Name:200.) Gertrude Katerere - cleaning lady and nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500 sleep in, R4000 sleep out

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Philipi, but can also move to Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyGertrude worked for almost 3 years for a family in Cape Town whose boy was 2 years old boy when she started to work for them. After 3 years they still didn't give her a raise. That was the reason why she left and is now looking for a new challenge again. We called that family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidGertrude worked for us for almost 3 years. Our boy was 2 years old when she started with us. In the beginning he was alone at home with her but soon went to creche for half a day. Although Gertrude didn't have to cook for us, she helped me prepare food. She is a very good worker and my boy was extremely fond of her. She helped to bath and dress him and played with him in the afternoons.

Our observationGertrude is a fast learner who describes herself as humble and caring. She likes to laugh and communicate. Her only child stays in Johannesburg, therefore she can also be a sleep in domestic.

Name: 201.) Rubbie Mutize - cleaning lady, child care certificate, home

                                              nursing course, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R4000 cleaning, R4500 home based care

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyRubbie worked as a stand in nanny for a family for 6 months and now is looking for a new challenge again. For another family Rubbie has done child minding for a very small baby but they moved away and she doesn't have a reference from them. Her husband is working full time and their two school children live with them. She has a child care as well as a home based care certificate of which we have a copy. We called the first family for a testimonial. Rubbi currently works in a job she found herself but is prepared to give it up for full time employent. End of 2017 Rubbie finished her studies as a nurse for home based cared and they also gave her a reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidRubbie worked for us for about 6 or 7 months when our normal nanny was on leave. She is a great lady with very good English. We liked her a lot. She is a Christian and very honest and reliable.

Rubbie struck me as friendly, motivated, intelligent and goal driven. She is passionate about the elderly and those in need of care. The patients she worked with liked her a lot because she was always willing to go that extra mile for them.

Our observationRubbie is clever and likes children and elderly a lot.

Name: 202.) Winnie Chikandamima - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 6 months old but no reference for it

Her story: Winnie is a Christian who worked for a family who has a 6 months old baby. Winnie helped a lot with the baby but the family moved away and Winnie no longer has their number.  She currently works since June 2015 for the same family as a cleaning lady. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Winnie has been with us since middle 2015. She is neat and cleans well. Her ironing is also good. She is very reliable and always punctual. We would prefer to keep her 3 days a week but understand if someone wants her full time.

Our observation: Winnie goes to church on the weekend and stays in contact with her children in Zimbabwe. She likes a clean house, is talkative and neat.

Name:203.) Melody Makoni - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin a flat in Somerset West

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Melody has been working for the same guesthouse for 6 years, but every year in winter they don't have enough work for her. Now she would like to go for full time work where she doesn't have to depend on seasons. She also did stand-in work for a family who had children aged 1 and 3. We called both references for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidMelody has a lovely personality. She looked after my 1 year old son and 3 year old daughter and also cleaned the house miraculously. She was very punctual and professional. She is a confident person with a warm personality and is also very honest and I can highly recommend her. Unfortunately she was only a stand in lady for our regular domestic.

Melody has been working for our guesthouse now for about 6 years. We however don't have enough guests to keep all our ladies in the winter and told her if she can find full time work it will be ok with us. She cleans to our full satisfaction and is good with the guests as well.

Our observationMelody is a quiet lady who describes herself as a fast learner. She likes to learn new things and truly likes children.

Name: 204.) Beauty Mhlaba - nanny for babies, baby massage and nanny

                                                 course, sore leg, wants to be a nanny and do

                                                 light cleaning, not a cleaning lady only

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Beauty had a full time sleep in job in Somerset for 7 years and when the family moved she found char work in Stellenbosch where she has been cleaning for the same family one day a week for 10 years. Another day of the week she works in Cape Town and a third one in Paarl. Beauty is very qualified to look after children and has a very good record of being reliable and punctual as well as honest. One Stop Domestic placed her full time with a family in Stellenbosch where she was mainly a nanny and did some light cleaning and now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Beauty is very trustworthy and I am pleased with her. I can recommend her to anyone.  She is a consistent person and cleans very well.  During the past 6 years her work has been great.

