You can always make an induvidual work offer to a specific domestic and see if he or she will accept it.

Most ladies would like to earn around R4200/month as a starting salary, (including transport for 5 days a week). They are usually offered a breakfast bread/rusks with coffee and a sandwich type of lunch from the employer. The sleep in ladies look at R3800/month, but get 3 meals/day plus free water and electricity. They also only use public transport twice a week and not daily.

On the bottom of the page you will find our ladies from Cape Town and surroundings while the gardeners are displayed on a separate page.

Name: 1.) Nana Thabeng

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with a 1st aid, CPR and Au Pair certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Nana worked twice as a stand in domestic and both families gave her a good testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Nana helped me out for two months when my domestic was on leave. She is a very good worker and I would take her again at any time. In the afternoons, she played with my children and they liked her a lot. At the time, they were 7 and 9 years old.

Nana worked for us for about a month when my domestic was ill. She is very honest and reliable. She played with my 2 year old child every now and then while I was also around. She interacted well with him and I think she could be a great nanny.

Our observation: Nana describes herself as hardworking and likes challenges and children. She is very friendly and her English is good. On weekends, she likes to spend time with her family.

Name: 2.) Patricia Komanisi 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns with a childhood development certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

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

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin 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 storyPatricia 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 things 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. See the additional reference they gave her below. They now also don't need her services any more and she is looking for full time work.

References: Yes, two

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.

Patricia has been placed with us by One Stop Domestic just over 3 years ago when our youngest child was born. I felt totally comfortable to leave the baby in her care a few months later to go back to work. Patricia looked after the baby and during nap times cleaned the house and did the laundry. Now the little one went to creche and we had to downscale her 5 days to 3. Patricia is 100% honest and a good communicator. She would never let strangers into the house, is friendly and easy to get along with and I can strongly recommend her for any position.

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: 3.) Grace Mupindu

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Grace currently cleans for a lady two days a week and we contacted the family for a reference. But Grace prefers to work for one family full time.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Grace has been working for us for a few months now twice a week. I am happy with the way she cleans and with her honesty.

Our observation: Grace likes both housekeeping and looking after children. On weekends, she plays with her own children or reads.

Name: 4.) Patricia Komani 

Cleaning lady who did a food preparation course and one where she learned how to care for the elderly. She irons very well, is good with animals, can cook and holds an infant and child CPR certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Patricia worked for one family for 20 years and after that for another family for 5 years. We phoned one family for a reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Patricia is a very loyal person. The only reason she is not working for me any more is because I moved to Worcester. She did no child minding for me because my boys are already in highschool. She is very good with animals, irons well and was puntual every day and never sick once. Her English is also very good.

Our observation: Patricia loves cooking and irons well. She likes children and describes herself as friendly and humble. She is good at following instructions, is responsible and manages her time well. On weekends, she likes to go run and play netball. 

Name: 5.) Linda Hassiem 

Cleaner or nanny for babies, likes children and animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand, Rusthof

Language(s)AfrikaansEnglish

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes, but little

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

Her storyLinda worked for the same family for 9 years until they moved away. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLinda worked for us full time for 9 years until we moved to a new house, where the public transport would have gotten too expensive for Linda. Our children are now also older. It is with a sad heart that we had to say goodbye to her. She looked after my son and practically raised my daughter, who is now 9 years old. She played a big role in their lives. Linda sometimes cooked for us and was always on time. If she could, on rare occasions, not make it to work, she always let us know.

Our observation: Linda is a hard working and humble woman who is a go-getter. Her 3 children are grown up and she is looking for sleep out work. Linda is an extrovert who likes children and animals who goes to church on Sundays and goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 6.) Lisa Dadirai 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLisa worked for a family with a 4 year old child. She forgot to ask them for a reference. After that, she worked at a restaurant, where she cleaned and cooked. We phoned the manager of the restaurant for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLisa worked for us for 1 year at our restaurant, where she cleaned and cooked. Unfortunately, our restaurant closed down and the staff was retrenched. Before us I know that she worked for a family with a small child. I found her to be an exellent worker.

Our observationLisa says she is good at multitasking and is willing to take any kind of work. On weekends, she goes to church and meets up with friends.

Name: 7.) Ephron Kasambala

Housekeeper or gardener with painting experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

His story: For two years, Ephron did gardening and housekeeping for a family whenever their regular gardener could not come. Before that, he worked for painting company for 4 months until his contract ended. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Ephron worked for us for a period of 2 years whenever our regular gardener couldn't make it. He is very trustworthy, likeable and friendly. He is always eager to learn something new and to please you. He also did occasional housekeeping for us. Should we ever need another reliable worked, I would want him to come work for us permanently. His English is even better than the English of our regular worker.

Our observation: Ephron describes himself as honest, punctual and hardworking. On weekends, he watches soccer and goes to church.

Name: 8.) Jennifer Zaro

Cleaning lady, loves ironing

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, FriSat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyJennifer has been working for the same family once a week since 2017 and they approached us to find her more days.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Jennifer has been with us for quite a while now. She has quickly adapted to our routine and how we want things done. To describe her in one word I would say a "pleasant" lady. She is a Christian and absolutely trustworthy. She works hard and her timekeeping is great.

Our observationJennifer says she likes to iron. On weekends she goes to church, reads the bible and does chores around the house. She also likes children a lot.

Name: 9.) Letwin Mapuranga

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available? 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Blackheath

Language(s): Shona, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLetwin worked for 3 years for two families. The one moved away and the other one couldn't afford her any more. We contacted both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the references said:  Letwin cleans well and knows what needs to be done next. She is honest, hard working and punctual. She only missed 1 day of work in 2 years. Even if her train is a bit late she always lets us know. We have recommended her to friends here in our security complex and they are just as happy with her as we are. Her English is also great and she is loyal and caring. 

Our observation: Letwin is friendly and quiet. On weekends she spends time with her family or read and she says she likes a clean house.

Name: 10.) Lucia Chitsike

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a baby and child 1st aid and CPR and Au Pair certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Her learner's license just expired, has her own car

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLucia worked for a family full time, looking after their 6 months old baby. But when the family went back to Italy she forgot to ask them for a reference. She is currently working now and then for a cleaning company but would prefer full time work. She has been cleaning for a lady since January 2019 one day a week and we contacted her for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLucia has been working for me every Monday since January 2019. I am very happy with her work and her attitude. She is very friendly, reliable and has a good heart. She is also easy to communicate to and it is easy to give her directions. Her English is great. She is also outstanding with my dogs and cats and not at all afraid of them, she clean's my parrot's cage, too. Should she find full time employment I will understand and try take her on a Saturday instead.

Our observation: Lucia says she loves children and animals. She describes herself as a good communicator and likes to do gardening, play with her grandchild of her only daughter and as a fast learner. She also enjoys both cooking and baking and is involved a lot at her church.

Name: 11.) Evelyn Hlatini 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers, has driver's licence, own car and Au Pair course, had keys to employer's house

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin a flat in Strand 

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: 12.) Thandeka Prins

Cleaning lady who likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: Yes, but not at work

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

Her story: Thankdeka worked for a cleaning service in Cape Town for 5 years. She then moved to Somerset and the transport cost to get to Cape Town each day was too high. We contacted the cleaning service for a testimonial. Thankdeka doesn't have own children which might be an advantage as she won't be late for work because of a late school bus or sick children.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidThankdeka worked for my cleanning services for 5 years. She was very honest, we never had problems with her and she was also in time. She then moved away and transport money was killing her. We can understand that she rather wants to find local work around Somerset.

Our observation: Thandeka describes herself as an open and honest person. On weekends she likes to meet with friends and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 13.) Bussi Makaula

Cleaning lady or nanny for newborns, has a child minding and children's 1st Aid certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: 1985

Which days available?

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

Stay in/outout

Lives: in Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyBussi worked for a year for a family with a 3 year old child until they could no longer afford her. She then worked for a family with two children full time for a year until the family moved. Then Bussi started to work for a family where the mom was expecting twin girls. She assisted the mother from when the twins were out of hospital until Bussi went on maternity leave herself and they had to fill her position. In all three families Bussi did a combination of cleaning and child minding and we have very good references of all three families about her, please have a look at them below. We also have a copy of her child minding and first aid certificate. For another year Bussi worked for a family and raised their son from newborn until 1 year. He went to creche and they could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidMy husband and I both work and were shocked when our previous nanny had to leave. Bussi jumped right in and ran my household plus looked after our 3 year old daughter in the afternoons. She is so capable and multi tasking! She managed everything from writing me a weekly grocery list to re-organizing my daughters playroom. She became my daughter's friend, packed her lunch box and got her ready for school every morning. We had to let Bussi go after a year because our financial situation changed drastically and I must say I have not been able to find a suitable replacement as hard working as her.

Bussi worked for us for just over a year. Her main duty was to look after our two children, aged 2 years and 2 months at the time. The children were her priority and housework was done when they slept or were in school. We then moved too far away for her to still work for us and were very sad that we lost a hard working lady who works so well with children.

Bussi started working for us 2 weeks before our twin girls arrived. She helped me with them from the start. Her responsibilities were sterilizing the baby bottles, bottle feed them and play with them when they were awake. She also cleaned our house. Then Bussi went on maternity leave herself and we has to replace her as it is very hectic with twins. We are sure she will soon find work again as she is so dedicated, never was sick or late.

Bussi worked for us for a year from when our son was a newborn until he was 1 year old and went to creche. We could then no longer afford her. We fully trusted her with him and he cried when she left in the afternoons. Looking after babies is definitely her strong point and when he slept she cleaned and did the laundry. I can strongly recommend her!

