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: 80.) 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: 81.) Lizzy Simudze - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, cooked for kids,

                                              Au Pair course with 1st aid, learner's license

Nationality: Zimbabwean

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 license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2 years and 7 years

Her storyIn Zimbabwe Lizzy worked in a Hotel as a cleaning lady for 3 years. She moved to South Africa and worked for a divorced man with two children. They were 2 and 7 years old when she started to work for him. While the oldest one was in school she stayed at home with the 2 year old, cooked basic meals for the children and took care of the household. The man then decided to employ a stay in nanny. One Stop Dometic found full time work for Lizzy for 2 years until they decided their children are bigger now and they would like to use cleaning services twice a week instead. We placed her again full time in a family with 2 small children. They have now reduced her days due to the children being older and she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidWhen I think of Lizzy two words come into my mind: "honest and wonderful".  She cleaned, ironed and stayed at home with our 2 year old boy while the older sibling was in school already. Lizzy couldn't sleep in and that is the only reason why she is no longer working for us. Our 2 year old boy was difficult at times and she managed him very well. Her housekeeping was also up to standard and I can recommend her to anyone.

Our observationLizzy is clever and her English is very good. She describes herself as a social person who is passionate about children of all ages.

Name: 82.) Beauty Mayozi - cleaner or nanny for newborns, home

                                               management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200 for cleaning and R220 for child minding

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Beauty is one of the first ladies who registered with us. We placed her several times extremely sucessfully. She really makes us proud. Beauty worked for 2 years for a family with a 4 month and a 5 year old child. We almost always placed her with families as a cleaner and child minder but she wouldn't mind at all to only clean.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidWe employed Beauty through One Stop Domestic and she started to work for us when I was far pregnant. Our baby daughter was born soon afterwards. What can I say? Beauty was like a second mother to her. She cleaned the house and looked after her until we moved to Durban which is the only reason she doesn't work for us any more. One day when we move back to the Western Cape I definitely will contact her again.

Beauty worked for us for exactly a year. My husband had a year contract and from the start we knew we would move back North. My two sons were 8 months and 3 years old when she started to work for us and the older one was in creche. The little one was between her and me as I am a photographer and off and on there in the mornings. The kids absolutely loved her and anyone can contact me about her. She also managed to clean my house mostly when the little one was with me or had a nap.

We employed Beauty to look after our little daughter because both me and my husband work. She is difficult with people she doesn't know but liked Beauty instantly. Beauty's daughter had an accident and Beauty had to care for her full time and we unfortunately had to fill her position.

Our observation: Beauty is an extrovert who says she loves children. She loves life and describes herself as kind and humble.

Name: 83.) Vee Bauti - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, wants to

                                      work in Stellenbosch, likes children and animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyVee worked for a year for a family with two children. She then went back to Zimbabwe and got married and now her sister is working for that family. Vee's husband came with her and is working full time. We placed Vee in Stellenbosch with a family for 4 days/week and now she is still looking for the above day(s) in Stellenbosch.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 84.) Cynthia Mudzengerere-cleaner or nanny for toddlers, can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R220

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCynthia worked as a sleep in for a family in Somerset for 2 years. And when she gave birth to her own child she resigned. She is currently working part time for a family who will soon have their second child. We called them for a testimonial. Cynthia likes that family very much and would prefer if we can fill her week instead of finding her full time work. In the meantime we places Cynthia and she is now only looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCynthia has been working for us for almost a year. I am expecting our second child. But even when baby will be born we won't need her more days. Cynthia is a thorough cleaner who is very clued up. She does extra things and sees work. When my 3 year old comes from creche he likes to play with her and she is very patient with him.

Our observationCynthia is a Christian who cleans who enjoys to play with children. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 85.) Elinah Tshetu cleaner or nanny for babies, 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

Daily wage: R220

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: 86.) 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. 

One Stop Domestic placed her full time with a family where she works a few years now. They are also very happy with her work. The family reduced her days this year and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

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: 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.) Nodia Kwiti - cleaning lady, likes to cook & bake

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 licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNodia worked for a Dutch family for 3 years until they moved back to Holland. Sometimes she looked after their youngest child but she mainly cleaned and took care of the laundry. We contacted them via email for a testimonial. Nodia hasn't cooked for other people but loves cooking and is willing to be taught. One Stop Domestic found a stand in position for her for a domestic on leave and we also contacted that employer for a testimonial.She then worked for a family for just over a year until she had a baby and they had to fill her position. She is now again looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNodia worked for us for 3 years as a housekeeper until we moved back to Holland. She uses her own initiative and is nice to have around. Our children liked her from the start and she sometimes played with our youngest child who was at that stage 2 years old. She would follow my instructions regarding the child 100% and was very responsible with the children but still fun. They got along well and the way she treated our children was also nice to me.  She is a very good lady, kind and reliable and I can recommend her to anyone.

Nodia was a stand in domestic for 3 weeks for our lady on leave. After an initial introduction she went on herself and I was satisfied with her work.

Nodia worked for us for just over a year. We do have a 10 year old son who is in after care but when he was sick I left him with her. My husband works from home and we were happy with Nodia's willingness to always learn new things and get things done. She did need some guidance in the beginning. She is super reliable and nothing went missing ever and whenever she had to come in a bit later she would let me know. She took a while off to be a mom and we unfortunately had to fill her position.

