The below listed housekeepers and nannies all need work for 3 to 7 days a week Their available days are marked green.

Sleep-out domestics usually look at a starting salary of R4200/month including transport.

Sleep-in domestics usually look at a starting salary of R3800/month including transport but get free water and electricity and often free WiFi too.

The ones willing to work in Cape Town are displayed on the bottom of the page. Just scroll all the way down!

Most employers provide a small breakfast and sandwich type of lunch.

You are welcome to offer a certain domestic a customized plan accordig to your needs. As they don't work for One Stop Domestic it is up to them to accept or decline your offer. 

Name: 1.) Sibo Mpofu 

cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 2.) Phumza Sodladla

Cleaner with waitress and hotel cleaning experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 3.) Grace Mupindu

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Reserved for Sandra

Name: 4.) Patricia Komani 

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 5.) Linda Hassiem 

Cleaner or nanny for babies, likes children and animals

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand, Rusthof

Language(s)AfrikaansEnglish

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes, but little

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 6.) Lisa Dadirai 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 7.) Ephron Kasambala

Housekeeper or gardener with painting experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 8.) Jennifer Zaro

Cleaning lady, loves ironing

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, FriSat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 9.) Letwin Mapuranga

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available? 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Blackheath

Language(s): Shona, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 10.) Lucia Chitsike

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

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

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 11.) Patricia Gama 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who likes ironing          

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia is a Christian who worked for 4 years as a char for a family with two children. They were 7 and 2 years old when she started to work for them. Then they moved to Australia and Patricia doesn’t have a reference from then. She says if someone teaches her how to cook she is willing to cook for her new family. For the last 3 years she works for the same family every Tuesday but since one day is too little income she is looking for full time work. That employer gave her a very nice testimonial.

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

In the meantime we placed her once more. She has been working there for several years. And now she is still looking for Saturday work.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidPatricia has been working for me once a week for 3 years now. She is totally reliable and honest and every time locks up our house properly before she leaves.  She is intelligent, hard working and uses her initiative. Everyone in the family likes her, also our cat.  If she can’t come she let’s me know and always adds that little extra touch to my house.  In the 3 years she has also helped out my friends and neighbors and they were equally happy with her. I can recommend her to anyone.

Patricia was given to us by One Stop Domestic. She was our nanny for our daughter from when she was only 3 months old. She also cleaned the house sometimes and I must say she irons very well. We no longer need Patricia's service and hope One Stop Domestic will be able to find her a cleaning and nanny position soon.

Our observationPatricia cleans thoroughly and uses her own initiative. Her favorite tasks are ironing and child minding. She immediately made contact with my toddler and started to play with him.  She is naturally good with children and has three children of her own who were born between 2000 and 2011.

Name: 12.) Tendai Chauke 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 13.) Agatha Ngwenze 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storySince 2008 Agatha has been working for the same family one day a week and we called them for a testimonial.  The family doesn’t have children. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Agatha has been cleaning and ironing for us since 2008.  She is a very good worker and her ironing is especially good.  She always gets everything done and is 100% reliable. I can certainly recommen her to anyone.

Our observation:  Agatha wants to please you and is very friendly and polite. Her free time she spends with her own family and two children or goes to church. By working for the same family for a long time she has shown that she is serious about a long term working relationship

Name: 14.) Deliwe Rukuni 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyDeliwe is a Chrsitian who currently works for a family every Saturday. She started there End of 2015, cleans and takes care of the laundry. She already was working as a stand in lady in Somerset for a family with a 4 year old child. She cleaned and ironed for them and played with the child. One Stop Domestic found another stand in position for her, looking after a 1 year old girl. The family gave her a nice testimonial. 

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidDeliwe I would describe as very loyal. She is always on time and if she can not make it on time always lets me know. I totally trust her because she works alone in our house while my husband and I are at work. When I come back everything is done and in its place. 

Deliwe worked for us for 6 weeks when our domestic could not come. She ironed for us, cleaned and in the afternoons played very nicely with our 4 year old boy. We are a household of 6 in a fairly big house with 4 bedrooms and she managed very well. She is hard working and never complained, was thankful for every little bit we gave her like clothes for her own boy and anything to eat. She is well mannered and we can certainly recommend her.