Our observationBussi truly loves children which all 3 of her previous employers confirmed. In her free time she likes to swim and play netball. Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 14.) Lelanie Jakobs  

Cleaner or nanny for babies with guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 15.) Agent Nkomo 

Housekeeper who worked for a hotel before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

His storyAgent worked for a 5 star hotel as a housekeeper for 6 months full time (shift work) until his contract ended. We contacted the manager for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidAgent worked for us for 6 months in high season. We are a well known wine farm with a 5 star hotel. He worked in the housekeeping section and I found him both friendly and hard working. 

Our observationAgent describes himself as an experienced housekeeper who is trustworthy. In his free time he likes to sing or read and to meet with friends.

Name: 16.) Nozi Mgqoko 

Cleaning lady who loves animals and worked for the same family for 4 years

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa, 

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNozi worked for a family full time for 4 years until the employer moved away. We contacted them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidNozi worked for us for nearly 5 years until we moved. She is an excellent and trustworthy lady. She likes to do things perfectly is very teachable and humble. If you would like her to do things in a certain way just show her and if you would like her to change something just tell her, she changes it immediately. She also irons well.

Our observationNozi says she loves children and animals. She is a well experienced cleaning lady who has children and already grandchildren and in her free time likes to spend time with them.

Name: 17.) Joyline Chirisa 

cleaner or nanny for toddlers who likes to cook and has cleaning company experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand 

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 10 months old

Her storyJoyline worked in Sir Louwry's Pass, where she looked after 3 children. The family had financial problems and had to let her go. She then cleaned for a cleaning company and we contacted both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidJoyline was with us for 3 years. She is a good worker and cleans very well. She was the best kitchen and floor cleaner I have ever had and her ironing is good too. Before she worked for us, she worked for a family that had 3 children. One can definitely see the difference after she was there.

Joyline is punctual and is a good team and individual worker. She worked for my cleaning service business and clients never complained about her. I can strongly recommend her.

Our observationJoyline loves working with kids and being a nanny. She describes herself as honest, kind, patient and helpful. On weekends, she goes to church, plays with her children and listens to music to relax.

Name: 18.) Margret Ajibu 

Cleaning lady with restaurant experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1996

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMargret currently works as a cleaning lady for an elderly couple. But they call her only every now and then to clean their house and she is looking for full time work in order to improver her income. We contacted the couple for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMargret works for us whenever we call her. She has been working for us for 10 months now. I can say that she is honest, nothing went missing ever, and punctual and reliable and a very nice lady to have around.

Our observationMargret likes to listen to music and also to spend time with children. And weekends she goes to church.and she is young and energetic.

Name: 19.) Harrison Nyimba 

Housekeeper or gardener, gardener or handyman, has made breakfast before

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

His storyFor 3 years, Harrison has been working for a family 3 days a week and we contacted them for a testimonial

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidHarrison has been with us for 3 years now. We have a lady in the house and he helps her especially to clean the floors, walls and windows. When she is sick, he stands in for her and also does ironing for us. We do have gardening services but he does all the odd jobs around the house like fixing leaking pipes, caring for our pool and changing bulbs. He beats carpets as our house is very big, having 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. My husband travels a lot and me and the cleaning lady feel very safe when Harrison is around. He gets along well with both her and me. Since he comes from a family of fishermen in Malawi, he can fix many things. I can certainly recommend him, as he is very honest, on time and everything you need in a housekeeper. He especially irons very neatly. 

Our observationHarrison is self confident and is an extrovert. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and likes to learn new things.

 

 

Name: 21.) Mimi Jebese

Cleaning lady who worked for an animal boarding centre and likes animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMimi has worked for the same family for 2 years.  The family has a business for small animals and Mimi was employed as a cleaner. We phoned them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said:  Mimi  has been with us for two years.  We have a small business caring for cats and I have two big dogs myself.  Mimi likes animals and she likes children too. And she was always punctual, reliable and a thorough worker.  She is eager to assist, ready to learn and keen to go that extra mile for you. She had to leave us to take care of her sick mother and we had to fill her position, otherwise she would still be working for us.

Our observation: Mimi is shy at first, is polite and kind.  She describes herself as well organized and eager to learn new things.

Name: 22.) Zanele Siyotula 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyZanele cleaned in a restaurant for 2 years but when the restaurant closed down she forgot to ask them for a reference letter. She then did unpaid volunteerly cleaning work at an office in Stellenbosch for 6 mnths to gain more experience. We called her supervisor of the Stellenbosch offices for a testimonial. 

Zanele is currently cleaning for a student in Stellenbosch on a Wednesday but would like to have full time employment in order to improve her income. We also contacted them for a testimonial. She is tired of sitting at home 4 of 5 days and serious about finding full time work.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZanele has worked for us for 6 months which is the maximum time we take people. The ladies come walking to us from Kayamandi. We don't pay them but give them the opportunity to gain cleaning experience. They clean inside the offices, office rooms, bathrooms and office equipment and also work in our garden. I remember Zanele well. She was a fantastic worker. Was always on time and came and left with a smile. Did good cleaning and we all were happy with her. I can definitely recommend her for cleaning.

Zanele has been cleaning my student's flat for over a year now every Wednesday. She is so sweet and always lets me know if she can't make it and comes another day instead. Nothing goes missing ever. I will however understand if she finds full time work as one day a week can not bring enough bread on the table. I really hope somebody will give her a chance full time although it will be hard for me to find a replacement.

Our observationZanele likes new challenges and can iron well. On weekends she likes to spend time with her family, to clean her own house and to read.

Name: 23.) Candice Faleni  

Cleaner or nanny for school children who can cook and holds a first aid certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

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. After that we placed her as a sleep in domestic into a family with a single mom and 2 girls and they loved her too.

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: 24.) Esther Gama 

Cleaning lady who likes children and animals    

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEsther is the wife of one of our top gardeners. We managed to fill all his days and he is dedicated and all employers praise him. Esther worked in Malawi at a receptionst for a gym but here in South Africa cleans for a man whenever he calls her. We called him for a testimonial. 

Esther works now one day a week in a family where we placed her. She likes it there a lot and only wants to find work on the other 4 days of the week now.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Ester is our gardener's wife. She sometimes comes in when we need extra help and works under the supervision of our cleaning lady. We like her a lot but don't need her often. It would be fantastic for her to be able to find full time employment and for that we can recommend her to anyone. They are both always punctual and friendly and real humble.

Our observationEsther likes both cats and dogs and is passionate about children. Weekends the two of them meet with friends or do odd jobs in order to get more money. Esther says she won't disappoint her employer as she is very dedicated and eager to find work.

Name: 25.) Isabel Koroka

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with a driver's license and home based care certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Blue Downs

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licenceYes

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Isabel worked as a cleaning lady for a family and a child care centre for a year each. Then, she worked in Durbanville for a couple as a cleaning lady for 6 month until they retired and didn't need her any more. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Isabel worked for us for 6 months. She cleaned and ironed until my wife retired and started doing the housework herself. She is very trustworthy and easy going and I can definitely recommend her as a cleaner.

Our observation: Isabel loves playing with children, cooking and cleaning. In her free time she likes to sing and do bible study. On weekends, she goed to church, reads and cooks. 

Name: 26.) Pamela Manjingolo 

Cleaning lady with office cleaning experience who likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 27.) Sylvia Kholiwe 

Cleaning lady who irons very well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, primary school age

Her story: Sylvia cleaned for an elderly person for one year until the person passed away. She was then a security officer on a contract that ended.

One Stop Domestic placed her sucessfully as a cleaning lady full time for 2 years in Somerset West.The family had two children in primary school. Although Sylvia didn't often have time to play with them she was often alone at home with them and spend time with the two of them. They had to let her go because of financial reasons and gave her a nice testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: We got Sylvia from One Stop Domestic and she worked for us full time for 2 years until we had to let her go because of financial reasons. Sylvia is a hard working and quit lady. She wants to please you and is honest. I can strongly recommend her. We have one child with special needs and a boy, both going to primary school and she got on well with them too, I can recommend her for both cleaning and working with kids.

Our observation: Sylvia is a quiet lady who likes children. In her free time she likes to read and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 28.) Noli Mvane

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 29.) Nomzi Matati 

Cleaning lady and nanny for toddlers with a housekeeping certificate who can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1971

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa (can read and write Afrikaans)

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNomzi worked for a family for 8 years until they could no longer afford her. She then worked for another family for 5 years and both gave her excellent references. See below!

References: Yes, two

What the references saidNomzi worked for us full time for 8 years until we could no longer afford her as I gave up my business. She took good care of my son, who was 3 years old during her time with us. She also cooked for us. In the 8 years, she was never sick and was always honest. She organizes her work well, is very tidy, has excellent hygiene and does not need anyone to supervise her work. She is an exceptional person and is honest, diligent, intelligent and loyal. 

Nomzi worked for us for 5 years as a cleaning lady. She is very dedicated, honest, friendly and hard working. She is 100% trustworthy and works unsupervised. She likes to cook and we hope One Stop Domestic can find work for her soon.

Our observationNomzi is a quiet worker. On weekends, she stays at home or helps a lot at her church. She prefers doing things at home and does not go out much.

Name: 30.) Thula Dinga

cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Thula worked for the same cleaning company for 5 years. After that, she worked at a private house in Strand whenever they called her and still works for them today on call. Both gave her a nice reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Thula worked for our cleaning company for 5 years and mostly did office cleaning. She is punctual, polite and very hard working. She really gets things done.

Thula works for me every now and then. She works thoroughly and always lets you know if she can't come. She is good with my cats, too, and doesn't do any "cheat-cleaning" (she puts in the effort to pull apart single beds and picks up carpets to clean under them).

Our observation: Thula says she likes cleaning and ironing and on weekends, she goes to church and plays with her own children. 

