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 R200/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: 80.) Julia Magywalisa - cleaner or nanny for babies                            

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Julia worked as a domestic for two years for a family who moved away. They gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Julia worked for me for two years as a domestic.  When our grandchild came to visit from when the child was 3 months old, she looked the whole day after the child and we paid her a little extra.  She turned out to be very good with children.  Julia is a reliable worker who finishes her chores without any supervision.  She is trustworthy and hardworking and I am very sad I moved away and had to let her go.  I believe she will treat her new employer with the same ethics and work standards.

Our observation: Julia is calm and patient and eager to learn new things.  She works independently and follows instructions well.

Name: 81.) Masleen Zuze - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, Au Pair and

                                               infant + Child CPR course, irons well, 

                                               cooked for children, qualified nurse,

                                               experience in caring for the elderly, only wants

                                               to work in the Cape Town area

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R250 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Sea Point

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Masleen is a Christian who worked for a family full time for two years. The family had 3 children aged 10, 4 and 2. Masleen looked after the little one and helped in the house with cleaning and laundry. Then the family no longer needed a full time domestic and now they still call her every now and then to clean their house. She has an Au Pair and CPR course and her two children are both grown up and living in Zimbabwe. She has one grandchild and was the first lady ever to bring a pen and paper to our course to make notes. One Stop Domestic found work for her looking after a 3 months old baby. Unfortunately the family had to move but gave her a very nice reference. Masleen currently works as a nurse but is off every Thursday and looking for Thursday work in the Cape Town area.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidMasleen has been working for us for two years full time. She helped to look after our smallest one a lot but also played with the other two. She cleaned and took care of our laundry. For the children she prepared basic meals. Her ironing is very good. Then the children grew up and we now only call her to clean our house when we need her which is about once in two weeks. Masleen is always puctual and is a very happy person with a great attitude. She is absolutely honest and her English is fantastic. I can recommend her to anyone.

We got Masleen from One Stop Domestic. She was with us for about 6 months and cleaning our small flat as well as looking after my 3 year old baby boy 3 days/week. We were very fond of her. She was both committed and responsible as well as hard working. We had to move and that's the only reason she no longer works for us. I was often at home when she cared for the little one but at times out of the house as well. She was wonderful with him and followed all my instructions well. I can certainly recommend her for both cleaning and child minding.

My observationMasleen has experience with both children and elderly. Her own children are grown up. On weekends she plays the guitar at her church and describes herself as a friendly person who is passionate about children.

Name: 82.) Rosie Magaqa - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

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

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

Daily wage: R180

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Rosie 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 said: Rosie 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 observation: Rosie 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: 83.) Zoleka Silimela cleaner and nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R3800 sleep out

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyZoleka worked in Fishhoek for the same family for 3 years. Then the family moved away. We called them for a testimonial. Zoleka was cleaned and sometimes did look after two children who were 5 and 7 years old when the parents went out. 

References: Yes, one

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: 84.) Nontu Yenani - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

LivesEersterivier

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNontu is a Christian who has sucessfully been placed by One Stop Domestic until the employers could no longer afford herIf someone has the time to teach her she's is willing to cook for her new family. She was a stand in dometic twice a week for a nanny on her annual leave. There she cleaned, took care of the laundry and played with a 3 year old child. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNontu is very friendly, well spoken, intelligent and I am very happy with her standard of cleaning. She gets along with all my cats and dogs and there are quite a few of them.

Nontu worked for us in December 2015/January 2016 when our domestic was on a 5 week leave. She came every Monday and Friday, cleaned the house, operated the washing machine herself, ironed and played with our 3 year old in the afternoons. He loved her very much and she took trouble with him. We will certainly take her again should she be available as a stand in domesic.

Our observationNontu is calm and friendly. Her English is very good. She describes herself as passionate about children and says she likes a clean house. Her free time she spends reading or with her only child who was born in 2003.