We got Deliwe from One Stop Domestic. We are German tourists and stayed in Somerset for 2 months with our little daughter Lena, 1 year old. Deliwe came to us twice a week and was only responsible for our girl. She played with her, changed nappies, fed her and put her down for her afternoon sleep. She also once did babysitting for us in the evening and I can strongly recommend her. She was at all times responsible with Lena and when she slept did light houswork in between. She has a boy herself who is a bit older than Lena. We had all our valuables laying around and nothing went missing ever. Should we again visit South Africa, maybe when we have our second child, we will definitely employ her again!

Our observationDeliwe likes to laugh and weekends spends time with her family and cleans her own house. 

Name: 15.) Agent Nkomo 

Housekeeper who worked for a hotel before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 16.) Precious Zengeni 

Cleaner or nanny for school children with a health and hygiene and a cooking certificate

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, 10 years old.

Her storyPrecious' mother works for a family in Zimbabwe. In the beginning Precious helped them out when her mother was sick, but later became part of their permanent staff as they had many guests and her mother couldn't manage the big house alone. Precious worked for them from for 7 years. Their children were 10 and 12 years old when she started to work for them and we called the family for a testimonial. For 6 months she was working in Somerset West as a cleaning lady and nanny in a family where we placed her and we also got a reference from them. In the meantime we have placed her again and now she is still looking for work on the above day(s). 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidFor Precious' reference we phoned all the way to Zimbabwe. The employer told us that Precious is very hard working and that she was with them for 7 years. First she helped out in the house and later her position became more permanent until she decided to join her husband in South Africa. The children liked her, she is very kind and has done some basic cooking. She is trustworthy and a very quick learner.

We got Precious at a difficult time from One Stop Domestic when our second child was about to arrive. We left her alone with house and animals and I thought if she could cope alone for a few days she would be a good fit. Precious was punctual and not sick but I wanted more of a nanny than she was, she cleaned well but I expected to have a lady who is naturally more interested in my kids. We got now a replacement from One Stop. I can recommend Precious for cleaning but think cleaning and kids will be too much for her if the kids are too small.

Our observationPrecious says that she is eager to learn anything new and on weekends, she listens to music, cleans her own house and goes to church.

Name: 17.) Funeka Mazomba 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who cooked dinner for the whole family and has been working for same employer for 15 years

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFuneka's employer approached us to help find her more days as she is such a wonderful lady. She started to work for her current employer in 2000 already but because the children are in creche it is now only one day a week. Since 2004 she is working for another family also. We called both employers for a reference. Funeka loves cooking and cooked supper for the whole family. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Funeka has been working for me for 15 years now. First full time then we had to reduce her hours because the children went to creche. She is very reliable and honest and great with children. She raised two children for us from newborn, cleaned, ironed and did other chores around the house. I can recommend her to anyone. 

Funeka is super trustworthy. She has the keys to our house and uses her own initiative when she cleans as we are not at home when she comes. She is always friendly towards us and lets us know if she can't come which doesn't happen often.

Our observationFuneka is very friendly. By working for the same family now for 15 years she shows that she is interested in a long term relationship with her employers. We could also see her passion for children.

Name: 18.) Margret Ajibu 

Cleaning lady with restaurant experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1996

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 19.) Jimmy Sanza 

Can do housekeeping, ironing or gardening

Nationality: Malawian

Born:  In 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: Yes

Smoker: No

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

His storyJimmy 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.

ReferencesYes, three

What the reference saidJimmy 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: 20.) Mauleen Mutapiri 

Cleaning lady who likes animals

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMauleen worked for 3 years for the same woman 2days/week until she could no longer afford her.  She then was a stand in nanny for a domestic on maternity leave. That family had 4 children and Mauleen looked after the youngest two who were 6 months and 2 years of age while she cleaned the house as well (mostly when the little one slept). Unfortunately Mauleen doesn't have their telephone number any more. We called the first lady for a testimonial. In the meantime Mauleen has found work and is still looking for the above day(s). 