Name: 31.) Hilda Machaya 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who cooked for the whole family and holds an infant and child CPR certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker:  No

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

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

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 and also likes cleaning. In her free time she sells second hand clothes in her township which she buys at auctions.

Name: 32.) Angela Lottering 

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers who doesn't not have children of her own and likes kids and pets

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Angela worked twice a week as a office cleaning lady. She left for a full time position she was offered but the family had to let her go because of financial reasons. She then helped out at a family once a week for several months. She cleaned, did the laundry and played with the 4 year old boy. We have testimonials from two places.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Angela worked for us twice a week. Our offices are in Asla park. She was always punctual and everyone liked her. She cleans well and uses her own initiative. She is always there, very reliable and we can strongly recommend her to anyone. She left out of her own because of a full time work offer which we understand and we had to fill her position.

Cindy worked for us every Monday as a stand in domestic for several months. She cleaned, ironed and when there was time still played with our back then 4 year old boy. We were happy with her work as she uses her own initiative all the way. She is good with both children and animals, also was great with our Labrador dog.

Our observation: Angela describes herself as enduring, open minded and neat. On weekends she is involved in her community's church. She does not have own children, which might be an advantage since there are no children who can become sick or miss a school bus.

Name: 33.) Sue Ndlovu 

Cleaning lady or nanny for school children who holds basic childcare, cooking and teaching certificates

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storySue worked at a guest house for 6 months and then as a voluntary Gr. R assistant for 1.5 years at a primary school. Then Sue was a teacher in training at another primary school and worked for a family, which we called for a testimonial. After that she looked after a sick person. One Stop Domestic found temporary work for her with a family in Somerset West and now she is again looking for a new challenge.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Sue worked mostly for us in the kitchen. She was very focused and had a good attitude. She was always punctual and did vegan cooking for us. I can certainly recommend her.

Sue worked for us for 1 year and looked after my one year old child. She was punctual and responsible but did not really connect with the child. I would recommend that she looks after older children.

Our observationSue was a little shy at first. She is softly spoken and well mannered. She presented us a neat and complete CV. On weekends, Sue likes to read and do art. She likes to teach children and to cook.

Name: 34.) Thembi Zvomoyo 

Cleaning lady or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 35.) Andiswa Sifolo 

Cleaner or nanny for school children with guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

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: 36.) Felicia Nkosiyane

Cleaning lady with a cleaning course certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Felicia's current employer approached us to find more days for this nice lady. She works for them 1day/week and if we find her full time work she will go clean there on Saturdays. The employer gave her a very nice reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Felicia has been working for us for 2 years now. She is a lovely lady who is friendly and well presented. She communicates well and I can highly recommend her.

Our observation: Felicia especially likes ironing and window cleaning. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 37.) Judy Chikwiti 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Somerset West in a flat

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Judy worked for a family full time for 3 months. Their youngest child then went to creche and they no longer needed her. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidJudy worked for us for 3 months full time until our youngest child also went to a creche. The children were 9 and 4 years old and the youngest one was often alone with her when I was not at home. She cleaned and ironed as well, my children liked her a lot and I can definitely recommend her.

Our observation: Judy describes herself as easy going and she likes to play with children. In her free time she rides the bicycle with her brother. Her children live in Zim.

Name: 38). Erick Kambala 

gardener, driver, house cleaner

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: No

His storyErick worked in Malawi as a driver. But the salary was so low that he decided to move to South Africa and try to work here. He says he can be a driver, gardener or do house cleaning. In the meantime we found work for him (in Paarl!) and now he is still looking for employment on the day(s) marked green above. The Paarl family gave him a nice testimonial.

In South Africa he was a gardener for 2 days, helping out a family when they needed an additional person and their regular gardener Andrew brought him with to work. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidWe got Erick through One Stop Domestic. He has been working for us now for several months one day a week as a gardener. We live in Paarl and he comes from Stellenbosch and travelling has so far not been a problem. We both work and leave him a list of things he needs to do. He always gets to everything by the time we return from work. He is committed and I can recommend him.

Our observationErick describes himself as a humble, honest and faithful person. He says he is a quick learner and his wife and children stay in Malawi.

Name: 39.) Noxi Sitwayi 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNoxi currently works for a Pizza place since the beginning of 2018. But due to bad payment she would rather like to clean a domestic home instead. She says she knows how to iron and how to work in a house. We contacted the pizzeria for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidNoxi is a good and friendly person. She works at our pizza place and does everything from cleaning, to making pizzas and dealing with clients. I can definitely recommend her for cleaning and will understand if she finds better paid work.

Our observationNoxi says she is hardworking, honest and likes to clean. On weekends, she goes to church.

Name: 40.) Maggie Mdluli 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1963

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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: 41.) Millicent Siziba 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMillicent worked for 1,5 years for a married couple in Constantia. She cleaned and ironed for them until they got divorced and could no longer afford her. We contacted them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidMillicent worked for us for about a year, 3 days/week. She was always punctual and very trustworthy. Our children were already grown up so she just cleaned and ironed. When we got divorced we could no longer afford her, and that is the only reason she is no longer working for us.

Our observationIn her free time, Millicent goes to the beach or spends time with her children. On Sundays, she goes to church and she describes herself as someone who likes new challenges. 

Name: 42.) Nola Mtshazo 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who likes to cook

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out 

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNola worked at a restaurant for 3 years, where she cooked and cleaned. After that, she started working for a family and she has been working for them for 3 years now once a week. We contacted them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one 

What the reference saidNola is currently working for us one day a week. She has been working for me for 3 years now and I find her very trustworthy, hardworking and reliable. I fully trust her and think she will be a plus for every employer. I will understand it if she finds full time work to improve her income.

Our observationNola likes cooking and describes herself as friendly and honest and on weekends, she goes to church.

Name: 43.) Constance Khotso 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Since 2012 Constance is cleaning 2 days/week in Cape Town and her employers really want her to find work the other days in order to improve her income. She was also a stand in domestic for 8 weeks. We spoke to both employers who gave her a nice reference. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Constance has been with us twice a week since 2012.  Her work includes cleaning as well as taking care of our laundry. She is absolutely trustworthy, you can give her your house keys or alarm code. I am also impressed by how hard working she is. Constance has the right attitude, her work is important to her. She is not demanding at all and would fit in anywhere.  I can truly recommend her and anyone can contact me about a reference for her.

Constance worked for us for about 8 days as a stand in domestic. She got on with the job and used her own initiative. She is hard working and reliable as well as honest.

Our observation: In her free time Constance likes to play with her children.  She says she likes a clean house and likes to communicate. She is an experienced cleaning lady who - after an initial introduction - will be able to go on without supervision.

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Name: 44.) Melody Nyathi

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers or carer for elderly who holds a home based care certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Melody worked for a lady for 2 years and then had to go back to Zimbabwe. Back in South Africa she worked for a family for 9 months for a stand in lady.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Melody worked for us for about 2 years until she had to (unfortunately) go back to Zimbabwe. She cleaned for us a few days a week when we needed her and I was extremely happy with her work.

Melody worked for us for 9 months while our regular domestic was absent. She cleaned and took care of my son, who was 3 years old at the time. We were very happy with both her cleaning and the way she took care of and interacted with our child.

Our observation: Melody says she is social, easy to talk to, open minded and ambitious. On weekens, she plays volleyball or goes to the beach.

Name: 45.) Granny Chinengundu

Cleaning lady with an Au Pair, housekeeping and CPR certificate who was a chef at a restaurant

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Firgrove, Macassar

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Granny worked for 2 years for a restaurant as a chef but also had to clean. Evening shifts didn't work out for her family life and she could no longer do homework with her kids. Therefore, she started working at a coffee shop, where she stayed for 8 months until they closed down. We contacted the coffee shop owner for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Granny worked at our coffee shop for 8 months before we were forced to close down. She has a lovely personality and is always willing to help and to assist. She only took off from work in emergencies. She is neat and a good cleaner. Our coffee shop had to be presentable at all times.

Our observation: Granny likes a clean environment and enjoys cooking. She is willing to do any job and describes herself as a go-getter. On weekends, she goed to church, meets up with friends and participates in parenting groups.

Name: 46.) Patience Klaasen 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with office cleaning experience who doesn't have own children, can do basic cooking, holds a housekeeping certificate and speaks Afrikaans

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

LivesIn Strand

Language(s)Afrrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes

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

Her storyPatience worked for the same family full time for just over 2 years. She cleaned, took care of the laundry and in the afternoons played with the 3 and 5 year old children. She also worked for the offices of her family a few days a week as a cleaner. Before her domestic work she worked on a farm in Robertson for 9 years until her contract ended. She has got a housekeeping certificate of which we have a copy.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatience worked for us for about two years full time. She was very trustworthy and we liked having her around. Unfortunately our financial situation changed and we could no longer afford her. We live in Gordon's Bay and Patience likes children a lot, our children loved to play with her. Her cleaning and ironing were also good.

Our observationPatience describes herself as passionate about children. She doesn't have children of her own which is good for any working relationship but she helped to raise all her friend's children and has experience with kids.

Name: 47.) Kholeka Petela

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Kholeka cleaned ofr 1 year for a student in Stellenbosch once a week and we contacted the student for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Kholeka worked for me for 1 year, once a week until I graduated. She was always punctual and cleaned well, was very honest and reliable. Kholeka is, over all, a lovely lady who works at a reasonable speed and always communicates her thoughts well.

Our observation: Kholeka describes herself as a good communicator. On weekends, she goes to church and spends time with her children. She also likes to listen to music in her house.