Name: 85.) Patricia Gama – cleaner or nanny for babies, likes ironing          

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Patricia is a Christian who worked for 4 years as a char for a family with two children. They were 7 and 2 years old when she started to work for them.  Then they moved to Australia and Patricia doesn’t have a reference from then.  She says if someone teaches her how to cook she is willing to cook for her new family. For the last 3 years she works for the same family every Tuesday but since one day is too little income she is looking for full time work.  That employer gave her a very nice testimonial. In the meantime we placed her during the week and now she is still looking for Saturday work.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Patricia has been working for me once a week for 3 years now. She is totally reliable and honest and every time locks up our house properly before she leaves.  She is intelligent, hard working and uses her initiative. Everyone in the family likes her, also our cat.  If she can’t come she let’s me know and always adds that little extra touch to my house.  In the 3 years she has also helped out my friends and neighbors and they were equally happy with her. I can recommend her to anyone.

Patricia was given to us by One Stop Domestic. She was our nanny for our daughter from when she was only 3 months old. She also cleaned the house sometimes and I must say she irons very well. We no longer need Patricia's service and hope One Stop Domestic will be able to find her a cleaning and nanny position soon.

Our observation: Patricia cleans thoroughly and uses her own initiative. Her favorite tasks are ironing and child minding. She immediately made contact with my toddler and started to play with him.  She is naturally good with children and has three children of her own who were born between 2000 and 2011.

Name: 86.) Juliet Somdaka- cleaning lady, 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: 87.) Angel Mhlanga - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, guesthouse

                                               experience, 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: 88.) Farai Pandasvika - cleaning lady, experience in caring for the

                                                   elderly and for disabled adults, only looking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Farai currently workes 1 day/week for a family in Somerset West, looking after a disabled person as well as an elderly person. She feeds and bathes them, cleanes the flat and irons. We called the family for a testimonial. She has found full time sleep in work in the meantime and is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidFarai has been with us for 3 months now. She is looking after an elderly as well as a disabled adult. They are 66 and 82 years old. She is so patient and loving with them. Her duties are bathing and feeding them, clean the flat and iron. She will do anything for you and is very willing. She is also never sick and always punctual.

Our observationFarai's children are in Zimbabwe and she likes to read and to learn new things.

Name: 89.) Sharna Chitatu - cleaner or nanny for school kids, cooked for

                                               children before, irons well

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Sharna worked for a guesthouse and then for a family 3 days/week. She cleaned and took care of the laundry. When she started to work there the children were 7 and 13 years old and she prepared basic meals for them. The father worked from home and had an eye on her cleaning and when we called him for a testimonial he was full of praise for Sharna. We also called the guesthouse for a testimonial. Sharna found work in the meantime and is now still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidSharna worked for us for about 3 years. She was a good worker, very reliable and was not often absent from work. My children, liked her a lot. She played with them nicely.

Sharna worked for us in high season for 4 months 3 days/week. She cleaned and ironed. She communicates well and her ironing is very up to standard.

Our observation: Sharna's English is very good. Weekends she cleans her own house and spends quality time with her child. She likes a routine and a clean house.

Name: 90.) Pamela Manjingolo - cleaning lady, office cleaning experience,

                                                       likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: When Pamela was still in school she cleaned a lady’s house when her mother was sick and couldn’t clean. They moved away and she worked for a year as a stand in domestic. One Stop Domestic found stand in work for her and now she is looking for work on the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Pamela cleaned both our home and offices for a year. At home she ironed as well but there was no child care involved. She is very reliable and punctual, friendly and committed. If my regular domestic who was sick for a whole year could not have come back I would have employed Pamela who I think will be a great addition for any family. Pamela came to us to help out because my nanny broke her fingers. She was also very nice with my children.

We got Pamela from One Stop Domestic as a stand in domestic. I really like her and wanted to offer her a permanent position but she unfortunately had already found permanent work. She was all I needed in a domestic. Friendly, punctual and had a good attitude. She was nice to have around and I can certainly recommend her.

Our observation: Pamela says she likes to communicate.  She describes herself as hard working and also speaks a bit Afrikaans.

Name: 91.) Genevieve Celestie - cleaning lady or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Daily wage: R200

Livesin Macassar

Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyGenevieve worked for a family for 18 months. When she started to work for them their baby was 2 months old and she was in daytime alone with the baby at home. Both parents worked. When the boy went to a full time creche, they no longer needed Genevieve. She then worked for a family for 3 months until they could no longer afford her. Their baby was a newborn when Genevieve started to work there and she took care of the baby many mornings when the mother went to the gym or shops.