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Mauleen is a good soul, a very friendly and quiet person. Growing up on a farm in Zimbabwe she can also do things like changing a light bulb. She is great with animals, all our dogs love her. Mauleen has a lot of common sense. Her speed is reasonable and she can follow orders well.

Our observation: Mauleen is a quiet person who will only ask questions if necessary. By working for the same person for 3 years she has shown that she is interested in long term employment. She likes both children and animals and likes to learn new things.

Name: 21.) Mimi Jebese

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 22.) Zanele Siyotula 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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

Name: 23.) Candice Faleni  

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years, Candice worked for the same family until they first reduced her days and then didn't need her anymore, because the children were grown up. We contacted them for a testimonial. After that we placed her as a sleep in domestic into a family with a single mom and 2 girls and they loved her too.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 24.) Esther Gama 

Cleaning lady who likes children and animals    

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 25.) Kelly Maraire 

Cleaning lady who likes children and has experience as a waitress 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1982

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Kraaifontein

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: In Zimbabwe Kelly went to study hospitality and afterwards worked in a hotel and in a catering business. Here in South Africa she helps a lady on weekends as a waitress and in the kitchen washing dishes as well as cleaning the floors. But for a better income Kelly wants to work Monday to Friday as well.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidI use Kelly whenever I need her on weekends only. She helps me with a food stall. I can say she is absolutely fantastic. She is always punctual and has never been sick. If I would not already have a domestic for my own house I would immediately offer her that position. She has to do dishwashing and cleaning up and has to interact with customers and I am happy with all of that.

Our observationKelly describes herself as humble and open minded. She says she doen's waste time talking but gets on with the job. She loves children and would also like to be a nanny.

Name: 26.) Pamela Manjingolo 

Cleaning lady with office cleaning experience who likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 27.) Sylvia Kholiwe 

Cleaning lady who irons very well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 28.) Mercy Mandidewa

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who cooked for children before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 29.) Ladwell Banda

Cleaner who also worked as a gardener, has brick laying and paving experience

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1968

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

His story: Ladwell worked at a complex as a gardener for 3 months. Aside from doing gardening work, he swept and mopped the corridors. Then he worked for a family inside and outside the house and when the husband passed away the wife could no longer afford him. We called both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Ladwell worked in our entire complex as part of gardening services. He was with us for 3 months when our estate's management signed a contract with another garden service. I absolutely loved him, because he is so humble and versatile. Our garden and my office's garden (where he also worked) looked great.

Ladwell worked for us for 7 months full time. He helped in the house and outside and is most reliable and hard working. Our whole family liked him. He didn't iron with us but can do all the rest and I can warmly recommend him.

Our observation: Ladwell is an all-rounder. He is humble and likes good communication. On weekends, he watches soccer and exercises.

Name: 30.) Cynthia Mudzengerere 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCynthia worked as a sleep in lady for a family in Somerset for 2 years. When she gave birth to her child she resigned. She is currently working part time for a family who will soon have their second child. We called them for a testimonial. Due to Covid19 they had to let her go and now she is looking for a new challenge again.

References: Yes, one

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

Our observationCynthia is a Christian  enjoys to play with children as much as cleaning. On weekends she goes to church or cleans her own house.

Name: 31.) Hilda Machaya 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker:  No

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

Her story: Hilda is a Christian who worked as a sleep in domestic for a family with 2 children until their oldest child went to crèche full time.  The baby was still very small and with the mother all day.  Hilda would clean, take care of the laundry and be responsible for the 3 year old from 13h. She would also cook family dinner every day following a recipe the employer gave her. She attended a CPR course for children and infants in Cape Town and we have a copy of her certificate. In the meantime she has found work and is now still available on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said:  Hilda has worked for us for about 8 months until we decided our oldest child will go to crèche. She took care of the 3 year old from 13h until bed time. She would give the child food and read stories, play while I took care of our newborn. I made Hilda a daily and weekly list and she got in a good routine of cleaning our big house. With me being at home and the oldest child full time in crèche there was just no sleep in nanny required any more. I can recommend her to anyone with children as she is naturally good with them.