Name: 48.) Priscillar Mugoviwa

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who likes to cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Priscillar worked for a family with 4 children full time for several weeks until they could no longer afford her. We contacted them for a testimonial. She loves to cook and says she would not mind to cook for the entire family if someone has the time to teach her how he/she wants it to be done.  In the meantime she found full time work for herself but is very underpaid and would like to find a new family.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Priscillar worked for us for only a few weeks until we realized we can no longer afford a domestic. There was absolutely nothing wrong with her and if we could afford it she would still be working for us.  But our circumstances changed over night. She cleaned thoroughly, ironed well and was friendly with our four children who were at that stage between 2 and 8 years old. The children were not her main task but she played with the 2 year old now and then in the afternoons.

Our observation: Priscillar is an introvert who is very friendly, polite and soft spoken.  She cleaned to our full satisfaction and thanked us for the opportunity to attend the course. In her free time she likes to read and spend time with her family.

Name: 49.) Precious Mhradze 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who holds certificates for 1st aid, CPR, developmental baby stimulation and nutrition, housekeeping and cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPrecious worked for a family with a 4 year old daughter for 2 years, until the daughter went to creche and they could no longer afford her. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPrecious looked after my 4 year old daughter and was very good with her. She cleans and irons well, cooked food for my daughter and is very honest and punctual.

Our observationPrecious describes herself as hardworking and eager to learn. She loves children and communicates well. On weekends, she enjoys resting and going to church.

Name: 50.) Mimi Bleriwe 

Cleaner or nanny for school kids who can cook and bake

Nationality: South African

Born in : 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyIn the Eastern Cape Mimi worked for 2 years at the confectionary of SPAR's catering service. When she and her husband, who is working full time, moved to Cape Town she cleaned for a company until the contract ended. In 2015 One Stop Domestic placed her in a family in Somerset with two school children. We placed her again into a family in Somerset until she was in a taxi accident and because of her long absence they had to fill her position. But now she is good to go again....See all testimonials below.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidMimi 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 until we decided to use cleaning services once a week. Mimi cleaned thoroughly. My two primary school children liked her as well, she always had a nice word for them.

One Stop Domestic placed Mimi with us and she was working for us full time for about 18 months. She was working alone at home while my husband and I were at work and nothing went missing ever with money sometimes all over the place. She is such a friendly nature and had to walk up a hill each morning to get to us. When she was in a taxi accident her leg was in a cast for quite some time. We kept contact for a long time but then had to replace her as the leg needed more time to heal than everyone thougt before. I can definitely recommen her, fully trusted her with my house and belongings.

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

Name: 51.) Porcia Yekiwe 

Cleaning lady or nanny for babies who holds a baby and toddler development and stimultion certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Porcia likes children a lot. She has got a baby and toddler development and stimulation course of which we have a copy.  For 2 years she worked for the same family until they could no longer afford her.  She cleaned the house and took care of the laundry and sometimes played with the 4 year old child of the family. We placed Porcia and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Porcia worked for us for 3 years until we had to let her go because of financial reasons. She was an excellent worker and always went that extra mile for us. She is very honest and clever and she always finished my to-do list. I only gave her extra things to do as she put herself into a good routine of what to do when. She sometimes also played with our 4 year old daughter and she really likes children. 

Our observation: Porcia says if someone teaches her how to cook she is willing to cook for her new family. She is neat, polite and in her free time sings in a choir. 

Name: 52.) Lucia Bunhu 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who likes to cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 53.) Cathrine Gavaza

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Cathrine worked for a lady for 4 months. The family let her go because of financial problems

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Cathrine worked for us for 4 months until we could no longer afford her. She cleaned, ironed and sometimes took my granddaughter out for walks. We trusted her fully and hope she'll find a new family soon.

Our observation: Cathrine says she is good at packing clothes and cleaning. On weekends, she reads the Bible and other books and goes to church. She describes herself as a rather private person.

Name: 54.) Valerie Koopman 

Cleaning lady who irons very 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. With the current employer we placed her she has now already been working again for over a year and they are very happy with her too.

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. We communicate via whatsapp voice messages or call each other. I will never trade her for a lazy one who is literate!

Our observationValerie goes to church on Sundays and describes herself as a calm family person.

Name: 55.) Mpho Makate

Cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: From Lesotho

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa and Sesotho

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Mpho worked at a restaurant for 3 years, until her contract ended. Then she worked at another restaurant for 5 years until she moved.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Mpho worked for us for 5 years full time until she moved to Cape Town. She was a waitress and was very reliable. Every day, our ladies had to clean the restaurant as well as the toilets. She proved to be extremely capable and was always friendly. We were sad when she left.

Our observation: Mpho describes herself as a hard worker. She is willing to learn, is a passionate person and likes a challenging job. She enjoys  spending time with her family and likes watching TV. On weekends, she likes to go shopping and on Sundays goes to Church.

Name: 56.) Julia Magywalisa 

Cleaner or nanny for babies                            

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Lives: in Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 57.) Gloria Mngqibisa 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 1 year Gloria was a chef in the salad section of a restaurant until the restaurant closed down. The next 3 years she worked as a housekeeper in a hotel but transport became an issue. For 3 years, she worked at a wine tasting kelder, but new owners took over a lot of contracts were not renewed.

References: Yes, one

What the references saidGloria and I worked together at a wine tasting kelder. She worked there for 3 years. I stopped earlier and started my own import business. Gloria is an awesome person. She is honest and has a cheerful personality. She helped with food preparations, cleaning and stock taking. We handled up to 180 tourists some days and Gloria supervised all other workers and told them what to do, showed them again, was very patient with them and always had a great overview of what needed to be done when. She is intelligent and will be a great addiditon to any family.

Our observationGloria describes herself as friendly, hardworking, punctual, honest and proactive. On weekends, she likes to attend to home chores and to relax.

Name: 58.) Zuki Makinana

Cleaner or nanny for babies who can cook and holds certificates in: early childhood development and stimulation, housekeeping and home management, did an internship at a playschool and worked with children from 2 to 5 years of age

Nationality: South African

born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

LivesIn Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyZuki worked for 3 years full time for a shoe selling shop in Cape Town. She did a bit of everything, cleaning the shelves, floors and toilets, operating the till and processing the pay slips. After the shop closed down she helped a family clean (her husband is their gardener)We called both for a testimonial and have a copy of her certificates. We placed her for over a year until the family could no longer afford her. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidZuki was our bigges asset around. She worked for us for 3 years and was sick only a few days. She is dedicated and hard working and was good with our clients. Zuki is loyal and I am sure if she starts with a family she is comitted to work there for a very long time.

Zuki worked for me off and on when my own cleaning lady was not there. Her husband has been our gardener for years. Zuki works well and knows everything about house cleaning. She cooked for us when I couldn't do it and was fine with our dog inside the house. Her ironing was up to standard and our children are already grown ups.

Our observationZuki says she likes animals and children. She describes herself as a hard working person who is friendly and loyal.

Name: 59.) Arlette Funzi

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Congolian

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in a flat in Eersterivier

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Arlette worked for a family 3 days/week for a year. She went back to  Congo and ever since her sister is working for that family. But they gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Arlette worked for us for around 6 months. Then she went back to Congo. Her sister filled her position and is still with us. Arlette cleans and irons well. She sometimes looked after our child (5 years old) . The two of them were alone and we fully trusted her. Our child was very fond of her.

Our observation: Arlette likes to clean and likes being in a clean house. On weekends, she cooks, washes and goes to church.

Name: 60.) Zine Gwexa 

Cleaning lady who likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Zine worked for 6 months on a farm until she got a leg injury and could not stand for a long time and had to quit working there.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: We worked together at Timber Lea Farm. She ia a hard working, very reliable person. She got a leg injury and couldn't stand and work on the farm any longer. It was seasonal work on a contract basis. We were doing various things like pruning, cleaning and packing. 

Our observation: Zine is good with general cleaning and likes to cook. She likes to work, to communicate and smile. On weekends, she cleans her own house and goes to church. 

Name: 61.) Prim Phendulwa

Cleaner or nanny for school children who cooked for children before

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: First Prim worked as a security officer at a hospital. She then worked for a family for 2 years. The two grandchildren were 8 and 9 years old and liked her a lot. She didn't play but interacted with them. The family gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Prim worked for us for 2 years. She is very nice, reliable and punctual. She is a good cleaner and irons well. In the beginning I gave her an introduction of how I want things done. Prim's husband worked for my husband and it was a 2 year contract, after which they moved away. Our 8 and 9 year old grandchildren liked her. She didn't play with them, but interacted with them very nicely. Prim has a very good heart and I can recommend her.

Our observation: Prim is friendly and likes to smile. On weekends, she takes her children to the park and cooks. She enjoys playing netball and listening to music and on Sundays goes to church.

Name: 62.) Azi Nodiba 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAzi attended a 3 week cleaning course and we called the instructors for a testimonial. She also cleaned for a lady only for one day when she needed extra help. We also contacted her about Azi.

References: Yes, two

What the references saidI remember Azi well. She attended our 3 week cleaning course and was a very good student. She was alwyas on time. We do have a work placment office where she is registered but we do encourage the ladies to register with more places to improve their chances to find work.

Azi cleaned for me one day when we needed extra help. She cleaned well and I hope One Stop Domestic can find permanent work for her.

Our observation: Azi came with a smile and left with one. She is shy at first but says she likes to please her employer and that she likes both cleaning and children a lot.

Name: 63.) Sné Mtimkhilu

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a home based care certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: In Zimbabwe Sné worked for the same people for 1 year until she decided to move to South Africa. Here she has been working for a restaurant for the past 3 years but will prefer to work for a private household again as it will mean no shift work. We contacted the restaurant.

References: Yes, one

What the references saidSné has been working for us in our restaurant for 3 years now. We call her when we need her and she works different shifts. She is a great lady who is punctual and healthy. All our ladies have to clean and be a waitress. We are happy with her.