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 92.) Mamsie Nelani - cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, can't swop days with current employer

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 11 years

Her story: Mamsie worked for a cleaning company and then 1 day/week for the same family. We called them for a testimonial.  In the meantime we have placed her sucessfully so she is only looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Mamsie is a lovely person to have in your house.  She cleans thoroughly and sees herself what can be done next.  The other day I forgot to tell her to clean the windows and she did it out of her own.  She follows instructions well and is rather quiet and only asks the questions when necessary.

Our observation: We experienced Mamsie as a quiet and friendly lady.  She was thankful for the opportunity to come to us and cleaned to our full satisfaction. She follows instructions well and is a very pleasant person to have around.

Name: 93.) Nene Kala - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, home

                                       management certificate, cooking course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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.

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Name: 94.) Colleen Jantyisi cleaner or nanny for newborns, worked for 

                                                 the same family for 7 years, baby and toddler

                                                 development and stimulation course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1963

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? Yes, three newborns

Her storyColleen worked for a family for 7 years until they moved to Sweden. They gave us a stunning testimonial via email. She brought up their 3 boys for them from newborn and was alone with them at home from when they were 4 months old as both parents worked while also cleaning the house. In the meantime we placed her and she is now still looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidColleen worked for us for 7 years. She helped me with each of my 3 boys from when they were newborns and was alone at home with them from 4 months of age until they went to creche. She also kept the house clean and did the laundry. She is super reliable with a gentle nature. She is not only an effective housekeeper but the best nanny one can ask for. She potty trained all 3 boys and often worked over hours. She worked at a creche for 13 years before coming to us and is so experienced with kids with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to children. She gave our sick children medicine, managed their fevers and often gave me advise as how to handle a sick child. She was almost never sick in the 7 years. We are now living in Sweden and understandably she couldn't join us. My children keep on talking about her and we miss her dearly. I can highly recommend her and the family who will employ her will not regret it.

Our observationColleen's English is very good. She describes herself as being good with children and hard working. On weekends she plays with her grandson and takes him for an outing.

Name: 95.) 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: 96.) Memory Dziwa - cleaner or nanny for older kids, super nanny

                                               certificate, child care course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

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

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

Memory found work again and now she is looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

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

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

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

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Name: 97.) Mimi Bleriwe - cleaner or nanny for school kids, can cook and

                                            bake

Nationality: South African

Born in : 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyIn the Eastern Cape Mimi worked for 2 years at the confectionary of SPAR's catering service. When she and her husband, who is working full time, moved to Cape Town she cleaned for a company until the contract ended. We called the cleaning company for a testimonial. In 2015 One Stop Domestic placed her in a family in Somerset with two school children. We also called them for a testimonial. We placed her again into a family in Somerset who reduced her days. They like her a lot and now Mimi is again looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Mimi worked for us for 2 years. She is a hard working girl who likes to work with people and is very honest. She has a passion to cook and bake and always smiles. She moved to the Western Cape and that's the only reason why she's no longer working for us.

We got Mimi from One Stop Domestic. She was with us for just over a year and she was a thorough cleaner. My two primary school children liked her as well, she always had a nice word for them.

Our observation: Mimi is very kind and smiles a lot and is good with children. She says she can bake cakes and rusks and spends her free time with her friends and children. 

Name: 98.) Margaret Chakanyuka - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 1,5 years old but doesn't have reference from the family because they moved overseas

Her storyMargaret worked for a family for a year until Margaret fell pregnant and they filled her position. With that family there was no child minding involved although she already looked after a 1,5 year old child with another family. She was alone at home with the toddler but since the family moved overseas she doesn't have a reference for that. I called the family in Stellenbosch where she worked for a year for a testimonial. She found work now for 1 day a week and is still looking for the days above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Margaret worked for us for a bit more than a year. She took care of the household and was very reliable and hard working. When she fell pregnant we decided to employ someone else because we couldn't wait for her to come back after 6 months or so. That was the only reason why we let her go, otherwise she would still be working for us. She is very honest and dedicated.

Our observation: Margaret loves children and on the weekends goes to church. She was very thankful and we could see that she is naturally good with children.

Name: 99.) Privillage Matutu cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona, Ndebele

Driver’s license: No      

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPrivillage worked as a stand in domestic and we called that employer for a testimonial. In the meantime we have placed her. She worked full time for a creche in Somerset until the creche closed down. At the creche she helped with the 2 to 5 year old children in the mornings and afternoons she cleaned. One Stop Domestic has placed her and she is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Privillage helped me out when my cleaning lady was on leave and I must say she is a lot better than the regular one I have.  She is clever, friendly, a fast learner, cleans thoroughly and I would recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Privillage is a quiet lady who likes children and animals. She was very thankful to be able to register with us and is neat and presentable.

