. We showed her in the beginning how we want things done and from then she carried on. She is very reliable and a nice addition to the family.

Our observationRosie is a Christian who goes to church every weekend and if her new family teaches her how to is keen on cooking for them. She likes to do laundry and weekends she spends with her grown up children.

Name: 224.) Enita Chimaimba

Cleaning lady who likes children and animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

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. One Stop Domestic placed Enita full time for 8 months in Cape Town but the far travel wasn't practical. The family gave her a nice reference.

References: Yes, two

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.

We got Enita from One Stop Domestic. She worked for us full time for 8 months. She was punctual, hard working and trustworthy. She cleans and irons well and sometimes played with our children who liked her very much. She is a quiet lady who is proud of her work and would be a great addition to a family in the Helderberg area as travelling to kuilsriver turned out to be too far.

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

Name: 225.) Sima Masumpa 

Cleaning lady who likes to cook and bake and learned how to make dresses

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, Zulu

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Her story: Sima worked for a week as a stand in lady. In 2014 One Stop Domestic found work for her with a family in Somerset West. Sima is still working for that lady and her son's house and they are very happy with her. So we added her as a reference. Now she is still looking for work the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Sima worked for us for a week when our own nanny couldn't come. Every morning she was there up to half an hour earlier than what she had to be.  She is a natural with children and my toddler adored her. The older children liked her as well because she took trouble with them. Sima is intelligent, uses her head and is a hard worker. She is friendly, clean, very energetic and asks questions rather than making a mistake. I would really recommend her to anyone.

I thought my previous cleaning lady was special until I met Sima. One Stop Domestic placed her with us. Sima is so self disciplined, always comes a bit early, uses her head and doesn't go before her work is done. We really like her a lot and now she is also working for my son.

Our observation: Sima was very good with my little toddler. When we served the women lunch she was the one who helped out of her own to serve the food and looked for what other work could be done next. 

Name: 226.) Winnie Chidavanyika

Cleaning lady or nanny for children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Winnie worked for two families, for the first 5 and the second one 3 years. She forgot to ask them for references and is now working for the same family for 3 months and they strongly recommend her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Winnie has been working for us now every week for three months. We don't have enough work for her for 5 days. She is extremely reliable and always works with a smile and big amount of gratitude. She gets along well with our dog, which is not always the case with all ladies. She is self motivated and does our cleaning equipment shopping list for us. She will definitely look well after your home.

Our observation: Winnie is a loving person with a big heart. She is passionate about Christ and helping others. Winnie enjoys making a home perfect for its owner. She does not mind being corrected and describes herself as a social and happy person. On weekends, she goes to church and on outreaches in the community.

Name: 227.) Rose Nyambipo 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with an Au Pair course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

In the meantime Rose has found full time work and is only looking for employment on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 228.) Mary Ann Jones

Cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: 1961

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outin or out

Lives: in Kuilsriver

Language(s): Enlgish, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMary Ann worked for the same employer twice a week for 6 years until they moved. During those 6 years Mary Ann did a nanny course that included child CPR and first aid. She assisted the woman's daughter with her baby from when the baby was 5 months old until the baby was 8 moths old. Mary Ann's current employer contacted us to find work for her again and gave us a good reference for her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMary Ann has been with us for 6 yeears now two days a week. She helped my daughter in between with her baby for 3 days a week (for 3 months,then my daughter moved). Mary Ann is a quiet lady who gets on with the work. She did all general house tasks with us including polishing the floors and cleaning upholstery, defrosting the freezer and giving the oven a thorough clean. She is very responsible, caring and trustworthy and the few times that she could not make it to work, she always let us know.

Our observationMary Ann uses her own initiative when cleaning. She is a mature cleaner who likes a clean house On weekends she goes to church and plays with her grandchild. 

Name: 229.) Vimby Dzinomarira 

Cleaner or nanny for babies

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? 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: 230.) Thembi Zvomoyo 

Cleaning lady or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 2 years Thembi worked full time for a family. When the husband passed away and the children moved overseas the lady asked her to only come clean one day a week. The employer is very flexible as to which day of the week Thembi cleans there but the lady would understand if Thembi finds full time work. We called that lady for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic has placed Thembi in the meantime and the employers are very happy with her work.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidThembi started to work for us full time. Then first my husband passed away and my child moved to Australia. So now I am alone in the house and only require her to come in once a week. I am totally flexible as to which day of the week. Thembi is clean, works well and is honest. She often gets my keys when I am not there by the time she is finished. I can highly recommend her and you can ask her anything, she will do it for you. I had a hip operation and now many things I can't do myself any more. She has only been absent twice in two years and was also great with my 6 year old granddaughter.