Beauty is great with both cleaning and children and really responsible.  I would recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Beauty is a mature cleaner and her employers describe her as consistent, honest and reliable. She asked clever questions, came with a smile and left with one and played with my toddler out of her own so I could see she is good with children.

Name: 205.) Sue Muparuri - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Monthly salary: R4000

Lives: in Houtbay

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 story: Sue, a Christian, came to South Africa in May 2014.  In Zimbabwe she was working as a housekeeper for 7 months before her brother, who is living in the Strand insisted she also comes to South Africa.  She was alone at home with a 2 months old girl while the parents went to work.  We called that family for a testimonial. Her brother is working full time as a plumber.  She likes cooking and if someone teaches her is happy to cook for the entire family.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: We left Sue alone with our 2 months old child to look after full time while she did the household as well.  Not many people her age are the way she is, respectful, never complaining about anything.  That girl is a hard worker and will fit in anywhere.  In the summer she used to get up with our baby at 5 o’clock in the morning. We would have kept her but the economy here in Zimbabwe is so bad that we could not pay her much and she went to South Africa to hope for a better income.  She will always go that extra mile for you and work long hours if she has to.

Our observation: Sue is very mature for her age. I could see she is used to work and not to like many women her age just stand around.  She is honest, was punctual and played a long time out of her own with my toddler so I would certainly recommend her as a nanny.

Name: 206.) Lindi Nguberamba - cleaning lady, likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

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 story: Lindi worked for a year as a cleaning lady for a family without children until they moved away. Then One Stop Domestic placed her full time with a family in Stellenbosch for over a year until they could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidLindi was working for us for just over a year. We are a pizza place and I was her manager. She was working both in the kitchen and as a cleaner. Compared to many other girls we employ she was always punctual and we would have loved to keep her. But she left to become a domestic worker with a better income.

Lindi worked for us full time as a domestic for a year. She was all that we were looking for in a cleaning lady. Punctual, reliable and trutworthy. We then seperated and could no longer afford her.

Our observation: Lindi was very friendly and describes herself as always in a good mood and eager to learn new things. She is hard working and on weekends plays netball with children and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 207.) Fortunate Masendeka - cleaner or nanny for newborns, 1st aid

                                                           certificate, cooked for children, has

                                                           employer's house keys

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFortunate currently works for 8 years for the same family. When she started to work for them, the oldest child was 6 months old and the youngest wasn't born yet. In the mornings the children were with her until they went to creche at the age of 2 and a half years. We phoned the family for a testimonial. We have placed her in the meantime and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidFortunate has been working for us since 2009. First it was a full time position but, because both our children are bigger now and in school, we reduced her work to 2 days/week. She is a fantastic worker. I trust her with my life and my children's lives. When we went away on weekends, she and her husband moved into our house with their children and looked after our children. She has got her own keys to our house. She did evening babysitting for us. Her husband has his own car and fetched her. She is well spoken, intelligent and has a great attitude. I can recommend her to anyone, my children love her and we definitely want to keep her those 2 days/week. 

Our observationFortunate describes herself as humble and passionate about children. On weekends, she plays with her own child, who was born in 2014 and her other child lives in Zimbabwe. Fortunate is an experienced child minder and cleaner, who is intelligent.

Name: 208.) Kingsley Timothy - gardener, worked for a construction company

Nationality: Malawean

Born:  in 1989

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: Will consider any offers!

Lives: in Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Other skills: Worked for a construction company

His story: Kingsley came to South Africa End of 2013.  For a year he has now been doing garden work for one man one day a week. We called him for a testimonial. Kingsley found more work in the meantime and is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Kingsley has been working for me for about a year now once a week.  He does everything to our full satisfaction, is honest and reliable and not demanding. He is punctual and has never given us trouble and I can recommend him. Kingsley worked for us for one day as a stand in for our gardener on leave. We didn't explain much to him and he used our electric mower and weed eater all by himself and carried on to make our garden pretty the rest of the day.