Name: 100.) Hilda Machaya - cleaner or nanny for babies, cooked for the

                                                whole family, infant and child CPR

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker:  No

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

Her story: Hilda is a Christian who worked as a sleep in domestic for a family with 2 children until their oldest child went to crèche full time.  The baby was still very small and with the mother all day.  Hilda would clean, take care of the laundry and be responsible for the 3 year old from 13h. She would also cook family dinner every day following a recipe the employer gave her. She attended a CPR course for children and infants in Cape Town and we have a copy of her certificate.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said:  Hilda has worked for us for about 8 months until we decided our oldest child will go to crèche. She took care of the 3 year old from 13h until bed time. She would give the child food and read stories, play while I took care of our newborn. I made Hilda a daily and weekly list and she got in a good routine of cleaning our big house. With me being at home and the oldest child full time in crèche there was just no sleep in nanny required any more.  I can recommend her to anyone with children as she is naturally good with them.

Our observation: Hilda says she loves children and listening to them. In her free time she sells second hand clothes in her township which she buys at auctions.

Name: 101.) Andiswa Sifolo cleaner or nanny for school children, prefers 

                                                 to work until 15h

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200 from 8h to 15h

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? Yes, 6 years old

Her story: Andiswa was a cleaning lady for a guesthouse for a year. For the next 3 years she worked for a family in both their restaurant and private home. In the restaurant she was cleaning as well as making pizzas and fish. The family moved away and we called them for a testimonial. Andiswa also has cleaning company experience and is now looking for a new challenge again. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidWe were absolutely crazy about Andiswa.  The only reason why she stopped working for us was because we moved. We even tried to convince her to come with us but it was not possible. She is a very very hard worker and a fast learner. She is always neat and tidy and a physically strong worker too. She never missed one day of work in all the years and worked for our private house as well. After she had done all the ironing and cleaning she went to work in the garden to keep herself busy!! She is very good with children and does stimulational things with them like reading and writing and does not only play with them. She is as honest as can and will be a great addition to each family.

Our observationAndiswa is a thorough and fast worker.  After she had finished the cleaning tasks we had given her she started to help the other women so she is a hard worker and wants to keep herself busy. She describes herself as a hard, quiet worker who likes good communication and who likes kids.

Name: 102.) Agnes Nxiba - cleaning lady, good with animals                           

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAgnes worked for a family in Kuilsriver for 1,5 years until they could no longer afford her. In the meantime she found work and is now looking for employment on the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidAgnes worked for us for about 18 months. We were happy with her work and sad to let her go because of financial reasons. She is proud of her work and takes pride in cleaning it well. She cleans it with a lot of love and attention. We have 3 cats and she is good with them too. Anyone will be lucky to have her as a cleaner.

Our observationAgnes is a mature cleaner who goes that extra mile to get your house very clean. She cleaned the room we gave her above average compared to most ladies and addes some personal touches by arranging the curtains in a certain way and just making everything look nice. The room was sparkling too.

Name: 103.) Jane Kazangarare Junior - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, unfortunately won't be able to exchange days

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 3 and 5 years

Her storyWe already found work for both Jane's two sisters and the employers are very happy with them. Jane has worked as a stand in domestic for a nanny on maternity leave for 5 months until the beginning of 2015. The family had two children aged 3 and 5 who were in creche in the mornings while Jane cleaned the house and took care of the laundry. In the afternoons she cared for the two children alone. We called the family for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic found work for and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Jane worked for us for 4 months full time as a stand in lady for my nanny who was on maternity leave. She is really sweet. She works really hard and cared for the two children alone und unsupervised every afternoon. She took them to the park and played with them in a responsible but fun way. My children really liked her. She is absolutely trustworthy and also did babysitting for us in the evenings.

Our observation: Jane is a Chrsitian and knows how to work quietly in the background yet cleans very well and has a lot of energy. She is keen on being taught how to cook.

