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 between R3800 and R4000/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 start at R3500/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.) 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

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

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

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: 2.) Constance Ziwange cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers,

                                                      looked after 1 year old twins

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Constance worked for a year for a family where she was alone with a one year old girl while the parents were at work. When the girl slept she did the housework. They moved and then Constance worked for another year for a family with older children until they could no longer afford her. She also worked 2 days/week for a family with twins until they went to creche.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidConstance worked for us for a year until we moved away. She was doing a great job with our baby girl while my husband and I were at work. We totally relied on her coming in on time which she always did. She was also always in a good mood and we can certainly recommend her. 

Constance worked for us for almost a year. My children liked her although she didn't have to look after them as they were too old. She never complained about anything and she is always positive. Unfortunately we had to let her go because of financial reasons otherwise she would still be working for us!

Constance worked for us for just over a year for 2 days/week. She is a lovely lady who is always cheerful and friendly. Her English is very good and her duties with us were cleaning, ironing and helping with our now 2 year old twins. She played with them, fed them and put them down for their naps. Constance was always punctual and not sick once. We already have a full time domestic and now that the twins will be in creche daily no longer need her assistance.

Our observationConstance is a Christian who describes herself as a hard worker and eager to learn new things. If someone teaches her how to she is willing to cook for her new employer and she loves it to be on time.

Name: 3.) Priscillar Mugoviwa-cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

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 the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her 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: 4.) Hugh Gwatidzo - housekeeper

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Monthly salary: R4500

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

His storyHugh worked for the same guesthouse as a cleaner, gardener and handy man for 5 years. The salary was very little especially in low season and Hugh decided to rather try work for a private family. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidHugh worked for our guesthouse for around 5 years. He had to do a bit of everything just like the ladies. Cleaned the rooms, made beds, served breakfast and booked in guests. He also did some regular maintenance and worked in the garden when it was very quiet. He then decided to rather try work for a family in order to have a more regular income and not have very little in low season which we understand. He is very reliable and I can recommend him.

Our observationHugh likes both cleaning and gardening. He is a quiet worker who is hardworking. In the summer he often goes for a swim and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 5.) Gloria Mzimkhulu - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

                                                  cleaning company experience, can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, bit Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyGloria worked for a cleaning company. One of the company's clients employed Gloria full time for 4 years. Then they moved overseas. 

She then worked for nearly 2 years for a family who underpaid her big time. She had to clean a big house and cook for them and Gloria decided to leave as the transport to there was too expensive. Sh is now looking again for a new challenge. They also gave her a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidGloria worked for us full time for 4 years. She cleaned, took care of the laundry and played with both our children who were 3 and 5 years old when she started to work for us. She prepared snacks for them, some afternoons bathed them for me and I can say she is excellent and caring with chidren. She cooked family dinner for us when I didn't have time and we enjoyed her cooking. Should she not have moved she would still be working for us.

Gloria worked for us for nearly 2 years every day. It is only me and my husband in the house but the house is very big. She cooked for us daily and kept the house clean, took also care of the laundry. Gloria is very outgoing and likes a chat. She left because we couldn't afford to pay her more.

Our observationGloria is a mature cleaner whose two children are grown ups. On weekends she cleans her own house and helps with the washing of her grandchildren.

Name: 6.) Asanda Mgoqi cleaning lady, likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyAsanda worked for 4 years for a cleaning service but was under paid. So she found herself new work with a family. Asanda cleaned for them for 2,5 years until they could no longer afford her and called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidAsanda worked for us for almost 3 years. She cleaned and ironed and worked for us full time until we could no longer afford her. She is very friendly and most helpful, was punctual and a nice lady to have around. I can certainly recommend her.

Our observationAsanda communicates well and likes to cook at home. If someone teaches her how to she will be able to cook for her next family. She also likes to read and Sundays goes to church.

Name: 7.) Chipo Manwa - cleaning lady, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years, Chipo worked for a family, until they unfortunately relocated. She forgot to ask them for a reference. She currently works for an employer mostly when their own housekeeper is ill but is looking for full time employment.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidChipo worked for my adult children when their housekeeper was ill for a month. She was very reliable and they liked her. It was unfortunately only a temporary position until their cleaning lady was healthy again. She had to do cleaning and ironing, but no child minding.