Our observation: Kingsley is an introvert and was very shy at first. But he is clever and we only told him a thing once.  He is well mannered and thanked us for being able to attend the course.

Name: 209.) 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

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

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.

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.  She is quiet and good with children. She says she can bake cakes and rusks and spends her free time with her friends and children. 

Name: 210.) Rumbi Jonga - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes coing, 

                                            basic child care certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3000 sleep in, R3500 sleep out

Stay in/outin or 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, 2 years old

Her storyRumbi worked for a family in Durbanville for 8 months. She slept in with them, cleaned the house and played with their children, who were 2 and 7 years old when she started to work for them. Rumbi had to work every weekend and was almost never off work which is the reason why she quit and is now looking for work only Monday to Friday.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Still trying to make contact!

Our observationRumbi likes to cook and cleans her own house on weekends or goes to church. Her children stay in Zimbabwe so she can also take a sleep in position.

Name: 211.) Sharmone Hendricks cleaner and nanny for babies, play

                                                         school internship and nursing certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Macassar

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAfter school Sharmone has done an internship at two Somerset play schools for a total of 1,5 years and has worked there with children from the age of 3 months to about 6 years. She is a Christian and says she would love to find work where she can look after children. Afrikaans is her first language but her English is also very good and she knows all about house work since she helps her mother to keep their own house clean. She however doesn't want a job where she only cleans. She prefers to look after a child also.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidSharmone worked with us with children from 3 months until 6 years of age. Because it was an internship we let her work with children of all ages to give her an insight into each age group. She was an assistant teacher in the classes, helped with activities and I was very impressed with her. After a year our creche had to close down because of financial reasons so Sharmone went to work for another creche.

Sharmone worked at our creche for 6 months with children from the age of 3 months to 5 years. She was great with the children and left out of her own to study further. She has a child of her own and is lovely, responsible and great with them. We are a well known creche in Somerset and would have kept her permanently. She has a passion for children but is a bright allrounder who you can tell anything from cleaning to organizing an event.

Our observationSharmone is an extrovert who describes herself as a happy and self motivated person who is hard working and reads in her free time. Her child was born in 2014 and will be taken care of by her family once Sharmone finds work. She likes new challenges.

Name:212.) Pauline Bande - cleaner or nanny for babies, has cooked for

                                                children before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: sleep in R3000 / sleep out R3400

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Pauline worked for a family full time for 3 years until they moved away. They gave her a very nice reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Pauline was employed by me (I'm a single father) for 3 years full time until me and my 2 children moved away. When she started to work for us, my children were 5 months and 5 years old. She respected my privacy at all times, while playing very well with the children. She always tries to learn as much as she can and often worked long hours. She created lesson plans for my children and monitored their progress. They really liked her and, would I not have moved away, she would still be working for us.

Our observation: Pauline is passionate about children and would like to work with kids. In her free time, she likes to read and she has cooked light meals for children before.

Name: 213.) Chancy Muradzi - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Daily wage: In Gordon's Bay R180, further away R200

Stay in/outout

Livesin Gordon's Bay

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyChancy is a Christian who has been cleaning and ironing for the same house since 2014. It is an elderly couple she works for. We called them for a testimonial. She stays with her child and husband who works full time in Gordon's Bay. In the meantime we placed her sucessfully and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidChancy has been with us since 2014. She comes in to clean and do a bit of ironing, basically to support my wife who already keeps the house quite neat. Chancy is a fast cleaner who is well spoken. If she can't make it to come clean for us she organizes with us to come another day. 

Our observationChancy likes to spend time with her family and is a hard worker. She likes new challenges and likes to work with children. She also likes a clean house.