Our observationSné is a bit shy, but likes people and is very honest. She is friendly as well as hardworking and on weekends, she goes to the cinema with her friends and Sundays to church. She also enjoys spending time with her family.

Name: 64.) Precious Matoyi

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with an advanced night nursing course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Precious worked at a pre-school for 6 months and after that, she worked for a family for 3 years.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Precious is excellent with children and played with mine, who were 2 and 5 years old. She is also very good with cleaning and doing laundry. She worked for me full time for 3 years and cooked for the kids twice a week. Nothing ever went missing and she was always punctual. I became a stay-at-home mom, so it was no longer necessary to employ her.

Our observation: Precious can iron and clean well. She is friendly, listens to others and loves playing with children. She enjoys singing and reading, but doesn't like watching TV. On weekends, she reads the Bible, plays with her children and cooks.

Name: 65.) Phiwo Matungane

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Phiwo worked in a factory for 3 years, where she first cleaned and then operated two machines. She went to the Eastern Cape for a while, but when she returned, had been replaced.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Phiwo is a very good, hard worker. She worked for my company in the production area and operated two machines, as well as cleaning the factory. Our ladies all start off as cleaners and she was always punctual and ended up staying with us for 3 years! She worked both day and night shift for us on a full time basis. She went to the Eastern Cape for a long time and we had to fill her position.

Our observation: Phiwo loves to clean offices and in her free time, she listens to music, watches TV and just relaxes. On weekends, she goes to church and visits the beach.

Name: 66.) Theresa Chinombe 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can do basic cooking, likes animals, and has a 1st aid, CPR and night nursing certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyTheresa worked for a family full time for one year. She then went to Zimbabwe and came back a week later than agreed on and the family had gotten a new domestic. Theresa cleaned, did some laundry but mostly played with the 3 children and cared for them, the youngest one was 4 years old.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Theresa worked for us for just more than one year. She cooked together with the mother. Our kids adored her and she even swam with them. We took her everywhere, to the movies and Ratanga Junction in the vacation. We had another lady who did the cleaning so Theresa's main job was to look after the children and do light house work in the mornings. She was very reliable and responsible with them and they still miss her.

Our observationTheresa is very sporty. She swims, plays netball and soccer. She likes to read and Sundays goes to church. She also likes animals.

Name: 67.) Idah Macheya 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with creche experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, three

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

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

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

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

Name: 68.) Netsai Komboni

Cleaning lady with a 1st aid, nanny and childcare certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Netsai worked for a family for 3 years as a cleaning lady. She also helped out at a restaurant whenever they needed her. Additionally, she has done house sitting for 2 different houses. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Netsai worked for us as a cleaning lady. She is friendly, reliable, cleans very well and I am happy with her work. After I reduced my work hours, I could clean the house myself and we therefore no longer needed her.

Our observation: Netsai is good with children and enjoys washing windows. She is humble, easy going and straight forward. On weekends, she loves to read novels. 

Name: 69.) Lucy Modondo

Cleaning lady with guesthouse experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 2 years Lucy worked for a family with two children aged 2 months and 2 years. She cleaned and also looked after the children but when they moved overseas she forgot to ask them for a reference letter. She then cleaned a guesthouse until it became low season and they no longer needed her. We called the owner for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLucy has been working for our guesthouse for 18 months. She is always on time and hard working. She cleans and also irons for us and we can highly recommend her. Unfortunately in low season we are not very busy and have to let some of the ladies go. We know we risk that next season they have found permanent domestic work.

Our observationLucy likes children and likes to be told when she is doing something wrong and on Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 70.)  Alice Jumbe 

Cleaning lady or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Alice worked full time for a family for 2 years as a cleaning lady until the family relocated. She currently works for a family as a babysitter for their 6 month old baby but they only call her every now and then and Alice would like to work full time again.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Alice worked for us full time as a cleaning lady for 2 years. She is very reliable and never missed a day's work, even when the taxis striked. She was never in a hurry to go home and is hard working. We moved to the Eastern Cape and, had it not been for that, she would still be working for us.

Alice works for us when we call her as a babysitter for my 6 month old child. I always leave her alone because I have to go to work and we enjoy her energetic, friendly nature. On top of that, she is also very trustworthy. All in all she has been working for us now about 20 times in the last 3 months and we fully trust her with our baby, who always is at ease and happy when I return.

Our observation: Alice is good with child care and loves to look after children and to clean. On weekends, she goes to church and plays with her grandchild.

Name: 71.) Babra Muzeza 

Cleaning lady 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one 

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

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

Name: 72.) Talent Samson

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1998

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Talent worked for a family in Stellenbosch for a total of 30 days when they needed her. Her husband is their gardener so they asked her to come and help out. She cleaned for them and we contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Talent works for us as a cleaning lady whenever we asked her to. She is honest and I am very happy with her. We understand that she is looking for a reliable full time job (since we can't commit to specific days).

Our observation: Talent describes herself as reliable. On weekends, she cleans her own house, goes to church and plays with her child.

Name: 73.) Grace Salimwaka 

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Grace worked for an employer for 1.5 years, but they could no longer afford her. Then, she worked at a place where she only had to clean. She worked there for 6 months.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Grace worked for us for 6 months and is a very willing lady who doesn't do a half-job. I can definitely recommend her.

Grace looked after our 4 month old baby and our 3 year old child while me and my husband worked. She also cleaned and ironed. She loves to do washing and has a super personality: always willing to learn and help out. She also has a big heart for kids. We had to let her go because of financial reasons.

Our observation: She likes children and spending time with them. She also enjoys watching television, reading and playing netball.

Name: 74.) Chenai Mutangadura

Cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 10 years old

Her story: Chenai worked for a family one month when their regular domestic was on leave, where she did housekeeping and looked after 2 teenagers aged 13 and 15. She is currently working 1 day a week for a family where she does housekeeping.

References: Yes, two.

What the reference said: Chenai speaks good English, is very reliable and can easily be left unattended. She was with us for 6 months. She cleaned and ironed diligently, was on time and has never been sick once.

Chenai's sister works for me and Chenai stepped in for her for 1 month (for maternity leave). I have one 10 and one 13 year old boy and we were very happy with her. If her sister wasn't our permanent domestic, I would definitely employ her full time.

Our observation: Chenai likes cleaning and is good with ironing. She describes herself as quiet, funny and trustworthy. She enjoys spending time with her children by taking them to the park or beach.

Name: 75.) Vimbi Tarehwa 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who can cook and holds a nanny and child care certificate 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Vimbi worked full time for a family for 2 years until they could no longer afford her and we contacted them for a reference. After that, she worked at a guesthouse for another 2 years until she fell pregnant and decided to be a mom for a while.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Vimbi worked for us for 2 years. She took care of my 8 month old baby, helped me a lot and even cooked for us every now and then. She is a hard worker, observant, very considerate and uses her own initiative. I left her alone often with my baby each time I had to go somewhere. I was extremely satisfied with her ironing, cleaning and the way she handled my child.

Our observation: Vimbi is good with cleaning, ironing and washing windows. She is punctual, hard working, kind and enjoys talking to people and playing with children. On weekends she likes listening to music and goes to church.

Name: 76.) Diana Aaron 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Diana worked full time for a family as a cleaning lady and nanny. But when the children grew older, the family moved away.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Diana worked for us for 1 year and was only let go because we moved too far away. She is brilliant and we truly miss her. She looked after our child from the age of one year and they had a tight bond. She did housecleaning when our child had a nap, but was mostly there to look after and play with our child. She is such a positive person who naturally loves children. You won't ever go wrong in chosing her.

Our observation: Diana says she enjoys cleaning and playing with children. She is always in a cheerful mood. On weekends, she cleans her house, spends time with her own children and does fun activities with them.

Name: 77.) Susan Chihota 

Cleaning lady who has twins herself and hotel experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 1 year Susan worked as a cleaning lady for a family. She then fell pregnant and left to be a mom for a while. She's also got hotel experience and we contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidSusan worked for us for a few months until she had her baby and decided to be a mom. It was for a hotel that I run. Her responsibilites were mainly to clean the rooms. During her time with us nothing went missing and she was reliable and punctual. She didn't have to do any ironing with us.

Our observationSusan describes herself as friendly and hard working. And on weekends, she likes to spend time with her twins.

Name: 78.) Angela Nyanisi

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who was a chef at a restaurant and has guesthouse experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Angela worked at a guesthouse for 1 year. She then started working at a private home until her employers moves away. After that, she worked as a chef in a restaurant in Stellenbosch for 9 months, but shift work was not working out for her and her family and she is now looking for domestic work again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Angela worked for us for 1 year. At the time, my children were aged 2 and 5. She is hardworking and knows how to clean and iron. I know that she cooks well, but I preferred to cook myself. She learns new skills very quickly and does things the way you want them done after you showed her once. My children and I loved her a lot.

Our observation: Angela is very good at cooking and describes herself as social and trustworthy. She spends her spare time reading novels and enjoys being with her family.

Name: 79.) Grace Masesa  

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: In Zimbabwe, Grace worked for 3 years as a supermarket manager. She came to South Africa for a better income and temporarily joined a cleaning company. She currently cleans student homes in Stellenbosch and we phoned one for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Grace is now with us for 8 months. I'm a student from Stellenbosch and she only comes when we phone her. She communicates well and sometimes even irons for us. Her English is good and Grace is very trustworthy.

Our observation: Grace says she likes to tidy and put things in order. She describes herself as a friendly and punctual person.

