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.) Vuyeka Mdlungu

Cleaner or nanny for babies, worked for the same employers for 3,5 years

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

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 Khayelitsha

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 story: Vuyeka worked for 2 years for a cell phone company call centre which was closed down. We called her supervisor for a testimonial. End of 2014 One Stop Domestic found stand in work for Vuyeka in the big vacation in Stellenbosch for 3 weeks with a family that has 2 children and in 2015 she worked 3 days a week for a single mother with two children who could then no longer afford her. We called both of them for a testimonial. Her children were born in 2007 and 2012 and stay with her and her husband.

One Stop Domestic placed her once more for 3,5 years until the family put their 2 girls in school and could not afford her and the school. They gave her a great testimonial, too.

References: Yes, four

What the reference said: Vuyeka is a very hard worker who has never been sick in the three years with us and is a fast learner who adapted well to any program changes in the company.  If we wouldn’t have closed down our Somerset branch to move to Cape Town which was too far for her, she would still be working for us. 

Vuyeka worked for us as a stand in domestic in the 2014/15 school holidays. Our sleep in nanny took her yearly leave. Our children were 7 and 9 years old and although her main focus was not on the children but on cleaning the house and taking care of the laundry she interacted with them daily. If I must name one thing that caught my eye it was how well Vuyeka can pack a clothing cupboard, she just has that touch with the laundry and packs them so neatly. 

She worked for me for about 3 months 3 days a week. My two girls were 6 months and 10 years old and they loved her. She mainly looked after the 6 months old so I could work from home while the older girl was in school. My oldest girl is still angry at me for having to let her go because of financial reasons only. Although I was always at home she was unsupervised with my little daughter and after a few weeks of getting to know each other managed her well.

Vuyeka worked for us for exactly 3,5 years. Our two girls grew to like her so much and will miss her dearly. We have decided to put them into a school and will therefore not be able to afford Vuyeka and the new school. She has been excellent with the girls and the household and I can strongly recommend her to anyone.

Our observation: Vuyeka did well at our training course.  She says she likes new challenges and is passionate about children. She also handled all our equipment with care and was playing with my toddler out of her own. 

Name: 2.) Lucia Chitsike

Cleaner or nanny for babies, Early Childhood Education certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun or full time

( 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: Her learner's license just expired, has her own car

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Lucia 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 said: Lucia 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: 3.) Tracy Muzarurwi

Cleaner or nanny for babies, basic industrial first aid and basic playgroup management certificates

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: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Tracy worked in the kitchen of a Deli and was then employed by a family full time for 6 months until she has to go to Zimbabwe and they had to replace her. She is back now and has sorted out everything in Zimbabwe and is looking for a new challenge. We contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Tracy worked for us full time for 6 months. She cleaned and ironed for us and also played with our kids. Our two children were aged 3 and 5 at the time and she took care of them after school and my son still misses her.

Our observation: Tracy likes cleaning and ironing. She describes herself as hardworking, humble and quiet. On weekends, she cooks, goes to church and spends time with her family.

Name: 4.) Susan Chihota 

Cleaning lady, has twins herself plus hotel experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

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 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: 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.) Vuyo Matolengwe 

Cleaning lady or caregiver with a first aid and caregiver certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

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: Yes

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

Her story: For 2 years, Vuyo worked with different elderly people on a rotation base but most of her 2 years she worked for one specific family. We called the agency she worked for and they still remembered her well.

References: Yes, one

What the references said

Our observation: Vuyo is describes herlsef as patient and hardworking. She likes cleaning and enjoys working with people, elderly and children alike. On weekends, she listens to music, goes to the beach, meets with friends and goes to church.

Name: 10.) Shireen Petersen

Cleaner or nanny for newborns, looked after a lady in a wheelchair, can cook and has guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyShireen cleaned a guest house for 5 years whenever they needed her. She then looked after a lady in a wheelchair until the lady passed away. Then she worked a year for a family in the Helderberg and was alone at home with two small children 80% of the time while she also cleaned and took care of the laundry. The family moved away and now Shireen is looking for a new challenge again. 

One Stop Domestic placed Shireen into a family for almost 3 years. They gave her a stunning reference which you can read below.