Our observationChipo is a good all rounder and experienced cleaner. She describes herself as reliable, harworking, honest and punctual. In her free time, Chipo likes to bake and go to the beach on sunny days. She enjoys listening to music (especially gospel) and on Sundays goes to church.

Name: 8.) Annelise Carelse cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/outout

Lives: in Macassar

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: Yes

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

Her storyAnnelise is a Christian who is working one day/week in Stellenbosch as a cleaning lady. Her responsibilities are cleaning the (rather big) house, ironing and window washing. The employer understands should she find full time work and we called them for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic has found work for her closer to where she lives and now she is still looking for work the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidI asked our cleaning lady who has been with us for years to bring a reliable friend one day/week to help clean the house and iron. She brought Annelise and she is now working for us once a week. The two of them are friends and come in together, always punctual. Annelise works fast but thorough and gets a lot done in one day. She communicates well and is open minded. We would of course like to to keep her once a week but understand if she finds full time work for a better income.

Our observationAnnelise is an extrovert who easily talks to people. She is a fast learner and on weekends a volunteer at her church.

Name: 9.) Nola Mtshazo - cleaner or nanny for babies, can cook

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin Nomzamo 

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 me every Thursday. 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, honest and talkative. On weekends, she goes to church.

Name: 10.) Jennifer Zaro cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4500 or R 230/day

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyJennifer currently works 1day/week as a cleaning lady and we contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidJennifer works for us Mondays and started with us about 6 months ago. She is a very nice lady and you can completely trust her. She is a Chrisitian and hard working. I also like her time keeping. We would love to keep her on a Monday but should she find a full time position we will understand.

Our observationJennifer likes to work with children and to iron most. On Sundays she goes to church. She enjoys to read the bible and to do chores around the house.

Name: 11.) Florence Muchenje - cleaner or nanny for babies, Au Pair, 1st

                                                      aid and CPR course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s 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. Her own two children live in Zimbabwe but because of her husband she is looking for sleep out work.

Name: 12.) Jimmy Sanza - housekeeping, ironing, gardening

Nationality: Malawian

Born:  In 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R250

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: Yes

Smoker: No

Other skillsHousekeeping, Ironing, driver's license (expired)

His story: Jimmy has been working for two of  his employers for the last 5 years. They both gave him a nice testimonial (see below). He came to South Africa in 2007 and can do gardening as well as cleaning, in fact one of his current employers lets him work one day/week in the garden and one in the house. 

One Stop Domestic has placed Jimmy for 2 days/week and he has been working for them since 2016 now. They absolutely love him and have given him a stunning testimonial.

References: Yes, three

What the reference said: Jimmy has been with us for about 5 years now and works in the house as well as in the garden.  I taught him to iron and he does it very well.  He never misses work even if the weather is very bad.  We have money laying around and nothing has gone missing ever.

Jimmy works super quick like a little machine and is very reliable.  He certainly is a hard worker and often saves money with us which he draws closer to Christmas.

We got Jimmy through One Stop Domestic for 2 days/week about 2 years ago. Before him I had many unreliable cleaning ladies until my husband decided it is time to try out a man. I was sceptic at first but agreed to a trial period and what can I say? He is still with us and I really like both his personality and his work. He is humble, hard working and an experienced cleaner who irons well. We live in Stellenbosch and coming from Khayelitsha, transport has never been a problem for Jimmy and anyone is welcome to phone me about him.

Our observation: Jimmy is well spoken. He is clever, a fast learner and an all-rounder who can also take a housekeeping position.

Name: 13.) Patricia Mandeya - cleaning lady, her children stay in Zim so 

                                                    she is very flexible

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born in: 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia worked for a family two days a week. She then worked in a guesthouse full time over summer and when it became quiet in winter they reduced their staff. We contacted the family for a reference. Patricia also has restaurant experience. 

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 14.) Nivy Chinyere - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

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, 3 years old

Her storyNivy worked for a family part time for a year. She helped occasionally to look after a 3 year old child and cleaned. She then worked for a family with teenage children and we contacted both families for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidNivy worked for me for 1 year. She only cleaned for me, but I asked her to play with my 3 year old girl a couple of times. She is very willing and always tries her best.