One Stop Domestic placed Thembi with us. We have a big house and a 10 year old child and are very very happy with her. She is so neat, clean and friendly and my house is always clean, what more can I say?

Our observationThembi says she likes a clean house and especially likes to  iron. She is well mannered, calm and was very thankful to be able to attend our course. On weekends she goes to church or visits her friends and relatives.

Name: 231.) Mercy Sishuba  

Cleaning lady with a first aid certificate whose own kids are grown up already

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenobosch

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMercy was recommended to us by her sister who is also registered with us and a super star. Since Mercy was a young adult, she spent a total of 21 years working at a Parmalat cheese factoy. She first did packing, but later got promoted to be the main packing superviser. She lost her job when the factory relocated and we called them for a testimonial. Mercy says if her new family teaches her how to cook she is willing to cook for them.

She then was a stand in domestic for 3 months and got a great testimonial.

We have placed her in the meantime and now she is looking for employment on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one 

What the reference saidMercy was a packing superviser for us for 21 years. She is very hardworking and won't leave a task until it is finished. Our company relocated and unfortunately it was too far away for her. She is very energetic and also helped to clean the factory, because it was often inspected for hygenic purposes. She is an excellent team worker and can delegate work as well as decide what work gets priority.

Mercy worked for us for almost 3 months. Our house is very big. Mercy is an excellent cleaning lady. She worked very hard and is a quiet lady. As a cleaning lady she ticked all main boxed from being honest, punctual and neat to very hard working. She was a stand in domestic and is great.

Our observationMercy is a kind person. She does not talk too much unless she has a very close relationship with someone. She describes herself as friendly and says that she takes a situation as it comes. On weekends, she goes to church and also loves going out to visit her friends or her sister.

Name: 232.) Fundiswa Thembani 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns

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, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFundiswa worked for almost 3 years at a guesthouse and also has cleaning company experience. When the guesthouse's low season arrived she found herself sleep in work in in Johannesburg where she cleaned, ironed and looked after the baby alone from 4 months of age. After 3 years the grandmother came to stay with the family and she was no longer needed. That family gave her a nice testimonial. In the meantime we placed her and now she still needs work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidFundiswa worked for us for 3 years as a sleep in lady. She was involved with our baby from when the baby was born but from when baby was 4 months old I went back to work and she cared for the baby alone and was very responsible. My mother then came to stay with us and we unfortunately no longer needed her. It would have been too expensive for us to keep her, having my mother around. 

Fundiswa worked at our guesthouse in Port Elisabeth for 2,5 years. Here she had to do a bit of everything, prepare and serve breakfast, clean the rooms and check in guests. We were very happy with her and would have employed her further if she would not have decided to stop working for us herself.

Our observationFundiswa loves children, cooking and is good at cleaning bathrooms. She describes herself as talkative, smiles a lot and likes helping. Her hobbies include reading and watching TV. She likes looking after her own house. She also goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 233.) Miriam Langbooi 

Cleaning lady who prefers to only clean and not look after children and who irons well                    

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1967

Daily rate: R280

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMiriam is currently working for 3 different employers which we all called for a testimonial. For the one lady she has been cleaning for 17 years, for the others 9 and 7 years. Miriam says she is too old for child minding and would prefer a cleaning position. Miram informed us that her current going daily rate is R280 which is definitely above average. That's why we thought of mentioning it here.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said:  Miriam has been working for us for 17 years now.  I don't know what we would do without her.  She knows the house inside out and uses her own initiative to decide what needs to be done when  

Miriam has been with us for 9 years. She is very honest and always on time, gets all her work done and is not "old for her age". 

Miriam irons very well and is clean and neat.She can speak Afrikaans, English and Xhosa and is well spoken and intelligent. I can recommend her to anyone.

My observation  Miriam says she likes to spend her free time with her family. She likes to iron and says she is now just too old to look after young children but if the children are already in school she can look after them.  

Name: 234.) Emmy Mgaviri

Cleaning lady who has cooked for a baby before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Gugulethu

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: Emmy worked 3 families for up to 18 months. We contacted all of them for references. She looked after one family's 18 months old boy.

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference said

Emmy worked for us for 2 months until my mother-in-law moved in with us and we no longer needed Emmy. She cleans well and was also great with our baby who was 6 months old at the time. She also cooked for baby.

Emmy worked for us and was very punctual and hard working and I can strongly recommend her.

Emmy cleaned for us for 18 months. Our children were already grown up. She was an excellent cleaner, who used her own initiative and we unfortunately had to let her go because of finances.

Our observation: Emmy likes cleaning, ironing and looking after children. She likes any kind of domestic work and is social and hardworking. She describes herself as honest, reliable and eager to learn. On weekends, she likes to bake, go out with friends and go to church. She also enjoys playing with her kids and spending time with the rest of her family.