The ladies below need work certain days only and are not available for full time employment. Most of them are looking at a salary of R220/day including transport. They then get a bread with coffee/tea for breakfast and a sandwich type of lunch from you. You can always make a work offer to a certain lady and see if she accepts it.

Name: 200.) 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: 201) Chrizelda Olifant

Cleaning lad who likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: Yes

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

Her story: Chrizelda worked at a retail company in Belville for 6 years as a cashier and packer and her other responsibilities were mopping, shelf wiping and toilet cleaning. The company was liquidised and all workers lost their jobs. We contacted them for a testimonial.

In the meantime she found work and is now available on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: I was Chrizelda's manager. She definitely sees what needs to be done and does it! She is a very hard working person and always gives 100%. She did shelf packing, kept everything neat, cleaned in between and also woked as a cashier. She was with us for 6 years until our company closed down and everyone was retrenched. Our new shop was opened in Worcester and Chrizelda was offered a position there, but it was too far for her, which is understandable.

Our observation: Chrizelda is happy with any kind of work, cleans well and loves children. On weekends, she cleans her own house, plays with her children and goes to church.

Name: 202.) 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: 203.) 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: 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.) Elinah Tshetsu 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with an early childhood development and stimulation and home management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1971

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Elina worked for two years full time in Heldervue. Then her mother fell ill and she had to quit her job and take care of her.  We called that family for a testimonial. Now Elinah is looking for long time domestic work again. Her only child was born in 2006 and stays with her and if someone takes the time to teach her how to cook she is keen to cook for her new family. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has placed her. She works in de Zalze for several years now but the family reduced her days and now she is looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Elinah worked for me for about 3 years.  She was very sweet and cleaned very well. Sometimes she looked after my one year old son when he was sick and I had to go to work and I must say she has a real passion for children. Elinah had to leave because her mother fell ill and she had to go look after her for a long time so we had to replace her.

Our observationElinah loves children and was one of the few ladies in this specific domestic course who played with my toddler out of her own.  She says she is a good communicator and in her free time she makes clothes with her own sewing machine.

Name: 206.) Lelanie Jakobs  

Cleaner or nanny for babies with guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidLelanie is a good worker.  I always made her a to do list for the day what had to be done and she worked it off. She was always punctual and hardly ever sick. My children were 1,5 and 3 years old and she was fabulous with them and I would say that looking after children is her strongest point.

Lelanie is friendly and honest. When she worked for us we had a baby of 6 months and she helped me with the baby while I was around, feeding him and playing with him as well as changing nappies etc. but she also looked after the baby when I quickly had to go places.

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

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.

Available from August 

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.) Cassim Makokola

Housekeeper or gardener who can do general house maintenance and paint

Nationality: Malawean

Born:  in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

His story: Cassim came to South Africa in 2006.  Back in Malawi he has been a housekeeper and barmen.  He first was a petrol attendant in Johannesburg and then did construction work. One Stop Domestic placed him in 2014 with a family in Somerset West as a gardener and handyman and they are very happy with him but now only need him 4 days/week.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Cassim has been working for us for 5 years now. He works quickly and neatly. After a very quick breakfast he gets on with the job and works completely unsupervised. If you need him for instance to do a special planting job then you must give him instructions. But once he has done a thing he can to it next time on his own. 

Cassim has done painting with us, window cleaning and general house maintenance.  He takes about a 30min lunch break and goes on again, using his own initiative, always being punctual.  If he can’t come he always lets us know and is hardly ever sick. We leave him in the morning with a list of things to do for the day and he always gets to everything. He is trustworthy, respectful, polite, hard working and efficient. 

Our observation: Cassim is very friendly and polite all-rounder. Our gardener trainer didn’t have to teach him much and he got along well with everybody attending the course.  He is a good team worker who can follow instructions well.