Nivy worked for full time. We moved away and that is the only reason why she is no longer working for us. She cleaned and ironed, is honest and very reliable.

Our observationNivy is a quiet and friendly lady. On weekends she goes to the beach with her friends and to church.

Name: 15.) Isaac Dlamini - housekeeper and gardener, has a driver's

                                             license, can do maintenance, all-rounder

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R 4500

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 15 and 17 years

His storyIsaac worked for a family for 6 months. He cleaned their house, ironed, drove the children to school, did the gardening and pool. He was the only worker there, until the couple seperated and they could no longer afford him. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidIsaac worked for us for about 6 months full time until my partner and I separated and he still went on working for him for a while. He cleaned the house and had a lot of ironing to do as we iron all our bedding. It was an advantage that he's got a driver's license. He did grocery shopping for us. Once my cat looked not well to him and he phoned me at work. We met at the vet. He certainly takes initiative without being in your way. Sometimes he came on a Saturday too. We have a huge house and he also took care of the garden and pool. He is intelligent and hand-on, sees what to do next and works unsupervised. He had a good relationship with my teenage children and drove them to school a few times until my son had a license himself. His one parent is from Malawi and the other one South African. We really hope he can find a family that will appreciate him and can afford him.

Our observationIsaac says he is an all rounder when it comes to work. He likes friendly people and in his free time enjoys watching soccer.

Name: 16.) Nozi Mgqoko cleaning lady, loves animals, worked for the 

                                            same family for 4 years

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa, 

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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Name: 17.) Yanda Mbambanicleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

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, 1 year old

Her storyYanda worked for a cleaning company and one day took a client's telephone number to work for them privately. The family had a one year old child and sometimes Yanda quickly looked after the one year old.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidWe approached a cleaning company for one lady one day/week. They sent us Yanda and we are very happy with her. She cleans thoroughly and uses her own initiative. I don't like it if I have to tell cleaning ladies every 5 min. what to do. I am sure she will please her new employer. We would of course like to keep her the one day a week but will understand if she can find full time work instead.

Our observation: Yanda' own two children live in the Eastern Cape. She likes to cook and to work with people. She is very social and to communicate.

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Name: 18.) Nodia Kwiti - cleaning lady, likes to cook & bake

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

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

Name: 19.) Zivai Mlambo - cleaner or nanny for toddlers

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, 4 years old

Her storyIn Zimbabwe, Zivai worked for a family for 3 years until she came to South Africa. Here she was a stand-in domestic for 1 month and is now looking for full-time work and we called that family for a testimonial. In the meantime Zivai has found work on certain days and is still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZivai was a stand in lady for us for 1 month and we still phone her occasionally when we need her. She is very punctual, reliable and trustworthy. Our children are 4 and 8 years old and they are both very attached to her. She is pleasant to have around, cleans well and is always in a good mood.

Our observationOn weekends, Zivai meets with friends and goes to church. She says that she likes children very much.

Name: 20.) Esther Gama - cleaning lady, 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, Chewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEsther is one of our top gardenboy's wife. 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. She is like our gardener always on time and energetic. 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.

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

                                             licence, own car and Au Pair course, wants to

                                             work with children also and not only clean, had

                                             keys to employer's house.

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly Salary: R4500 (comes with own car)

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand in a flat

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licenceYes and own car

Smoker: No

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

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

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: 22.) Zanele Siyotula - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, 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 a restaurant for 2 years but when the restaurant closed down she forgot to ask them for a reference letter. She then did volunteerly cleaning work at an office in Stellenbosch but since it is not paid is looking for domestic work. We called her supervisor of the Stellenbosch offices. One Stop domestic found work for her and now she is still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZanele has worked for us for 6 months. 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. We normally only take people for 6 months and understand of course should they resign earlier because they don't get a salary. Zanele is a fantastic worker. Was always on time and left with a smile. Did good cleaning and we all were happy with her. I can definitely recommend her for cleaning.