Our observationNodia likes to communicate and learn new things. In her free time she bakes and meets friends. She likes children and on weekends cleans her own house and does her own ironing.

Name  90.) Rumbi Maguri cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

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 years old

Her storyRumbi worked 2 days/week for a family with 5 children. Mornings she cleaned and afternoons cleaned and played with some of the children. They could no longer afford a cleaning woman and we called the family for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed her an now she is still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

What the reference said: Rumbi got along so well with my 5 children. She is mature, punctual and most of the time earlier at our house than what she needs to be. She is flexible and prepared to help out on other days as well or work overtime. Rumbi is never demanding and will fit in anywhere.

Our observationRumbi’s English is good. She is rather quiet and cleaned to our full satisfaction at the practical exercise. She was also good with my toddler, neat and very thankful for being able to register with us.

Name: 91.) Maggie Mdluli - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1963

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans first language, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMaggie currently works for two families. For the one she has been working for 19 years and for the other one for 6 years. We called both families for a testimonial. There has never been any child minding involved so we would suggest her as a cleaning lady. One Stop Domestic found more days for her and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

ReferencesYes, two

What the reference saidMaggie is more a friend to me than a maid.  She cleans your house thoroughly and is super reliable. She is punctual and virtually never sick. She is still “old school” and cleans on her knees and nobody can clean a house like Maggie does. She sees herself what needs to be done next. When we go on holiday we give her the keys of the house and the alarm code to look after the animals, we fully trust her with everything.

Our observationMaggie really gives the rooms a thorough clean, under the beds and carpets, works independently and works with a smile on her face.

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.

Name: 94.) Evelyn Hlatini cleaner or nanny for toddlers, has driver's

                                             licence, own car and Au Pair course, wants to

                                             work with children also and not only clean, had

                                             keys to employer's house

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wge: R250 (comes with own car)

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand in a flat

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licenceYes and own car

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 2 years Evelyn worked for a family in Erinvale 3 days a week until they could no longer afford her. She says she loves children and likes a clean house. We have a copy of her Ecucare Au Pair course which she paid for herself and called the family for a testimonial. Then we placed her in a family who also gave her a testimonial after her time with them was over. She is now looking for a new challenge again. We placed her in the meantime and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidEvelyn has been working for us for almost 4 years. She comes highly recommended by us. Absolutely trustworthy, punctual and honest. She was almost never sick in 4 years. Evelyn is so clever and we almost found her over qualified for cleaning only. She also doesn't live in a township but is prepared to pay a bit more and live in a flat in the Strand where it is saver. She is great with children. We could only see her with visiting children every now and then of which the youngest one was about 3 years old. She is very patient with them and we often left her alone with the children. Unsupervised. She uses own initiative and often helped me in my office work, laminated for me. Because we have a second cleaning lady who works for us much longer we could no longer afford the two and had to make the decision to let her go. We can really recommend her to anyone. She has gone for a nanny course and has children of her own so I would certainly recommend her to a family with children as well.

We got Evelyn from One Stop Domestic and she was working for us for just over a year. Her duties were to clean our house in the mornings and play with our child in the afternoons. She works unsupervised and had the keys to our house. Because she has her own car she is not depending on public traffic. Our child was 3 years old when Evelyn started to work for us. Now our child goes daily to after care and there is not enough work for Evelyn any more. She loves to work with children and would now not see our child who got very attached to her any more at all. We now took a cleaning lady two days a week and with for Evelyn to find a family with children again soon as she is an excellent child minder....

Our observationEvelyn is one of the few ladies with not only a driver's licence but also her own car. So she doesn't depend on public transport. She is very friendly, smiles a lot and is passionate about children.

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.) 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: 97.) Constance Chimhashu - cleaner or nanny for school kids,

                                                           can cook, early childhood develop-

                                                           ment 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: 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.

Name: 107.) Miriam Langbooi cleaning lady, clean only, no child minding,

                                                    irons well                                                            Nationality: South African

Born: in 1967

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the 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".  She 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: 108.) 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 storyPatricia 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 saidPatricia 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 observationPatricia 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: 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.) 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: 111.) 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.

One Stop Domestic placed her and she again got a good reference.

In the meantime we placed her once more. She has been working there for several years. 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: 112.) 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: 113.) Rosie Magaqa cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

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: 114.) Letti Manyara - cleaning lady, good with animals, 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: 115.) Tryphine Sunguro - cleaner or nanny for school children, early

                                                   childhood development and stimulation

                                                   course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Parow

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 storyFor 1 month, Tryphine worked as a stand in domestic for a family in Somerset West. The mother of the family is a medical doctor so she worked in the family's house 3 days/week and at the practice for 2 days. The family had 6 year old twin boys. Although her main responsibility was cleaning, she also played with the boys sometimes. She found work in the meantime and now is still looking for the work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidTryphine and our regular domestic are very good friends so when our domestic goes on leave Tryphine stood in for her. We've known her for a long time and our boys like her very much. She mainly had to clean and take care of the laundry but is also very good with kids.

Our observationTryphine's only child lives in Zimbabwe so she can also be a stand in domestic. On weekends she cleans her own house or goes to church. She likes to learn new things.