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference saidShireen worked for us for about a year until we moved to Witbank. She is a fantastic lady who looked after our children who were 6 months and 2 years old when Shireen came to us. She was most of the time alone with them at home. Later the day my parents came to help with the children so Shireen could clean. We miss her a lot and hope she finds nice work soon. 

Shireen cleaned our guesthouse for about 5 years. She was always on call and came in when we needed her. Needless to say that she was trustworthy, punctual and not often sick. She then found full time work and could no longer come clean the guest house so we found another lady do that.

We got Shireen from One Stop Domestic and she worked for us full time for nearly 3 years. She took care of my oldest child from when the child was 4 months old and of our youngest one from newborn age. Shireen learned our house routine quickly and soon became part of our family. We had a very good relationship with her early on and trusted her with our children and house. Because of her religious background, she has strong moral values and is honest, reliable and a kind person who looked after our children very well. She knew how to set boundaries that taught our children routine and discipline. She didn't just only play with our kids but also stimulated them. She also did basic tidying of the house, as well as laundry and ironing. She enjoys making food and she would during lunchtime prepare food for us. She took lots of responsibility on her shoulders without us having to be concerned to inform or give tasks and instructions of what she had to do. Our children became very fond of her and we were very sad when we had to let her go due to financial reasons.

Our observation: Shireen is interested in a long term working relationship with her new employer. She is clever and has already cooked family dinner for her last employer. On weekends she gives children dancing lessons as part of a church group and her own children are all grown up. 

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

Daily wge: R250 (comes with own car)

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

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: 20.) 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

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: 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) Chrizelda Olifant

Cleaning lad who likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: Yes

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 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. 

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. She already works Saturdays for a family and is only available Mondays to Fridays.

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.) 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: 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.) Enita Chimaimba

Cleaning lady who likes children and animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEnita has been working for the same family once every two weeks. Her husband works as a gardener for the neighbours and referred her. The family doen's have children and Enita cleans and irons sheets. We called the family for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic placed Enita full time for 8 months in Cape Town but the far travel wasn't practical. The family gave her a nice reference.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Enita was refered to us by our neighbour's gardener, who is her husband. He has been working for the neighbours quite some time and is very hard working. We only need Enita once every two weeks but understand if she can find full time work for a better income. So far she has every time been at our house earlier than what she had to, has never been sick or demanding. She is very honest, nothing goes missing. In the beginning I gave her a sort of introduction of how I want things done and now she carries on with what I have told her. Sometimes she stays longer than what we agreed on and I pay her extra for the overtime.

We got Enita from One Stop Domestic. She worked for us full time for 8 months. She was punctual, hard working and trustworthy. She cleans and irons well and sometimes played with our children who liked her very much. She is a quiet lady who is proud of her work and would be a great addition to a family in the Helderberg area as travelling to kuilsriver turned out to be too far.

Our observationEnita describes herself as a quiet lady who loves children. She goes to church on Sundays and sings in the church choir. 

Name: 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.

Name: 44.) Patricia Nyalugwe 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who likes animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years Patricia worked for a family with one child. Her duties were cleaning, taking care of all laundry and in the afternoons play with the family's toddler.  

Then One Stop Domestic placed her into a family for 1,5 years full time until Patricia gave birth to her child and decided to be a mom for a while. The family had to fill her position and she is now again looking for a new challenge.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Patricia has been working for us for 3 years. Our only child was a toddler when she started. She was lovely with him. He was in crèche half days and she helped to look after him in the afternoons. We were also very happy with her cleaning and ironing.  We started to use cleaning services when our child went to big school and I can highly recommend her.

Patricia was with us for about a year and a half until she had her baby and decided to spend some time with her after birth so we had to get another cleaning lady. She is very hardworking, friendly and trustworthy. Always willing to go that extra mile for you. Very efficient with her ironing, too. She loves kids and will also be a great nanny. We are sad that she went but when she left we had to employ someone else.

Our observation: Patricia describes herself as honest and always trying her very best. She says she is always in a good mood and likes to please her employers.

Name: 45.) Privillage Matutu 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona, Ndebele

Driver’s license: No      

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 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: 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.