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

Name: 23.) Noluvuyo Ntombana cleaning lady, home management course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNoluvuyo works in Stellenbosch for a wine company when they call her. She cleans, packs shelves and lables bottles. Now she would like to become a domestic worker for more regular job and a better income. One of her two children lives in the Eastern Cape and one with her and her husband in Stellenbosch. We called the wine company for a reference and have a copy of her home management certificate.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidNolu has been working for us for 3 years now. Many of us call her happyness because that is her nickname. We always phone her when we need her and she is currently here with us. We are a wine manufacturing company and I am the manager. Nolu sticks out with her sunshine personality. She's always in a good mood, not demanding at all and follows instructions well. We hope she can find full time work to improve her income and be able to care even better for her two teenage children.

Our observationNolyvulo describes herself as a family person who likes to work with people. On weekends she cleans her own house, meets friends and goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 24.) Fundiswa Thembani - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out 

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFundiswa worked for almost 3 years at a guesthouse and also has cleaning company experience. When the guesthouse's low season arrived she found herself sleep in work in in Johannesburg where she cleaned, ironed and looked after the baby alone from 4 months of age. After 3 years the grandmother came to stay with the family and she was no longer needed. That family gave her a nice testimonial. In the meantime we placed her and now she still needs work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidFundiswa worked for us for 3 years as a sleep in lady. She was involved with our baby from when the baby was born but from when baby was 4 months old I went back to work and she cared for the baby alone and was very responsible. My mother then came to stay with us and we unfortunately no longer needed her. It would have been too expensive for us to keep her, having my mother around. 

Fundiswa worked at our guesthouse in Port Elisabeth for 2,5 years. Here she had to do a bit of everything, prepare and serve breakfast, clean the rooms and check in guests. We were very happy with her and would have employed her further if she would not have decided to stop working for us herself.

Our observationFundiswa loves children, cooking and is good at cleaning bathrooms. She describes herself as talkative, smiles a lot and likes helping. Her hobbies include reading and watching TV. She likes looking after her own house. She also goes to church on Sundays.

Name: 25.) Lindi Katandika - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes to cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

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, 3 years old

Her storyLindi was a stand in domestic for 1 month in a family with 3 children. We contacted them for a testimonial. In the meantime we have found work for her and now she is only looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLindi worked for us for exactly a month as a stand in domestic for our regular domestic. Our 3 children were 3, 7 and 9 years old when she worked for us. She's got a lovely personality. She is always punctual and very warm hearted. Besides cleaning she played with my 3 boys and took the youngest two to the park several times. I fully trusted her with them.

Our observationLindi likes to cook and to work with people. Weekends she is often at home or goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name  26.) Rumbi Maguri cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Rumbi worked 2 days/week for a family with 5 children. Mornings she cleaned and afternoons cleaned and played with some of the children. They could no longer afford a cleaning woman and we called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 27.) Sylvia Kholiwe - cleaning lady, irons very well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Sylvia cleaned for an elderly person for a year until the person passed away. She was then a security officer and was retrenched. One Stop Domestic placed her sucessfully as a cleaning lady full time for 2 years. She is currently still with that family. They pay her R3500/month. Because Sylvia's landlord increased the rent a lot she is looking for full time work for R4000/month. The family gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: We got Sylvia from One Stop Domestic about 2 years ago. She has been working for us full time as a cleaning lady ever since. Due to financial circumstances we can only afford to pay her R3500/month. As her landlord has put up the rent she now asks for R4000 which we simply can't afford. Sylvia is a hard working and quit lady. She wants to please you and is honest. I can strongly recommend her. We will try keep her until she has found other work.

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.) Tumie Mbayeka cleaner or nanny for babies, children's 1st aid

                                                 and home care certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Tumie is a Christian and originally from Eeast London. There her sister works permanently for a family and whenever the sister was sick or on leave Tumie helped in her place.  Then Tumie moved to Cape Town and worked for 2 days a week in a family. But she had to go back to the Eastern Cape where she worked full time for an offices babysitting room, where they look after babies from 6 weeks of age. She left her own children in the Eastern Cape and is now looking for full time work around Somerset or Cape Town, preferably sleep in work but char she says is also fine.

Tumie currently works for a family Monday to Friday. A job she found herself. But she is very unhappy there because of a very low payment. She asks that her new employers can do an interview or test working day on a Saturday.

References: Yestwo

What the reference saidTumie's sister has been working for us for 10 years now and Tumie helped us out a lot. Whenever her sister was ill or on leave. Tumie was always friendly, puncutal and well presented. She really deserves a full time postition but we can't afford two cleaners.