Our observation: Hilda says she loves children and listening to them and also likes cleaning. In her free time she sells second hand clothes in her township which she buys at auctions.

Name: 32.) Angela Lottering 

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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

Name: 33.) Memory Dziwa 

Cleaning lady with a nanny certificate who irons very well

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

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

Her storyMemory worked for 3 months as a stand in domestic in a family with a 6 months old baby. She cleaned, took care of the laundry and looked after the baby every now and then when the mother went out of the house to do something. Then we placed Memory with a family for 5 days a week for nearly 3 year until they moved. They gave her a nice reference. The lady she cleans for on Saturdays, where we also placed her, is also happy with her.

References: Yes, three

What the reference saidMemory worked for us as a stand in domestic for 3 months. She was always punctual and never sick. She irons very well as I am very particular about ironing. We can recommend her to anyone.

One Stop Domestic placed Memory with us for 1 day a week cleaning work about 18 months ago. We are very happy with her and can recommend her.

We got Memory via One Stop Domestic and she was with us for nearly 3 years for 5 days a week. We moved overseas and that is the only reason we had to let her go. She is a fast cleaner who irons well and is nice to have around. She is also 100% trustworthy. I hope One Stop Domestic can find her new work soon.

Our observationMemory says on weekends she enjoys going to the park or meet friends after she has cleaned her own house and done her washing.

Name: 34.) Porcia Yekiwe 

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidPorcia 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 observationPorcia 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: 35.) Andiswa Sifolo 

Cleaner or nanny for school children with guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Andiswa was a cleaning lady for a guesthouse for a year. For the next 3 years she worked for a family in both their restaurant and private home. In the restaurant she was cleaning as well as making pizzas and fish. The family moved away and we called them for a testimonial. Andiswa also has cleaning company experience and is now looking for a new challenge again. 

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidWe were absolutely crazy about Andiswa.  The only reason why she stopped working for us was because we moved. We even tried to convince her to come with us but it was not possible. She is a very very hard worker and a fast learner. She is always neat and tidy and a physically strong worker too. She never missed one day of work in all the years and worked for our private house as well. After she had done all the ironing and cleaning she went to work in the garden to keep herself busy!! She is very good with children and does stimulational things with them like reading and writing and does not only play with them. She is as honest as can and will be a great addition to each family.

Our observationAndiswa is a thorough and fast worker.  After she had finished the cleaning tasks we had given her she started to help the other women so she is a hard worker and wants to keep herself busy. She describes herself as a hard, quiet worker who likes good communication and who likes kids.

Name: 36.) Tamara Mkholokoto

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 37.) Judy Chikwiti 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Somerset West in a flat

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 38). Erick Kambala 

Housekeeper with a housekeeping certificate who has a driver's license and can also do gardening

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 39.) Noxi Sitwayi 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 40.) Florence Pfumbidza

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 41.) Millicent Siziba 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMillicent worked for 1,5 years for a married couple in Constantia. She cleaned and ironed for them until they got divorced and could no longer afford her. We contacted them for a testimonial. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has placed Millicent and she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

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.) Lizzy Khalata

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 43.) Constance Khotso 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 44.) Melody Nyathi

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 45.) Granny Chinengundu

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Firgrove, Macassar

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 46.) Patience Klaasen 

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

LivesIn Strand

Language(s)Afrrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: Yes

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 47.) Kholeka Petela

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 48.) Connie Gxumisa 

Cleaner or nanny for babies who can cook and who attended a baby stimulation + development course as well as a cooking and hygiene/cleaning course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1971

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: Yes

Smoker: No

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

Her storyConnie was a full time domestic for a family with 3 children for 5 years. Their children were 8 and 14 years old and the mom was expecting when Connie started to work for them. The first four months the mother was also at home with Connie and the baby and then Connie took care of the baby alone at home. The family moved away but gave her a nice testimonial. Connie has also office cleaning experience and a driver's license but says she doesn't have much experience in driving because she never drives.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Connie has been working for us for 5 years full time. She is a great worker and nice to have around you. She is absolutely reliable and well organized. She could declutter the messes my children made in no time. Connie is a great cook and adapted well to our specific meal plan. She cooked us dinner on a daily basis. Her skills with laundry and delicate fabrics are also excellent. I can recommend her to anyone.