Name: 214.) Lelanie Jakobs - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Lelanie is a good worker.  I always made her a to do list for the day what had to be done and she worked it off. She was always punctual and hardly ever sick. My children were 1,5 and 3 years old and she was fabulous with them and I would say that looking after children is her strongest point. Lelanie is friendly and honest. When she worked for us we had a baby of 6 months and she helped me with the baby while I was around, feeding him and playing with him as well as changing nappies etc. but she also looked after the baby when I quickly had to go places.

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

Name: 215.) Saru Chinyere - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1977

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 old

Her storySaru was working for a family of 9 for two years. There were 7 children, as some of them were adopted. She worked there until the family could no longer afford her. Then she worked for 2 days a week as a cleaning lady and nanny for a family until the family moved. We called both families for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Saru worked for us for two years. We are a family of 9 and have 7 children. She was always on time, didn't have any bad habits and was always neat and clean. She talked to my teenagers and helped me discipline them and we all liked her. She was pleasant to have around.

Saru worked fo us for 2 days a week until we moved to Durban. Our daughter was 2 years old and she was very good with her. I would describe Saru as very capable. I was a stay at home mom but my daughter was regularly with her when I had to go shopping or do other chores in the mornings. I can certainly recommend her to anyone.

Our observationSaru describes herself as a quiet worker who rather asks than make a mistake. She was very friendly and thanked us several times that she could participate in the course. Her sister is also registered with us and has been placed successfully.

Name: 216.) Anne Arendorf - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 in Grabouw, R4500 further away

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Grabouw

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAnne worked for one year for a family who gave her a nice testimonial. They wanted a lady who spoke English to their child and whose first language is English. Anne looked after him from when he was 3 months old. After that she worked for a family for 3 years, raising their child for them from when the child was 4 months old until it was 3 years old. Now the child goes to crèche and the mother decided to clean the house herself since she works part time only. Anne has worked as a security officer at Grand West but wants to rather do domestic work now. Her husband works for ADT, has his own car and will drive her to work in the mornings. They have one child who was born in 2003 and lives with them. One Stop Domestic placed Anne for almost 4 years into the same family and now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Anne looked after our son from when he was three months old.  Her duties included feeding, nappy changing, giving medicine and sterilizing bottles. She is very loyal, caring, responsible, always early and willing to work extra to make life easier for the whole family.  She has been an invaluable asset for us and our house was always clean.

Anne looked after our daughter from when she was 4 months old.  She went with her to the park, bathed her, dressed her and gave her oats.  Anne is a former security officer and she knows about security issues with children.  Most mornings she was there 15 minutes before she actually had to start working.  Anne is a Christian and the only reason why we let her go is that my girl goes to a crèche now and I can clean the house myself.

Anne worked for us for almost 4 years. Our first child was 2 years old and the second one not born yet when she started to work for us. We were very happy with her and can recommend her. She was like a mother to my kids.

Our observation: My little toddler was very fond of Anne.  He sat a long time playing with her.  Anne is naturally good with children and also cleaned the rooms we gave her to our full satisfaction.

Name: 217.) Mpho Nyanguru cleaner or caregiver, experience with 

                                                   disabled adults

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 sleep out, R3000 sleep in

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMpho worked for 3 years as a care giver of an estate with 48 residents. She was helping with adults of the ages 18 to about 70 year old who were mentally disabled. We called the manager for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMpho worked for us for about 3 years until we had to cut staff because at that time few people were living at our cared living residence. She worked for us full time and I remember her as reliable and always cheerful. She cleaned the houses, bathed the people, gave medicine and we never had any complaints about her.

Our observationMpho describes herself as kind and hard working. We found her to be clever and in her free time she enjoys to cook.