Tumie worked for us as a babysitter (creche). The children are between 2 months and 8 years old and she was good with all ages. We let her do a first aid course for children and infants and she was a great worker. She moved to the Western Cape in order to try and work for a family and get a higher income. She also had to keep the creche clean and knows how to make a place look neat.

Our observationTumie is calm and friendly.  She likes children and on the weekends goes for a walk and to church. 

Name: 29.) Letti Manyara - cleaning lady, good with animals, can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 2 years, Letti worked for a family in Johannesburg while her parents looked after her twins in Somerset-West. She then decided to join them because she missed them too much. She does not have a problem being a sleep in lady as her children see her much more often now and the twins are already in primary school.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidLetti worked for us for 2 years. She is very reliable and trustworthy and we could always count on her even if it was on short notice. She is always willing to learn new things and she is a quick and thorough worker and very good with animals. She prepared our dinner when I was unable to do so. Letti left out of her own because she wanted to spend more time with her parents and children.

Our observationLetti describes herself as an easy-going person who, on weekends, likes to spend time with her family, take walks and go to church. She has done basic cooking before and is a quiet lady looking for a new challenge.

Name: 30.) Porcia Kobi - cleaner, basic cooking, home based care course 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Monthly salary: R4000

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPorcia worked for a cleaning company but her contract expired. She is now looking for a new challenge again and would like to look after an elderly person or be a cleaner and child minder.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPorica worked for our cleaning company for 3 years. She was always on time and very friendly. She is a very good cleaner. I can certainly recommend her.

Our observationPorcia likes to clean and to cook. In her free time she meets with friends and cleans her own house.

Name: 31.) Fezeka Komeni cleaning lady, likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Fezeka worked for a family with grown up children twice a week. She cleaned and took care of their laundryWe called them for a testimonial. She is an extrovert who likes to communicate and although she hasn't worked with children before says she would like to be a nanny and she likes to cook. So if someone takes the time to teach her she is willing to cook for you.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Fezeka has been working for me for 3 years until I went on a very long overseas trip. She was working for me twice a week and I can say she was very punctual and reliableShe was a hard worker who used her own initiative. She earned my trust and I am sure she will only be an advantage to anyone's housekeeping.

Our observation: Fezeka is very open and answered all our qustions without hesitation. She likes to talk and to communicate and says she wants to be told immediately if she made a mistake and that she likes honesty and a clean house.

Name: 32.) Cindy Lottering - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCindy worked twice a week as a office cleaning. She then found herself full time stand in work which ends on the 15th of December 2017. We called the office for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCindy 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. 

Our observation: Cindy is a friendly lady who describes herself as enduring, open minded and neat. On weekends she goes to church and is also 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,

                                         basic childcare, cooking and teaching certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her 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

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: 36.) Felicia Nkosiyane - cleaning lady, did cleaning course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

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

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the 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

Monthly salary: sleep in R3500; sleep out R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Somerset Park 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.) Belssing Samukange - cleaning lady or nanny for newborns

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyBlessing has been working for an elderly couple for 5 years. She often looks after the coulpe's grandchild when the parents drop the grandchild off at their house or she goes to the parents' house to do evening babysitting. When Blessing started to work for the family, the child was a newborn. The grandparents have a seven room house and Blessing copes well. They will soon move to Johannesburg and they approached us about placing her since the parents have a long term cleaning lady already.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidWe will soon move to Pretoria and that's why Blessing can no longer work for us. She often cooked for us and makes very nice food. Sometimes she even cooked for our dinner parties. She is very honest and was very good with our grandchild. She was involved with the child from the time he was very young and looked after him at our house and also at my daughter's house. She always got to everything and we can highly recommend her. We were the ones approaching One Stop Domestic about new work for Blessing because she really deserves full time work.

Our observation: Blessing's only child was born in 2007 and lives with her. In her free time she likes to read and study further (home based care on Sundays). On weekends she likes to spend time with her family.

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.) Patience Sam - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

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, 1 year old

Her story: Patience worked for 5 years for a family full time until the parents got divorced and the mother could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Patience worked for us for 5 years. She took care of my 1 year old son and cleaned the house/did the laundry. She is hard working and friendly and always on time. I can definitely recommend her. We had to let her go because of financial reasons only.