Name: 80.) Elaine Matthyse  

Cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Eersterivier

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Elaine worked at a creche for 3 years. There, she had to look after children and clean. After that, she worked in a factory for 6 months. She has been looking after a family's 4 month old baby every now and then and we still try to get a hold of that reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Elaine worked for about 6 months on a time contract for our company in the production line. She is a cheerful, good and reliable person. She had to clean for us as well and we never had any problems with her. I truly hope that she will soon find work.

Our observation: Elaine says she enjoys to look after children as much as to clean. She likes playing with them and is a good communicator. She says she gets along with everyone around her and on weekends, she goes out, spends time with her family, goes to church and sings.

Name: 81.) Veronica Majangara

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers who can cook well and worked for the same family for 5 years

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Veronica worked in Clanwilliam for 5 years as a housekeeper and child minder and we contacted the family for a testimonial. She then moved because of her husband's work to Cape Town, became a chef at Java Cafe for 1,5 years and left when she fell pregnant. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Veronica worked for us full time for 5 years. Our child was 4 years old and loved her. She moved away so we had to replace her. I was very happy with her attitude towards work and the way she was with our child. We felt we could savely any time leave them alone and it was difficult for us to replace her. I really hope she will find employment down there soon.

Our observation: Veronica describes herself as dedicated, hardworking, friendly and on time. She loves to cook and likes children. In her free time she runs and interacts with her family.

Name: 82.) Hazel Chimu

Cleaning lady who holds a 1st aid and nanny/Au Pair certificate, instead of working full time would prefer to keep her Tuesday work as she likes the employer a lot

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Hazel worked for a cleaning agency for over 3 years, where she mainly cleaned offices. The agency had to reduce staff and after that, she worked as a cleaning lady for a family, but later, they could no longer afford to pay her. After that, she started working for a lady once a week on Tuesdays. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Hazel worked for us full time for 3 years. She is trustworthy, always willing to help and we were very happy with her. We can definitely recommend her. We had to let her go because of financial reasons.

Hazel has been cleaning for us once a week now for 6 months. She is exremely reliable and always on time. I would also describer her as a fast learner.

Our observation: Hazel loves exercising and reading. She is an all-rounder and describes herself as a quiet worker. On weekends, she enjoys meeting with friends.

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Name: 83.) Florence Muchenje 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who holds certificates in Au Pair, 1st aid and CPR 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFlorence worked for a family full time for two years. She was the nanny and looked after the baby while another lady cleaned. When the child went to creche full time they no longer had work for her and now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidFlorence worked for us for 2 years. She looked after our baby while my wife and I worked. Her main job was to look after the baby although she sometimes also cleaned and did some laundry. When the child went to creche full time there was nothing for her to do any more as we had a cleaning lady. She is a good worker and we are happy that she was part of our family for those years.

Our observationFlorence describes herself as well organized and cheerful. In her free time she likes to make clothes and she is passionate about children. 

Name: 84.) Taurai Makoni

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 85.) Challen Chikomba 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with a home nursing certificate who worked for the same family for 3 years

Nationality: Zimbabwean lady

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin Kuilsrivier

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 story: In Zimbabwe Challen worked for 2 years in a hospital as a volunteer. Here in South Africa she did home nursing and cleaning for an elderly lady for 1 month until the family relocated to the UK. Thereafter, she worked for a family for one year as a cleaning lady until they had to let her go because of financial reasons. For the following 3 years she worked for a family with a 3 year old child, where she did housekeeping and cleaning but also played with their child. 

References: Yes, 3

What the reference said: Challen helped us for 1 month with my sick mother. She cleaned, ironed and helped with my mom's personal hygiene. She was kind and patient and the only reason we had to let her go, was because we moved to the UK. I would definitely recommend her.

Challen worked for us for almost a year until I was retrenched at work and could no longer afford to pay her. She cleaned and ironed and is a lovely lady. She also interacted well with our 7 year old daughter and I hope that she will find a nice family soon.

Challen worked for us for 3 years until we couldn't afford her anymore. She cleaned and ironed well and is a neat person. She bonded well with our then 3 year old daughter and really likes children.

Our observation: Challen is caring and is good with taking care of babies and disabled people. She enjoys cooking and likes people. She is caring, hardworking, big hearted and likes talking. On weekends, she goes to church and does shopping.

Name: 86.) Patricia Dzikiti 

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddler who cooked dinner before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Klapmuts

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 storyPatricia worked for a family in Zimbabwe for 4 years, where she did cleaning and babysitting. She had to leave, because the employers moved to the UK. Then she worked as a nanny in the Eastern Cape for 3 years. A relative of the family started looking after the children and they no longer needed Patricia's assistance. In Cape Town, she worked as a nanny for a family for a year until they could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia worked for me for 4 years and she is a great lady. She worked full time and took care of our children, who were 3 and 1 years old when she started with us. She cleaned, ironed and cooked for us and the kids are still asking about her. My aunt moved in with us and that's the only reason why she is no longer working for us. I was working, so Patricia was at home with the children all by herself and unsupervised.

Our observationPatricia says she is always happy and takes corrections with a smile. She loves her work and is good with children, cleaning and cooking. She likes listening to music, playing netbal and on weekends being indoors. 

Name: 87.) Lilian Mugada 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who can cook and holds certificates in elderly care, 1st aid, and baby stimulation & development 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Somerset West in Main Road

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLilian's husband is a pastor of a church in the Helderberg. Lilian cared for a sick family member until the family member passed away. To increase her chances to find work she attended an elderly care course as well as an Au pair, child care, infant stimulation as well as first aid course. In the meantime she has found work and we contacted the employer for a testimonial. But since it is one day a week only she is willing to take on a full time position.

She currently works as a cleaning lady one day a week and we contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Lilian has been working for us for 2 years now. She has never once been sick and I can fully recommend her. She is an honest and wonderful person. I also met her husband on a few occasions and can only say the very best about him too. Their children are also very well brought up. 

Our observationLilian says she is intersted in any kind of work, be it cleaning, cooking, a nanny position or caring for the elderly. She describes herself as easy going and hard working and in her free time she reads, cleans her own house and attends church where her husband is the pastor.

Name: 88.) Cleo Kobe 

Cleaning lady                         

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCleo worked for a cleaning company as part of their permanent crew for 5 years. Then the cleaning company closed down and we called the owner of the cleaning company for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCleo worked for us for about 5 years. She was honest and neat and was never absent. We were based in Cape Town and she always made it on time. She has a very good nature and we can recommend her to anyone. Her work was mainly cleaning private houses and iron and in the 5 years we also never had any customers complaining about her. Would we not have closed down she would still be working for us.

 Our observationCleo has no children of her own and lives together with her sister in Stellenbosch. She is very friendly and eager to find work. She describes herself as easy going and flexible.

Name: 89.) Cynthia Khanyongo 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who worked for 5 years in a family with 5 children (one downsyndrome child) and has experience as a waitress

Nationality: South Africa

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For 5 years, Cynthia worked for a family with 5 children and gave special attention to the child who was disabled. She moved far away after her husband and had to resign. She also has experience as a waitress and is now looking for a new family again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Cynthia worked for us for 5 years as a sleep in domestic. She worked very hard and cleaned our house, ironed and cooked for us. We have 5 children and our youngest one was about 1 year old when she started to work for us. Our one downsyndrome child was 6 years at the time and was 11 when she left and she gave special attention to him each day. She has a good discipline with the children and was very patient with them. She is really one of a kind.

Our observation: Cynthia loves cleaning, cooking and ironing. She also enjoys to play with children and describes herself as humble, understanding and respectful. 

Name: 90.) Lizzy Khalata

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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, 3 years old

Her story: Lizzy worked at a doctor's practice for 4 years, but then relocated. She worked for a family for 2 years and also has cleaning company experience.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Lizzy worked for us for 2 years, 3 days a week, until we moved. She is a quiet worker and always smiling. She is always willing to go the extra mile for you. She cleaned, ironed and helped me with the children. Our youngest one was 3 years old and all my children all loved her. She also helped me with cooking and isn't afraid of new challenges.

Lizzy worked for us for 4 years and we were extremely happy with her. We were sad when she moved away. She is precise, friendly and extremely pleasant. We have sick people all day long and everything needs to run smoothly. She often had to work under pressure. She was lovely with all the patients and we didn't have a single complaint about her in all the years.

Our observation: Lizzy likes ironing and cooking. She is a bit shy and describes herlsef as friendly and easy going. On weekends, she goes to church and goes out with her children to places like the beach.

Name: 91.) Florence Pfumbidza

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Florence worked for a family in Somerset West for 4 years. The family had financial trouble and their children did not need a nanny anymore. And now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Florence worked for us for 4 years as a cleaning lady and nanny. She is absolutely trustworthy and hardworking. She looked after my boy from when he was 3 years old and after my girl from newborn-age. She also cooked for us and I left both children unsupervised with her. She is lovely. We could no longer afford her and our kids grew up. I hope she'll find a nice family soon.

Our observation: Florence enjoys working with kids and cleaning kitchens. She says she is ambitious, goal-oriented and funny. On weekends, she goes to the beach, bakes or reads novels.

Name: 92.) Tamara Mkholokoto

Cleaning lady with a housekeeping certificate who worked for the same family for 4 years

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Tamara worked for a couple for 4 years. Initially 5 days a week but her working days were reduced to now once a week.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Tamara worked for us for 4 years. She first worked for us full time, but since I became a widow, I can now only afford her once a week on a Saturday. She cleans and irons very well and also cleans windows nicely. She is trustworthy, smart and works well without supervision.

Our observation: Tamara describes herself as talkative, trustworthy, friendly, punctual and hardworking. On weekends, she goes to church, goes out with her family, cleans and cooks.

 

 

Name: 93.) Cynthia Mudzengerere 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s 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 lady for a family in Somerset for 2 years. When she gave birth to her 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.

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  enjoys to play with children as much as cleaning. On weekends she goes to church or cleans her own house.