Name: 218.) 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

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. We have placed her in the meantime and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

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: 219.) Hazel Mluma - cleaner or nanny for babies, has cooked for

                                      kids, has a driver's license, Au Pair, 1st aid, food

                                              preparation, baby and toddler development and

                                              stimulation and hybiene and cleaning certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: Yes, but not much driving experience

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 8 months, Hazel worked for a family with a one and a four year old child. The parents got divorced and could no longer afford her, but gave her a good reference. For 3 weeks, she then worked as a stand in lady for another family with a baby of 8 months of age. We followed up with both families for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidHazel is an absolutely fantastic worker. She had the responsibility of running my home and looking after my children who were one and four years old. She had to answer the phone, clean the house, take care of the washing and cook for the children. She was with us for 8 months and the only reason she is no longer working for us is because we got divorced and could no afford her. She fetched my child from school and played with my children very responsibly. She is reliable and was never sick one day in 8 months. She is always willing to work over time even when it's on short notice. She is a true gem.

Hazel worked for us for 3 weeks as a stand in domestic. Her duties were to help me look after our 8 month old baby, general cleaning, tidying, washing and other household chores. For the first week she slept in with us and for the rest of the time she slept out. She sometimes accompanied us on shopping trips and when we visited friends. She is very well organised, hard working and my house was always spotless. She is always willing to work over time and is very ambitious. Hazel was always friendly and in a good mood and she has sober habits. She follows instuctions carefully and makes suggestions to improve things for the household and everyone around her.

Our observationHazel's two children live in the Eastern Cape. She likes children and on weekends she likes to meet with friends and to go to the beach.

Name: 220.) Faith Chigwada - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Monthly salary: R4000 plus transport

Livesin Crawford

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Faith worked for a family full time as a sleep in domestic until their youngest child went full time to creche and they no longer needed her. We called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidFaith worked for us for 2 years. We have 3 children and our youngest son was 2 years old when she started to work for us. She was looking after him alone while also cleaning the house. We first put him in creche half a day until 12h and later full time. My mother-in-law moved in with us to help me and that is when we decided we really no longer need a full time domestic. If I must describe Faith in a few words I would say she is sweet and very trustworthy, a great help. My son loved her. I cook myself but Faith sometimes helped to prepare the food and I can definitely recommend her.

Our observation: Faith says she likes children a lot. On Saturdays her family often meets with friends while she also enjoys to listen to music and dance and Sundays she goes to church. We found her neat and well presented and saw that she is a good listener.

Name: 221.) Cordelia Betyu - cleaning lady, currently working at a curtain

                                          shop, has to give one month notice to them

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1967

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Cordelia worked in False Bay for 4 years for a family and when they moved she kept on working for the lady’s son. He could no longer afford her and now she is working for a curtain shop full time, cleaning the shop. We called them for a testimonial. She would love to work as a domestic cleaner for a family to have better working hours and a better income.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Cordelia works for us now for many years.  She is always punctual and friendly, cleans well and gets along with the other ladies who work for us.  We can certainly recommend her as a cleaning lady since she has a lot of experience in that field. We will be sad to see her go but she deserves a better income than what we can offer her.

Our observation: Cordelia likes children and animals.  Her free time she spends with her family and her husband is working full time.  She’s got years of cleaning experience and says if someone teaches her how to cook she will be able to cook for her new family.

Name: 222.) Bridget Mapiye  - cleaning lady or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: Sleep in: negotiable; Sleep out: R4000

Stay in/out: in or out

Lives: in a flat in the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: In Zimbabwe, Bridget worked in a cellphone shop for 3 years. She then came to South Africa. For the last 2 years, she has been working for the same family when they call her.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Bridget has been cleaning for us for 2 years now. She comes to us whenever we call her. She is very pleasant and reliable and we trust her with our house. Every now and then, she plays with our 5 year old.

Our observation: On weekends, Bridget socializes with friends or goes to the beach. She likes cleaning and descibes herself as being passionate about children.