Our observation: Patience likes a clean house and likes plants. On weekends she is involved in her church, trades with books and spends time with her family.

Name: 41.) Millicent Siziba - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? 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). Albert Ngwira - cleaner, gardener, artisan work

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s 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: 43.) Constance Khotso - cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R220

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.) Lisa Dadirai - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, hotel and

                                          catering certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyLisa worked for a family with a 4 year old child. 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 4 year old. 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.

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Name: 45.) Prim Jecha - cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: Sleep in R3500, Sleep out R4000

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 months old

Her storyPrim worked for a family full time for 2 months until a relative of the family moved in to come help and to save some money. So now she is looking for a new challenge again

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPrim worked for us as a child minder of our 4 month old baby. She was fully in charge of caring for the baby. She is reliable and trustworthy. When baby slept she did some light housework we were happy with. After she was with us for 2 months having a nanny worked out expensive for us and my family moved in with us to help me. That's the only reason we had to let her go.

Our observationPrim likes to cook and take walks. On weekends she likes to read and write stories.

Name: 46.) Mpho Nyanguru cleaner or caregiver, experience with 

                                                 disabled adults

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000 sleep out, R3000 sleep in

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name:47.) Dolly Stemele cleaning lady,  or nanny for small babies, 1st aid

                                            course, was a chef at Cattle Baron, cooks well 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

Her storyDolly worked full time for a family for 2 years. She helped raise their child for them while the mother worked at home. As the child is now in creche they reduced her days. Since she has been waiting for a long time now for us to fill her days she decided to rather try find a new full time position as it will mean a better income.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidDolly worked for us first full time and now 3 days/week as our child is in crech now. Before Dolly helped me with the baby from 1 month of age while I worked from home. She is a wonderful person, cleans fast and effective and I fully trust her with our child. She is always punctual and not often sick. Dolly is intelligent, a clean person and also cooks for us.

Our observationDolly says she loves children and is passionate about both cooking and baking and Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 48.) Lelanie Jakobs - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 49.) 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 the 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: 50.) Andiswa Mhlaba - cleaning lady, likes children, housekeeping
                                                   
                                                  and laundry course
 
Nationality: South African
 
Born: in 1989
 
Which days available? 
 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
 
Stay in/out: out
 
Lives: in the Strand
 
Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
 
Driver’s licence: No
 
Smoker: No
 
Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, primary school kids
 
Her story: Andiswa first worked for a cleaning company in Somerset West until her contract expired. She then was a temp cleaning lady for a spit braai business. One Stop Domestic placed her and she worked for 3 weeks as a sleep in lady until the people who looked after Andiswa's daughter were no longer prepared to look after the child and now Andiswa is looking for sleep out work.
One Stop Domestic placed her full time for 2,5 years until the family could no longer afford her. They gave her a great reference and hope we will be able to find something soon for her.
 
References: Yes, three
 
What the reference said: Andiswa was a cleaner at our spit braai business and with us for quite a while. She was a good worker, always on time and only left when the job was done. She helped out several times on short notice and was very trustworthy.
 
One Stop Domestic placed Andiswa with us and we were very fond of her. She only worked for us for 3 weeks as a sleep in lady until nobody could look after her little daughter any more. Andiswa kept our house very clean and used her own initiative. She is now looking for sleep out work and we truly regret that we can no longer keep her as a sleep in domestic. Our children who are teenagers also liked her and having a child of her own and the natural interest she shows in children definitely qualify her to also be a nanny.
 
We got Andiswa through One Stop Domestic. She worked for us full time (5 days a week) for 2,5 years. We started our own business and can simply not afford her any more. We loved the fact that she can work unsupervised and that she speaks Afrikaans. I left her alone with my two primary school boys and felt they were in good care when I wasn't around. She saw our cat and dogs as part of the family. 
Andiswa is hard working and sometimes helped me to prepare veggies for dinner. Anyone can contact me about a reference for her.
 
Our observation: Andiswa describes herself as an active person who likes to spend time with her family on weekends. She likes children very much and on weekends cleans her own and sometimes her grandmother's house.