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.) Tendai Chauke 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who holds a CPR, Au Pair and early childhood development certificate

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, 2 years old

Her story: Tendai worked for 3 years in Cape Town for a family full time. She was on a regular basis alone with the children while the mother was working. Later, the children grew up and they no longer needed her. After that, she worked for a family located in Durbanville whenever they needed her. They had to let her go due to financial reasons.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Tendai worked for us for 3 years full time. I was proud of her because of good the work she delivered and the way she was with our children. Our children were 2 and 3 years old when she started with us and she became part of our family. She also cleaned and ironed, but mainly kept the children busy. Tendai also cooked for them and when they grew up and wet to grade R, we didn't need her service anymore.

Tendai worked for us for about 2 years. She cleaned and looked after our child, who was 5 years old at the time. She stopped working for us when our child went to school. Tendai had great communication with me about our child and in general. On top of that, she was also good with our 2 dogs.

Our observation: Tendai says she is trustworthy, reliable and copes well under pressure. She is quiet, humble and is a hard worker. On weekends, she goes to church and seldomly goes out.

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 course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

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 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 who we called for a testimonial. We have a copies of her certificates.

One Stop Domestic found her a full time position again and now she is looking for extra work on Saturdays in order to better her income.

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. Margaret worked for us until we moved. 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 and Margaret was very encouraging, 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. She is self confident and in her free time likes to cook or read. She likes to clean and 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.) Taurai Makoni

Cleaner or nanny for school children who worked for the same employer for 5 years

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

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 years old

Her story: Taurai worked in Johannesburg for 5 years full time. The family she was working for no longer had enough money to pay her and so Taurai moved to Strand to find work here. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Taurai was with us for 5 and a half years. We had to let her go because of financial reasons. She is very neat and clean. In the beginning, she worked for us full time. We then reduced her working days to 2 days a week. Nothing ever went missing and she was hardly ever sick. She cleaned especially well after I initially showed her how I wanted things done.

Our observation: Taurai says she likes to cook in her free time. On weekends, she watches TV, goes to church and reads.

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.) Yvonne Mushure

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

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, newborn

Her story: Yvonne worked for a family for 2 years until they relocated. She then worked for another family for 3 years, until the child of the family went to creche.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Yvonne worked for me for about 2 years. She cleaned, ironed and helped a lot with our baby, who was only 6 months old. After 2 years, our child went to creche and there was no more need for us to employ her further. I hope she will find a nice family soon.

Yvonne worked for us for 3 years as a cleaning lady and child minder. She also did evening babysitting for us. On top of that, she helped with our second child from newborn age onwards and cooked meals for us. We moved away and, if it wasn't for that, she would still be working for us. Yvonne is flexible and evenly tempered. She doesn't feel offended when you correct her.

Our observation: Yvonne loves children. She describes herself as trustworthy, punctual and flexible. On weekends, she is a Sunday School teacher, plays netball or sings. 

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.) Miriam Langbooi 

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1967

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. 

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.  She 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: 228.) Idah Macheya 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with creche experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun needs work every Saturday and EVERY SECOND TUESDAY

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, 1 year old

Her storyIdah is a Christian who worked for a creche for one year and also for a private family for a year until they could no longer afford her. We then placed her as a stand in domestic in a family for a month and found another position for her afterwards. So now she is still available on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said:  Idah has been working for me for a year. I have a daycare with children from 1 to 5 years of age and she helped me wherever I needed her. She didn't only clean but was also involved with the children. My creche is in Somerset West and I can say only the best about Idah. She was punctual, never sick, never full of stories or excuses.

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

We got Idah from One Stop Domestic for one month. She came 3 days a week. We lived then in Somerset West and relocated to Stellenbosch and we now approached One Stop Domestic for a full time lady from Stellenbosch but I must say Idah was so excellent that we considered paying her taxi fare from Strand should we not find a suitable replacement for her. She is very capable and thankful and humble and works on own initiative and I can strongly recommend her.

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

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.) 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: 232.) Nolu Libalele 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with guesthouse experience and likes to cook and likes children and animals

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1975

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, 4 months old

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

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

ReferencesYes, four

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 233.) 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: 234.) Sibo Mpofu 

cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

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? No

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 235). 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.

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Name: 236.) 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.