Name:104.) Peace Chirara - cleaning lady or nanny for school kids, can cook

                                              Restaurant experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

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 storyPeace currently works for a family two days a week and we called them for a testimonial. They are not flexible in their days and can't exchange days should you need her on the days she is with them. She has been working there for a year now and they gave her a good reference (see below).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPeace has been working for us now just more than a year. We are very happy with her, nothing goes missing ever and she has never been sick either. She is also good with our animals and very punctual. She often plays with my 2 grandchildren aged 6 and 8 years old, in the afternoons and they like her a lot. 

Our observationPeace describes herself as an honest and open person who likes to communicate. On weekends she plays with her own children, reads and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 105.) Valerie Koopman - cleaning lady, irons well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Gordon's Bay

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyValerie worked for a family for 4 years as a cleaning lady. She then fell pregnant with her last child and decided to resign in order to spend more time with her child. The family had to fill her position and we called them for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed Valerie and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidValerie worked for us for 4 years. She is hard working and irons very fast. She was always punctual and we never had any problems with her. I can really recommend her as a cleaning lady.

One Stop Domestic placed Valerie with us and although we were very suspicious in the beginning as she can not read or write we are so impressed with her that we can recommend her to anyone. She works for us 3days/week and we communicate via whatsapp voice messages or call each other. I will never trade her for a lazy lady who can read and write!

Our observationValerie goes to church on Sundays and describes herself as a calm person who likes to spend time with her family on weekends.

Name: 106.) Quincy Nontembeko - cleaning lady or nanny for school kids              

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R250

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: Learner’s license

Smoker: No

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

Her storyQuincy has been working for her current employer 3 days/week for almost 10 years. Her other employer moved away and approached us about finding work for her. Quincy is a Christian who likes children and is an experienced cleaner. Unfortunately her employer can't exchange days.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Quincy is a very good and hard worker. She is excellent with our pets and visiting childrenpunctual, honest and reliable in any way.

Quincy is aiming on working for people long term. We never had any problems with her because she takes her job very serious; she is also a fast learner.

Our observation: Quincy is polite and calm. Since she doesn’t have any children of her own she doesn’t have much experience with babies but is better with older children. She has been successfully cleaning and ironing for the same people almost a decade now.

Available from January 2019

Name: 107.) Patricia Komanizi cleaning lady or nanny for newborns, did

                                                     Early years childhood development course

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Patricia worked for the same family for 6 years. She accompanied the family everywhere to help with their two children. When Patricia started to work for them the first child was a newborn. Although the mother stayed at home Patricia was every day alone with the baby right from the beginning. The children grew very attached to her but when they went to creche there was no more work for Patricia who is looking for a new challenge again. Patricia has done an Early child development course of 5 half days. There she learned about hygiene, baby massage, to make toys out of waste and make play dough. The course focused on children between 3 months and 5 years of age. Patricia was placed by us and is now still looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia's best point is the childcare. She is so natural, careful and responsible with them. My child she helped with from when it was a newborn, some days several hours when I was out. She kept our house clean and took care of the laundry. Patricia was always friendly and patient with my children and very honest. She was punctual, not often sick and uses her own initiative. I would recommend her to anyone, especially to women with small children.

Our observationPatricia is experienced with newborn babies and is very friendly.  In her free time she goes to church or bakes. She describes herself as an easy person to get along with.

Name: 108.) Molly Chivasa - cleaner or nanny for newborns, infant and

                                             child development and stimulation course, 

                                             1st aid course, likes to cook

Born: in 1982

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, 2 months old

Her storyMolly worked for a creche for 7 years full time. Then they got a new management who didn't give them compulsory working contracts and lowered the staff's income which was already not little. In the meantime we have placed her and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMolly worked for us full time for 7 years. She left out of her own and we wish her the best. She is very reliable  and excellent with children of all ages. Our children are from 2 months to 15 years but her passion are the little ones. It was a big loss for us to see her go and should she change her mind we will take her back any time.

Our observationMolly is clever and thinks for herself. She is educated and her English is excellent. Weekends she spends with her family, cleans her own house and googles new recipes as she likes to cook.