Name: 51.) Porcia Yekiwe - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, baby and

                                              toddler development and stimultion certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 53.) Joyline Chirisa - cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the 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 story: Joyline worked in Sir Louwry's Pass, where she looked after 3 children. The family had to financial problems and had to let her go. She then cleaned for another family for 18 months. Joyline also has cleaning company experience.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Joyline 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 observation: Joyline loves working with kids and being a nanny. She describes herself as honest, kind, patient and helpful. On weekends, she goes to church, goes out with her child and listens to music to relax.

Name: 54.) Lilian Matunjana - cleaner or nanny for school children,

                                                  cooking certificate                                                               

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 6 years Lilian worked for a family with 3 children. She forgot to ask them for a reference. Since the beginning of 2018 she has been working Saturdays for the same family and we contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the references saidLilian has worked for us every Saturday for a year now. She is a big help to us, works unsupervised and always takes initiative. Lilian is humble and takes pride in her work. Her presence on a Saturday allows us to attend to tasks we do not get to during the week due to our working hours. I think she will be a great addition to any family.

Our observationLilian likes ironing and on weekends, she watches television, cleans her own house and goes to church.

Name: 55.) Nomzi Matati - cleaning lady and nanny for toddlers, house-

                                             keeping certificate, 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 story: Nomzi worked for a family for 8 years until they could no longer afford her. She then worked for another family for 5 years and is now looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, two

What the references said: Nomzi 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 when she came to 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 wonderful 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 observation: Nomzi is a quiet worker. On weekends, she stays at home or helps out at church. She prefers doing things at home and does not go out much.

Name: 56.) Vee Mubare - cleaning lady                                     

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R4000

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyVee worked for a family full time for 2 years until the family moved. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidVee is a fantastic worker. She was with us for 2 years and is an excellent cleaner and very diligent. She is very loyal and would we not have moved she would still be with us. She knows her housework and irons well. She comes to work no matter what, even when it rains. I was very impressed by her.

Our observation: Vee likes a clean house and on weekends cleans her own house and plays with her boy.

Name: 57.) Isabel Kadzuraumera - cleaner or nanny for babies, cooked for

                                                          children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

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, 8 months old

Her story: Isabel worked in Gordonsbay for 1 year as a housecleaner until the family moved away. Then she worked for another family for 6 months until they could no longer afford her. Next, she started working for a family as a housekeeper and nanny and is still working for them one day a week. She is not doing child minding for them any more, because their children started going to school. Isabel would like to have full time work again for a better income. The family gave her a nice testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Isabel works for us for two years now. First full time and then we had to reduce her days. She is hard working, trustworthy and reliable,  always willing to learn and grown. She is unbelievable, consistent and never in a bad mood. Isabel works like a machine and is outstanding with our daughter, who was 8 months old when she started with us. She always got everything done in the house by 12h while looking after the baby and then played with the baby in the afternoon. She still comes to us one day a week. She is a real keeper and never took a day off.

Our observation: Isabel can both clean and take care of children. She is eager to learn new things. On Saturdays, she attends ladies' meetings at her church and on Sundays goes to church. In her free time, she likes to sew and enjoys reading books.

Name: 58.) Noma Msweli - cleaning lady, cared for the elderly before and

                                             has a home based care certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1986

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? No

Her story: Noma worked for 6 months for an old age home as a carer but one day decided to leave because of poor payment. After that, she was a cleaning lady in a family for 1 year until they moved away.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Noma was with us for 1 year. She is very sweet, works well and is very punctual. Unfortunately, we moved away and that is the only reason why she is no longer working for us. I don't make people lists or tell them what to do. She just sees everything that needs to be done. Noma irons and cleans very well. She got along perfectly with our 2 cats and 1 dog and even made lunch for our gardener.

Our observation: Noma likes to plans ahead. She is a hardworking, punctual and honest woman who always sticks to her morals. She likes to jog and on weekends, she does the parkrun and goes to church.

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, likes to cook, home based care and

                                          cleaning certificate

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, 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.) Pinkie Mgodeli - cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Pinkie works now for the same family for 10 years. First 3 days/week and then full time. The employer's restaurant closed down and now she is working for them 1 day a week and for the lady's daughter another day. We contacted her employer of 10 years for a testimonial.  