Name: 223.) Henry Taruwinga - gardener

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Other skills: Painting

His story: Henry is an artist who makes mosaic mirrors and works with ostrich eggs in his free time which are sold at the waterfront. For 3 years he works 3 days/week in Sir Louwrys Pass as a gardener and does general maintenance for the family. We called them for a testimonial. In the meantime Henry found work and is now looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidHenry is a quiet gentleman. He is always on time and knows how to work with gardening machines. He has also done hedge-trimming, car washing and painting for us. He has painted in Zimbabwe as well. Henry has been with us now for 4 years and we can highly recommend him as he is very trustworthy.

Our observation: In the beginning Henry was shy. He is an introvert but we observed that he is very intelligent and looks like a go-getter. His wife is also registered with us and we placed her successfully.

Name: 224.) Memory Mashita - cleaner or nanny for babies, cooked for

                                                  children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Monthly salary: R4000

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 months old

Her storyFor 8 months, Memory works for the owner of a creche. In both the creche and the creche owner's house. We called her for a testimonial. Memory prefers to find full time work as they only call her when they need her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMemory is a cheerful person and always punctual. She is good with the children, who, in our creche, are between 6 months and 5 years of age. She does basic cooking, is a fast learner and is very friendly. At my house she only cleans, but we only call her when we need her. We will understand if she should find full time work.

Our observationMemory likes cleaning and describes herself as a hard working lady. On weekends, she does things with children, goes to the beach in summer and goes to church.

Name: 225.) Patricia Mandeya - cleaning lady, only wants to work in the

                                                    Stellenbosch area

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born in: 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia worked for a family two days a week. She then worked in guesthouse full time over summer and when it became quiet in winter she was no longer needed there.  We contacted the family for a reference. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia is very trustworthy, cleans and irons well. She is great when I explain something to her and uses her own initiative. 

Our observationPatricia is a mature cleaner who likes children and on weekends goes to church. She is divorced and her children stay in Zimbabwe. 

Name: 226.) Sibo Mpofu cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

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? No

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 227.) Thomson Khwanya - housekeeper or gardener, can paint, likes

                                                      children and animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out 

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

His storyThomson works for a family 1 day/week as a gardener and handy man and we contacted them for a testimonial. He was a stand in housekeeper for a month for a family of 6 and they also gave him a nice testimonial. In the meantime we placed him and now he is still looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidThomson is absolutely fantastic. He uses his own initiative and goes on with other work. He has been working for me for 3 months now every Saturday and when I'm not home I leave the house open. He is a real gem while working. He does gardening, sorts out the garage, does other little jobs and I'm sure he's great in the house.

Thomson was our stand in domestic for our absent cleaning lady. He was with us for a month. We are a family of 6, two adults and 4 children between 6 and 16 years. He was always on time, cleaned the house, did the laundry, ironed and played with my 6 year old who adored him. He is the fastest learner I have ever seen, you only tell or show him a thing once and he's got it. He is very hard working and very willing. Thomson is definitely a great addition to any family. We always felt very safe having him around and hope he will find a great new family. 

Our observation: Thomson likes to learn new things. He likes children and animals a lot and on weekends he goes to church. 

Name: 228.) Ken Mashazhu - housekeeper

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R250

Livesin Goodwood

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: Yes

Worked with children before: Yes, 4 years old

His storyFor 14 years, Ken worked as an Au pair and cook for the same family. When their son was old enough for his own driver's license, his contract with them ended. When their cleaning lady was not there he did the cleaning as well. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has placed him (sleep in job Monday to Thursday) and he is still looking for work on a Friday, housekeeping or driving children, in Cape Town.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidKen worked for us for 14 years full time as an Au pair. His main responsibility was to look after my son from when he was 4 until he was 17 years old. He drove him around, made him food, played with him and kept him company, because I'm a single mother and have a very busy lifestyle. He even joined us on vacation. He is an excellent cook and is very well mannered. He is always in a good mood, evenly tempered, clean, friendly, punctual, clever and very responsible.