Name: 109.) Vimby Dzinomarira - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Vimby is a Christian who worked for the same family for 5 years. We called them for a testimonial.  Due to a divorce they had to let her go because of financial reasons. Vimby was cleaning, doing the laundry and looked after their 6 months old baby. One Stop Domestic found work for Vimby for 6 months with a single mom who has two children, aged 3 years and 6 months old, and now Vimby is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Vimby was a real star and we were so glad to have her for 5 years.  She took care of my son until he went to playschool. We liked her a lot and she is a honest, disciplined worker who is fun to have around. A definitive extrovert. We had to let her go after such a long time because my husband and I got divorced and couldn't afford her any more.

Vimby worked for me for 6 months and was alone at home with my youngest girl. I am a single mom, working half day and Vimby was very sweet with her and reliable. Unfortunately when the little one turned one I had to make the decision to take her to creche and let Vimby go because of financial reasons only.

Our observation: Vimby is an extrovert and we had a lot of fun taking her pictures.  In her free time she likes to read and says she likes a clean house. She describes herself as respectful and honest

Name: 110.) Gladys Dzuda - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, cooked family

                                             dinner, loves animals, had keys to employer's

                                             house, office cleaing experience, cooking and

                                             baby and toddler stimulation certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R180 in Somerset West, R200 further away

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

Her storyGladys worked for a family full time. Their children were 2, 4 and 6 years old when she started to work for them and we contacted them for a reference. She also only ironed for a family 1 day/week and worked as an office cleaning lady.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidGladys was a good worker. She is a happy person who is reliable and very willing. She is punctual, trustworthy and thinking on her feet. She cleaned our house and helped with our small children who were in creche and school in the mornings. In the afternoons she played with them. Gladys didn't do any cooking for us. She is hard working and good with children. During the holidays, she always looked after the children full time because both me and my husband had to work.

Gladys ironed for us one day a week to help with our big amount of laundry. We never had any problems with her and can recommend her.

Gladys worked for our offices as a cleaning and coffee lady. She also went to us for the shops to buy some refreshments. She is very honest and has reasonable time keeping.

Our observationGladys likes children and also likes to cook. In the summer, she likes to swim and she has also office cleaning experience. She pointed out to us that she loves animals.

Name: 111.) Mercy Sishuba - cleaning lady, 1st aid certificate, her own kids

                                                are grown up

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.

One Stop Domestic placed her into a family in Stellenbosch for almost 3 months. The employer stated that she was one of the best cleaning ladies they ever had. They however after the 3 months decided that cleaning services will work out better for them. See their testimonial below.

We placed her again 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. But during those months we somehow realized that cleaning services, which we always used before would work out better for us and went back to that just to have more personal space. As a cleaning lady she ticked all main boxed from being honest, punctual and neat to very hard working.

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: 112.) Patricia Cube - cleaning lady and nanny  for school children,

                                              cleaning certificate, can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Patricia worked for a family for 10 years. They moved very far away so she had to stop working for them. At the moment, she works permanently for Unifrutti and a private household. She is still available for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Patricia worked for us for 10 years. She is very reliable and trustworthy and a hard worker. She was part of the family and is very patient. My son was 9 years old when she started to work for us and she was always kind to him and his friends. We moved too far away for Patricia to still be our cleaning lady. Would we not have moved, she'd still be working for us!

Patricia was employed by a cleaning company that closed down. During her time with the cleaning company she worked for us for 6 months, 2-3 x/week. She is a hard worker who always goes the extra mile. She quickly saw how I wanted things done and went on doing them that way. She irons well and has not been sick once. She cleans thoroughly, moves furniture around and cleans all corners. She is a quiet lady and her overall cleaning is excellent. She will be an asset for any employer.

Our observation: Patricia likes to work with children and likes to clean. On weekends, she goes to church, helps at her church, visits friends and plays with her children.

Name: 113.) Letwin Sibindi cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLetwin was recommended to us by a domestic that has worked for One Stop Domestic for a year and who is very reliable. That domestic lady took Letwin with to her current employer for 3 days when she needed extra help and we called her for a testimonial.

One Stop Domestic found work for her and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMy own domestic Geti who we got from One Stop Domestic brought Letwin to our house as an additonal cleaning lady for 3 days when we needed extra help. Letwin was on time each time, very friendly with us and was working at a good reasonable speed. If we ever need someone to come in for extra work she will be the one we call and we hope she will find permanent work soon because she deserves it. She was none demanding and a pleasure to have in our house.

Our observation: Letwin lives in Strand with her husband and 2 children. She likes to please her employer and describes herself as easy going and hard working.