References: Yes, one

What the references said: I have known Pinkie for 10 years and she is like a sister to me. I had a restaurant and she worked there part time. The rest of the time, she worked at my house, where she also looked after my 4 year old son from when he was little. My son loved her and she now also looks after my 1 year old. She is amazing with cleaning  and ironing and back then, I just had to show her what to do and she would leave the house looking like it's brand new. She likes our dogs and rabbits and always greets the dog when she leaves. Pinkie has lots of potential and loves what she does.

Our observation: Pinkie is good with child minding and cleaning. She is a hard working extrovert. She describes herself as honest and friendly. In her free time Pinkie cleans her own house and listens to music.

Name: 63.) 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 story: For 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 said: Gloria 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 observation: Gloria describes herself as friendly, hardworking, punctual, honest and proactive. On weekends, she likes to attend to home chores and to relax.

Name: 64.) Susan Chihota cleaning lady, has twins herself

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For 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 said: Strill trying to make contact!

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

Name: 65.) 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

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

Name: 70.) Patricia Dzikiti - cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, cooked

                                               dinner for her previous family

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days availableMon, 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 5 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: 71.) Patricia Thifela cleaner or nanny for babies, home based

                                               care and Au Pair course, child and infant 1st 

                                               aid certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3800

Stay in/out: in or out

Lives: in Guguletu, Cape Town

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia worked for a Hotel in Cape Town as a cleaning lady until her contract expired. She then worked for a family for just over a year until Patricia moved

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPatricia worked for us for just a bit longer than a year until she and her family had to move and it would have been too far to come to us. During her time with us she never complained about anything and I often gave her extra work besides the daily things. She had a good attitude towards her work.

Our observationPatricia says she is passionate about children of all ages. Weekends she spends with her husband and children and Sundays they go to church. She says she likes new challenges and won't disappoint her new employer.

Name: 72.) Harrison Nyimba - housekeeper, handyman, has made

                                                   breakfast before, gardening

Nationality: Malawean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Cape Town, Heathfield, close to Plumstead

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

His story: For 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 said: Harrison 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 observation: Harrison is very self confident and is an extrovert. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and likes to learn new things.

Name: 73.) Priscilla Mata cleaning lady, likes children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: R3500

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Dunoon, Milnerton

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPriscilla was brought to our course in Somerset from Milnerton by her husband who has his own car. She currently works shifts in Cape Town. It is a company that makes packs food like sandwiches and distributes it to filling stations and shops. She started there 3 years ago and currenlty gets R4000/month but says she would much rathe prefer domestic work and earn R3500 but have regular working hours. Priscilla knows everything about cleaning and ironing and we called the owner of the food manufactury for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

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

Our observationPriscilla says she likes children and her own children were born 2004 and 2008. She describes herself as social and responsible, patient and eager to learn new things.

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Name: 74.) Felicia Mbanda - cleaning lady, can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: 1965

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: only sleep in !!

Lives: in Gugulethu

Language(s): Enlgish, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For two years Felicia was a cleaning lady for the Navy. Then she cleane for a lady full time.  We called her for a reference.  She could no longer afford her.  Felicia is a very good cook although she would prefer domestic work now we want to mention that she was the assistant chef of the Cape Point two oceans restaurant.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: We were very fond of Felicia and had never and problems with her whatsoever.  Unfortunately we could no longer afford her.  I would recommend her to anyone. She has been with us for over a year now twice a week and our house is spotless. We are very happy with both her cleaning and ironing and hope you won't find full time work for her but only fill her three other days.

Our observation: Felicia says she likes a clean house.  She impressed us by her speed of cleaning, is polite and respectful.  She also speaks Afrikaans and has a passion for cooking although she would now prefer domestic work over restaurant work.

Name: 75.) Emma Muchuweti - cleaning lady or nanny for babies, early

                                                    childhood development certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

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

Daily wage: R200

Stay in/out: out

Lives: Milnerton - 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. In the meantime Emma has found work and is now still looking for the above day(s).

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: 76.) Martha Musungwa cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers,

                                                     did child care training workshop

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMartha worked as a sleep in domestic in Zimbabwe for two years. She then decided to move to South Africa. The family had three children aged 8, 5 and 2 years. While the 8 year old was in school Martha took care of the two younger children. We called that employer in Zimbabwe for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

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

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