Ken started to work for us about a month ago as a sleep in housekeeper Monday to Thursday. Our children immediately bonded with him and he takes great care to please you. He cleans and irons well and has a driver's license. My 6 year old son likes to play with him very much and also my 9 year old. He takes good care of them and is responsible and I can recommend him to anyone.

Our observation: Ken says he enjoys cleaning, ironing, cooking and child minding. On weekends he goes to church (on Saturdays), cooks for his family and plays with his own child.

Name: 229.) Nyasha Kalingo - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Cape Town ( Maitland )

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Nyasha worked full time for a family who introduced her to the creche of their children. She sometimes helped out at the creche. We called both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNyasha worked for one of the parents of our school. She helped out with our children. She was mainly in the baby class and worked for us unpaid to gain more experience. She is well spoken and friendly, easy going and fitted in well. The children she was mostly working with were between 4 and 18 months of age.

Nyasha was a sleep in nanny for us. She looked after my newborn and my 5 year old child. She cooked for the children and could always think on her feet. She is a very warm person and we were very happy with her.

Our observationNyasha likes to work with children. In her free time, she reads and exchanges books with friends.

Name: 230.) Patrick Haward - gardener, 1st aid and safety course certificates

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Other skills: Attended course how to fix refridgerators

His storyPatrick has been working for the last 6 years for the same family as a gardener 2 days/week and we called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatrick has been working for us for nearly 6 years now. I can say that he is very reliable. He will do anything for you like getting up on the roof and clean the gutters. He has a very willing attitude.

Our observation: Patrick goes to church on Saturdays so he won't be available to work on a Saturday. He is a confident gardener who knows his garden tools and also knows how to plant.

Name: 231.) Candice Faleni  - cleaner or nanny for school children, cooks

                                              1st aid course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Monthly salary: Sleep in R3500, Sleep out R3800

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years, Candice worked for the same family until they first reduced her days and then didn't need her anymore, because the children were grown up. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCandice is very good with following instructions. She's great with the little ones and my children loved her. She cooks well and can follow recipes. She is honest and reliable and you can let valuables lay around in the house without worry. She works without supervision and I can highly recommend her. Our children are bigger now and that is why she is no longer working for us.

Our observationCandice is a friendly woman who likes to socialize and work with people. In her free time she sings in the church choir and plays the piano.

Name: 232.) Sima Masumpa cleaner or dressmaker, likes to cook and bake 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

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

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, Zulu

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Her story: Sima first worked for a farm in Stellenbosch where she is harvested grapes. She loves to cook and bake and did a one year course in Dressmaking and a security officer’s course Grade C, D and E.  We have copies of both certificates. In 2014 One Stop Domestic found work for her with a family in Kelderhof. Sima is still working for that lady and her son's house and they are very happy with her. So we added her as a reference. Now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Sima worked for myself for a week when my own nanny couldn't come. Every morning she was there up to half an hour earlier than what she had to be.  She is a natural with children and my toddler adored her. The older children liked her as well because she took trouble with them. Sima is intelligent, uses her head and is a hard worker.  She is friendly, clean, very energetic and asks questions rather than making a mistake. I would really recommend her to anyone. I thought my previous cleaning lady was special until I met Sima. One Stop Domestic placed her with us. Sima is so self disciplined, always comes a bit early, uses her head and doesn't go before her work is done. We really like her a lot and now she is also working for my son.

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

Name: 233.) Francisca Pajere - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, has grown

                                                  up twins herself

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out, prefers sleep in

Livesin Kraaifontein

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFrancisca worked full time for a family in Salt River until they got divorced and could no longer afford her. She then worked in Brackenfell for 2 years until the family relocated. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidFrancisca slept in with us for about 2 years. The only reason she is no longer working for us is because we relocated. She was always very punctual and friendly and helped a lot with our children. The youngest one was 6 months old when she started to work for us. And she is a good cleaner.

Our observationFrancisca says on weekends she goes to church and visits friends or goes to the beach. She prefers a sleep in position over a sleep out one.

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