Name: 94.) Lillian Nkohla

Cleaner or nanny for small babies who has worked for the same employer for 15 years and holds a home management certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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, 3 months old

Her story: Lillian works for the last two years 2 days a week in Cape Town. She looked after a 3 month old child full time until the child went to creche at age 2. That was the family's reason to reduce her working days. Additionally, she has been working for a couple and their mother once a week for 15 years.

References: Yes, two 

What the references said: Lillian has now been working for me and my husband for 15 years. She works for us every second Saturday and the remaining Saturdays for my mother. She cleans and irons for us beautifully and polishes our bath taps until they shine. We often leave her alone and trust her 100%. She is loyal, reliable and almost never ill. I know she has worked with children before and think that she would make a stunning nanny too.

Lillian has been working for us for 2 years now. She cleaned our house and looked after our daughter from 3 months old completely unsupervised. Our home is in an outstanding condition because of her and she has a lot of attention to detail. Our daughter was always very well cared for and happy. She grew very fond of Lillian. Lillian is well organized and takes pride in her work. Our daughter recently started creche and we had to reduce Lillian's days. I really hope she'll find work on those days very soon.

Our observation: Lillian is punctual, trustworthy and reliable. On weekends, she likes watching TV and going to church. On top of that, she also cleans for a family on Saturdays.

Name: 95.) Linda Mashazhu

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: In Zimbabwe Linda worked for a finanacing office. When she moved to South Africa she was working for 5 months for a company that cleans construction sides before they are handed over. They only do contracts for 5 months at a time. Linda is now looking for a position as a cleaning lady in a priate home.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Linda was employed by us for 5 months. All the ladies only get contracts for that length, even if they are as good as Linda was. She always showed up and I can describer her as hard working and getting along well with everyone else. The ladies clean the buildings before they are handed over and must be very reliable as we often work against time.

Our observation: Linda describes herself as a fast learner who works quietly and is flexible. On weekends she enjoys watching TV, to meet with friends and going to church.

Name: 96.) Phumza Sodladla

Cleaner with waitress and hotel cleaning experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Phumza worked for 2 years for a family full time and we contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Phumza was our cleaning lady for about 2 years. She was always willing to learn new things and was a hard worker. She is also always eager to please you and follows instructions well. I can recommend her.

Our observation: Phumza describes herself as a thorough cleaner. She likes to give houses a deep clean , is friendly, polite and likes to learn new things. On weekends she cleans her own house and takes her children out for the day.

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Name: 97.) Nyari Setegwa

Cleaner or nanny for babies who holds a CPR, child minding and Au Pair certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Sir Lowry's Pass

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: Nyari first worked for a family in Tableview full time, until they moved away. Then, she worked for another family that was also located in Cape Town. And then for a creche in Somerset West for 1 month as part of her internship.

References: Yes, three 

What the reference said: Nyari worked for us as part of an extra education. The course was 15 days long and included training with children aged 2 months to 3 years old. It was a full day internship from 8 to 5 and I can recommend her for working with children.

Nyari worked for us for 2 months, 3 days a week until we could no longer afford her. She cleaned for us and took great care of my son, who was 1 year old at the time. I can definitely recommend her.

Nyari worked for us for 2 years. She was amazing and would still be working for us if we hadn't moved away. She spent a lot of time alone with our kids, who were 4 years and 6 months old. She also cooked for them. She had a very strong bond with the kids and it was very hard to replace her.

Our observation: Nyari loves children and cooking equally. She is interested in finding a family for long term employment and is committed and humble. On weekends, she goes to church, reads her bible and meets up with friends.

Name: 98.) Yvonne Mushure

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 99.) Nathi Ngxamani

Cleaner or nanny for babies who has cooked for children before

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974 

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Nathi worked at a creche in Stellenbosch for 3 years as part of an internship training program. Then, she cleaned in De Zalze as a stand in lady for 4 months, 3 days a week. 

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Nathi was our stand in lady for 4 months while regular domestic was ill. Nathi was presentable and neat in her appearance. She cleaned well, was punctual and was very honest. She was actually better than our regular domestic, but we felt too bad to let our old cleaning lady go.

Our observation: Nathi says she is a  thorough cleaner, who takes pride in her work  and likes to please her employer. On weekends, she goes to church and on Saturdays, she cleans her house and plays with her own children.

Name: 100.) Linnet Mavunga

Cleaner or nanny for babies who has cooked for children before and has office cleaning experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Linnet worked for a family for 2 years full time and looked after their two children, aged 9 months and 4 years. She then worked for a family for 2 years, cleaned for them and looked after their 4 year old son. Afterwards she worked for a family privately as well as in their offices and they still call her today when they need her. She was cleaning for them as well as playing with their children who were in primary school.

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference said: Linnet was with us for 2 years when our children were 9 months and 4 years old. My wife became a stay at home mom and her mother moved in with us, so there was no more need for us to employ Linnet further. She was mainly responsible for our children but also cleaned when there was time to and took care of the laundry. The kids really liked her and she also cooked for them.

Linnet worked for us for 2 years full time. She cleaned and took care of our 4 year old son. She is trustworthy and very warm with children.

Linnet has been working at both our office and private home. She still works as a cleaner at the office when we need her but we only have work for her every now and then. My kids love her and she looked many times after them. They are in primary school and I can truly recommend Linnet.

Our observation: Linnet describes herself as an open minded person who is evenly tempered and kind. On weekends she likes to read and clean her own house and Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 101.) Eneah Mhonie

Cleaner or gardener

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

His story: Eneah currently works for 3 different families. It is work he found himself and 2 families underpay him for years. He has worked for the one employer for 5 years and 4 years for the other 2. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Eneah has been with us for 5 years. He mainly works in the garden, but also cleans the house. He is a fast learner and is very clued up, polite and humble. We are very happy with him.

Our observation: Eneah is good with cleaning, ironing and gardening. On weekends, he goes to church or watches soccer on the television.

Name: 102.) Tendai Chauke 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

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Name: 103.) Memory Chikwavira

Cleaning lady with office cleaning experience who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Kuilsriver

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For 2 years Memory worked for an insurance company as a cleaner and tea lady and we called her supervisor for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Memory was with us for 2 years. She cleaned our offices and was our tea lady. She was always punctual and always smiling and if I could have I would have kept her on but we had to retrench staff. We had 3 cleaning ladies at the time and she came last and had to go first. I hope she will find a nice family soon as she really deservers it.

Our observation: Memory says she loves children and is up for any new challenge. In her free time she goes to the beach and describes herself as friendly and social.

Name: 104.) Mercy Mandidewa

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who cooked for children before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Mercy worked for a family for 2 years full time, until they moved away.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Mercy worked for us for 2 years until we moved. She is passionate about her work, a good cook and was great with our children who were 3 and 5 years at the time. And she also cooked for our children.

Our observation: Mercy says she is humble, friendly and honest. On weekends, she plays with her children and visits the park. She also enjoys going to church and doing some shopping.

Name: 105.) Prisca Kapawu

Cleaner or nanny for school children with hotel and restaurant experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Prisca is currently working for a family whenever they need her. She has been working there for 3 years and we contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Prisca is very trustworthy and a good cleaner. She never lets you down, is super friendly, humble and honest. She has been with us for 3 years and nothing ever went missing. 

Our observation: Prisca describes herself as trustworthy, honest and reliable. On weekends, she watches movies, plays with her children or goes to the beach.

Name: 106.) Phaustina Njikiza

Cleaner or nanny for babies who has worked for the same family for 4 years and can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Phaustina worked for a family for 4 years, until they moved away. Then she was with a family for 2 years.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Phaustina worked for us for 2 years full time. She looked after my baby from the age of 3 months old and also cleaned and ironed. She sometimes cooked for us as well. She is no longer with us because I became a stay-at-home mom. I can recommend her for both cleaning and looking after children.

Phaustina worked for us for 4 years. She cleaned, took care of the laundry, did child minding and cooked for our children. And when the boys reached a certain age, we unfortunately no longer needed her.

Our observation: Phaustina says she loves kids. She describes herself as kind, honest and eager to learn new things. She takes pride in her religion and on weekends, goes to church. She also teaches at Sunday School.

Name: 107.) Linda Demadema 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

Name: 150.) Emma Muchuweti 

Cleaning lady or nanny for babies with an early childhood development certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

LivesMilnerton - Summergreens

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEmma worked for a family full time for 6 months until they could no longer afford her when their daughter went to creche. We called them for a testimonial. Emma is currently working a few days a week but prepared to give it up for a full time position in order to increase her income.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidEmma worked for us full time for 6 months. She was alone at home with my daughter from when she was 4 months old. When my daughter was 10 months old, we decided to put her in a day care and could no longer afford Emma. I would describe her as lovely, punctual, efficient and keen to learn new things. If we had not put our daughter in creche, she would still be working for us. She is warm hearted and good with children. She had a great routine with our daughter which helped me on weekends and during the night. Emma slept in with us but didn't do any cooking for us.

Our observationEmma is good with children and very patient. She is confident and evenly tempered. On weekends, she sells shoes in the location and goes to church.

Name: 151). Albert Ngwira 

Cleaner or gardener who can do artisan work

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Houtbay

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAlbert's wife and child live in Malawi. He first worked in Joburg and helped to renovate houses. Then he worked for a film making company until his contract with them ended. We contacted both for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidAlbert worked for us for several months until the work we had contracted him for was finished. He helped to renovate 4 to 5 houses. Albert is very polite, always on time and a real go getter who's real trustworthy.

We are a film making company. Albert did all kinds of things for us. He helped to renovate and helped in the garden and I can say he is very honest and good with people. Sometimes he had to clean everything up and he is neat and well mannered and gets on with the job.