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Name: 53.) Porcia Chihota 

Cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

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

Her story: Portia is a Christian and has twice worked for families with children. Each time until the family moved away. But of the one she still had the telephone number for a testimonial.  For the first family Porcia worked for 5 years and the second one for 3 years. The one family had a 3 and a 5 year old child and the second family had a 6 months old grandchild that came to visit regularly and Porcia took care of the baby unsupervised for a few hours a week. When Porcia started to work for them the baby was 6 month old and I called the grandmother who employed Porcia for a testimonial. Porcia likes to cook and says she is passionate about children. In the meantime she found work and is now still looking for employment on the day(s) marked red above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: My family is from Portugal. I have never seen a harder worker than Porcia. When she started to work for me I had 5 ladies employed but could immediately let 2 of them go because she seriously works for two. She sometimes worked for us on Saturdays and even Sundays when we needed her. She would then see out of her own that the weekend would be stressful for me and often suggest to stay. She has a very friendly nature and is not demanding at all. She will fit in anywhere and was lovely and responsible with my grandchild. She took the baby for walks, read stories, played every week a few times. She is a natural with children and a good cleaner. We moved within South Africa but too far to take her with us and it took me forever to replace her.

Our observation: Porcia cleans very well. In her free time she reads. She describes herself as a happy person who is polite and friendly and always smiling. She is a definite extrovert and likes to work with people.

Name: 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 

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? No

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. 

Available from mid November

Name: 68.) Cassim Makokola

Housekeeper or gardener who can do general house maintenance and paint

Nationality: Malawean

Born:  in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 69.) Anna Nakoma  

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Eersterivier

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: Anna was a sleep in domestic and cleaner in Joburg for 8 years where she also looked after a boy from the age of 4 years. She had to stop working there when she moved to Cape Town. She has now been working for a guesthouse as a cleaning lady for a year but they only call her when they need her and she would like to have a stable posision for a better income. We contacted both employers.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said:

Anna worked for us full time as a sleep in lady from when our only child was 4 year old. He was in creche half a day and she later did all homework with him and also played with him. I taught her to clean and iron the way I want it and she is a fast learner and very clever. If she would not have relocated to Cape Town she would still be working for us and I can warmly recommend her.

Anna has been working for our guesthouse for about a year now. We only call her when we need her. What can I say? She cleans thoroughly, is trustworthy and works hard. And you won't make a mistake by employing her.

Our observation: Anna loves children, likes ironing and being in clean environments. On weekends, she plays with her children, meets up with friends and 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 did 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 worked 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 half a 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.) Emery Makaranga 

Cleaner or nanny for babies, worked for the same family for 8 years

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

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, 5 months old

Her story: For 8 years Emery worked for a family, where she looked after a baby, cleaned and ironed.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Emery worked for us for 8 years full time sleep in. She is very loyal and is a good worker. She ironed very neatly and every now and then, she looked after our 5 month old baby. Unfortunately, we could no longer afford her and therefore had to let her go. She was always punctual and had a great attitude. It definitely wasn't easy to replace her.

Our observation: Emery describes herself as a punctual, patient and family orientated person. On weekends, she spends time with...you guessed it: her family.

Name: 78.) Angella 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: Angella 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: Angella 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

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 is very healthy and 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.) 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: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

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, 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. 

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

Name: 100.) 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: 101). 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: 102.) 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 Gugulethu

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: 103.) 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: 104.) 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: 105.) 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: 106.) 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.

Reserved for Olga

Name: 107.) 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. 

Name: nr.) Mary Mujere  

Cleaning lady or nanny for children

Nationality: Zim lady

Born: in 1975

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: Mary worked for a family in 2010 for 3 months. After that, she worked as a housekeeper/cleaner for 8 years. Her employers could no longer afford her and therefore, they had to let her go. She then started doing practical training for au pair work at institutions like Ubuntu and Chilton. She is currently working in an office in Blouberg once a week. Mary knows how to prepare meals and bath children which she learned at the courses she attended.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Mary worked for us for 8 years. She is a very good, hard working and trustworthy lady. She then started training courses, which didn't leave her enough time to work for us full time. Otherwise she would still be with us.

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: 108.) 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: 109.)  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: 110.) 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.