Our observationAlbert describes himself as non choosy and willing to learn new things. He's living together with another men and the two of them have to cook, clean, do laundry and iron their own clothes. Therefore Albert says he can be a gardener, housekeeper or renovate again. Albert presented us a Malawian police clearance certificate as well as a neat CV.

Name: 152.) Priscilla Mata 

Cleaning lady who likes children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Dunoon, Milnerton

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPriscilla was brought to our course in Somerset from Milnerton by her husband who has his own car. She currently works shifts in Cape Town. It is a company that makes packs food like sandwiches and distributes it to filling stations and shops. But Priscilla would prefer to work for a private household due to the bad shift times. She also says she knows everything about cleaning and ironing and we called the owner of the food manufactury for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPriscilla has worked for us 3 years now. I can say that she is very trustworthy, polite and respectful. If she can't come to work she let's us know each time and I can really recommend her. She has a good feeling for the food we make and pack and is a good team player. She also has to do general cleaning around the place and I am happy with that too.

Our observationPriscilla says she likes children. She describes herself as social and responsible, as well as patient and eager to learn new things.

Name: 153.) Ingrid Pietersen 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who holds an Au Pair, 1st Aid and nursing certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Tygerberg

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Ingrid did office cleaning for 3 years. After that, she worked for a family for 18 year (!)  but she forgot to ask them for a reference. She currently works twice a week for the same family and they gave her a great testimonial. Please see below.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: Ingrid has been working for us for 2 years now. She is polite and respectful and transport is not an issue for her. She is punctual and enthusiastic about her work. She irons excellently and takes no offense at being corrected. She is unmarried without children and loves both children and animals. To us, the way our dogs are treated is of great importance to us and she takes care of them very well. She is also popular with our grandchildren, is one hundren percent honest and has her own access to our house.

Our observation: Ingrid is a very experienced worker. She is humble, hardworking and does not like sitting around at home doing nothing. She says she is a quiet worker. During her free time, she likes playing with her own dog, watching movies and going for walks.

Name: 154.) Christine Jindu

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Delft

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 3 and 8 years old

Her story: For 7 years Christine worked for a company as an operator. She then found a family and worked as a cleaning lady and nanny for 7 months until they relocated to Durban. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Christine worked for us as a full time nanny for 7 months. She is a hard worker, honest and very trustworthy. I have 3 children and she looked after them very well. She even cleaned the house and our house was always tidy. She cooked for the children. For a neat, consistent, healthy and reliable nanny I can recommend her, because she can make you feel at ease whilst at work.

Our observation: Chistine likes cleaning, washing, ironing and tidying up. She describes herself as hardworking, friendly, punctual, reliable and honest. On weekends, she goes to church or to the beach.

Name: 155.) Eunice Chigumba  

Cleaner or nanny for school children with CPR, 1st aid and advanced child care certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out (but prefers to sleep in)

Livesin Eersterivier

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: Eunice worked for a single father with two boys for 8 years, but was let go because they could no longer afford her. See their testimonial below.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Eunice worked for us for 8 years. At the time, my 2 sons were 9 months and 3 years old. She cooked for our whole family and ran my house very well. I lost my wife and Eunice became like a mother to my two sons. I can highly recommend her and only had to let her go because of financial reasons.

Our observation: Eunice says she likes cleaning and te please her employer. On weekends, she goes to church, meets up with friends or plays netball.

Name: 156.) Stella Nyavanhu

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who holds a 1st aid, CPR and baby and child care certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Delft

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 story: For 2 years Stella worked for a family as a cleaning lady and in the afternoons was involved with the 3 and 5 year old children. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one 

What the reference said: Stella worked for us for about 2 years. We were very happy with her. We moved too far away from where she lived and that is the only reason she no longer works for us. Our children were 3 and 5 years old and she cooked for them, spend time with them in the afternoons, even bathed them for me. She also looked after them when they were sick, because me and my husband worked. Her cleaning and ironing was completely up to standard.

Our observation: Stella says she cleans and irons with confidence. She describes herself as friendly and on weekends enjoys reading novels and watching TV.

Name: 157.) Mary Mujere  

Cleaning lady who worked for the same family for 8 years and holds the following certificates: Care giver, night nursing, Early childhood development and CPR. Her own children are grown up already.

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Milnerton

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? looked after twins, still trying to contact the reference

Her story: Mary worked for a family for 3 months and looked after their twins until they moved. After that, she worked for the same family as a housekeeper/cleaner for 8 years. She then took part in several courses and could no longer work full time for the family and they had to replace her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: X She worked for us for 8 years. She is a very good, hard working, trustworthy lady. 

Our observation: Mary describes herself as open, always laughing, sociable and easy to talk to. In her free time and on weekends, she reads books, plays with her children and goes to church.

Name: 158.) 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

Livesin Kraaifontein but prepared to travel anywhere

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.

We then placed her into another family for 6 months and she got again a good reference from them.

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.

I am a single mom with 3 kids and Francisca slept in with us for 6 months. She was humble and hard working and prepared to give her very best, sometimes even after her regular working hours. I can recommend her for both cleaning and child minding and hope Francisca finds new full time work soon.

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.

Name: 159.)  Sani Gwenhe 

Cleaning lady or nanny for babies with a care giver certificate who has cooked before and likes animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Delft

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Sani worked for 1,5 years full time for a family until they moved. She looked after a small baby and cleaned when baby slept. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sani worked for us for about one and a half years until we moved away. My son was 1 month old when she started. She also cleaned for us and did all the ironing. She is friendly and honest and was also good with our pets. I found her to be smart and she did also some light cooking for us.

Our observation: Sani says she enjoys looking after children and cleaning equally and likes to laugh. In her free time she enjoys swimming and meeting friends for dinner.

Name: 160.) Memory Kuveya 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Delft

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Memory worked for a family for 9 months, where she did housework, played with their two children aged 4 and 7, ans also cooked basic meals. She resigned when she moved to another area.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Memory is a very good worker. She was with us for 9 months and only resigned because she moved away. She cooked basic dishes for us, cleaned and ironed well and looked after my two children, who were 4 and 7 at the time. She played with them on a daily basis and they loved her and still ask about her today.

Memory is a very energetic lady who worked for us when we needed her and I can definitely recommend her.

Our observation: Memory likes cleaning and keeping things tidy. She is an open minded person and on weekends, she cleans her own house and goes to church.

Name: 161.) Emmy Mgaviri

Cleaning lady who has cooked for a baby before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Gugulethu

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference said

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

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

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

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

 

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Name: 162) Rumbi Gwanunga

Cleaning lady and nanny for babies who holds a nanny and child care certificate, has worked for the same family for 5 years and can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin Philippi

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: Rumbi worked for 5 years full time for a family with a 5 month old baby until they moved away. After that, she started working for a lady once a week, where she worked for 3 years. She worked there until the lady retired and started having financial problems.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Rumbi worked for us for 5 years until we moved away. She looked after our baby from the age of 5 months until the child was 5 years old. She stopped working for us when we moved. Our child really liked her and she also did some basic cooking for us. She knows her cleaning and I can definitely recommend her.

Our observation: Rumbi likes children, cooking and baking. On weekends, she reads, listens to music and goes to church.

Name:163.) Rachel Pasipanoduya

Cleaning lady and nanny for babies who has raised twins before and holds a basic child care and 1st aid certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Philippi

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Rachel worked for 8 years for a family. When their children grew up, they unfortunately no longer needed her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Rachel worked for us for 8 years and helped me raise all 3 my children, of which 2 are twins.  She is extremely dedicated and reliable. Rachel was excellent with the children and a great cleaner too. She is very flexible and, while she always had fun with the children, also disciplined them. She is good at multi-tasking, friendly and is pleasant to have around.

Our observation: Rachel describes herself as dedicated and a bit in the beginning. On weekends, she reads books, sleeps, cleans and goes to church.

Name: 164.) Virginia Gutu

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a CPR, 1st aid and night nursing certificate who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Nyanga

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Virginia worked for a family for 2 years until they moved to Germany. After that, she worked for a family for 1.5 years until their son started school.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Virginia worked for us for 2 years as a nanny and cleaner. She looked after our 9 month old twins unsupervised. She usually cleaned and ironed while they were taking naps. Virginia became a member of our family and made life easier for all of us. Her smile is infectious and she always started working straight away when she came in the mornings. She is 100% committed and reliable and I am grateful for the time she was with us.

Virginia worked for us for 18 months until my son started creche and we no longer needed a full time nanny. Our kids were newborn and 3 years old, when she came to us. She was involved with the baby's care from early on and when baby was 6 months old, I returned to work. Virginia did a phenomenal job with him. She is an extremely hard worker and is gentle and well mannered. She loves children and did things like tea parties with my daughter. Virginia communicates well and during her time with us, she also did a First Aid course.

Our observation: Virginia loves children and cleaning. On weekends, she goes to the park with her own children, goes to church and only watches TV when it rains.

Name: 165.) Martha Musungwa 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who attended a child care training workshop

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 2 years and 5 years

Her storyMartha worked as a sleep in domestic in Zimbabwe for two years. She then decided to move to South Africa. The family had three children aged 8, 5 and 2 years. While the 8 year old was in school Martha took care of the two younger children. We called that employer in Zimbabwe for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed Martha in a family in Cape Town and they were also happy with her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Martha is a great worker. She took care of our two younger children and also kept the house clean and took care of our laundry. She was a natural with the children and they loved her. Martha decided to move to South Africa and that is the only reason why she no longer works for us. We really miss her and wish her the best in South Africa.

My observationMartha likes to read and loves a clean house. She is passionate about children, patient and friendly. If she does something wrong she wants to be told straight away so she can do it better next time.