Our observationConnie smiles a lot and likes to sing. On the weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house. She is an experienced cleaner and child minder.

Name: 49.) Caroline Muronda 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns who has a learner's license and attended a child and infant CPR course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Somerset West

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: Learner’s license

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Caroline worked full time for a family in Stellenbosch for a year but when the father of the family was retrenched they had to let her go. When her next family moved she did occasional babysitting and found herself full time work again until they decided to no longer employ her after lockdown. So now she is looking for a new challenge again.

ReferencesYes, three

What the references said:

Caroline is a reliable and honest worker who is absolutely fantastic with children.  She was very loving and comforting towards my son and very safety conscious

She is naturally good with children and my son always enjoyed her company.  She knows well how to educate and stimulate a baby or child and even taught me a few tricks.  We sadly had to let her go because my husband was retrenched. 

Caroline was very loving and creative when playing with our daughter who she looked after from when she was one week old.  Her communication skills are excellent.  She would always take her out in nature and explain things to her.  I always felt very comfortable when our children were in her care. She has never been late for work and quickly became part of our family. 

Our observation: Caroline arrived with a smile and left with one.  She is self confident and cleaned well. We would especially recommend her to anyone who looks for a nanny for a very small baby since she has also all the certificates to look after them, including CPR.

Name: 50.) Tracy Muzarurwi

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a basic industrial 1st aid and basic playgroup management certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 51.) Nathi Ngxamani

Cleaner or nanny for babies who has cooked for children before

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974 

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 52.) Cleo Kobe 

Cleaning lady                         

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 53.) Pretty Chisirimunhu

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Kuilsriver

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Pretty works for a guesthouse for 3 years now whenever they call her which is sometimes often and sometimes almost not at all. She is looking to get more regular work.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Pretty has been working for my airbnb for almost 3 years now. We call her when we need her which is normally between 5 and 10 days a month. Our regular cleaner brought her with one day when we needed 2 domestics. Pretty is reliable, friendly, humble and most important for me: always there

Our observation: Pretty says she likes to learn new things and likes challenges. Saturdays she plays club netball and Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 54.) Prisca Kapawu

Cleaner or nanny for school children with hotel and restaurant experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 55.) Mpho Makate

Cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: From Lesotho

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa and Sesotho

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 56.) Thula Dinga

Cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 57.) Gloria Mngqibisa 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 58.) Zuki Makinana

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

Nationality: South African

born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

LivesIn Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 59.) Arlette Funzi

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Congolian

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in a flat in Eersterivier

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 60) Joice Chimhashu

Cleaning lady who can cook 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

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: Joice worked for 3 years in Zimbabwe as a cleaning lady and looked after a 6 months old baby. Here in South Africa she has been cleaning 1 day a week and the employer highly recommends her.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Joice has been working for us for 1 day a week now for several months and I can definitely recommend her a as a cleaning lady. She has even cooked for the people who have done house sitting for me. She is friendly, punctual and nothing went missing ever. Should she find cleaning work during the week she can still come to us on Saturdays.

Our observation: Joice is good at cooking and playing with children. She laughs a lot and describes herself as hardworking. On weekends, she watches television, bakes, and goes to church.

Name: 61.) Prim Phendulwa

Cleaner or nanny for school children who cooked for children before

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 62.) Azi Nodiba 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 63.) Sné Mtimkhilu

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a home based care certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 64.) Precious Matoyi

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with an advanced night nursing course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: Yes

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 65.) Boni Moyo 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun,

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyBoni started to work for a family which, over time, reduced her days. She cleans and irons for them and in the afternoons plays with the family's three children who adore her. We called the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidBoni is a very hard working woman who is always punctual. My kids ask me every morning if Boni is coming today and are delighted when she is. My boy is 5 and my twin girls are 8 years old and in the afternoons she plays with them. She also often helps me to prepare the veggies for family dinner by cutting them for me. Whatever you tell her she will do for you and she will certainly be a big plus for any family and out of all ladies who ever worked for me she also irons the best

Our observation: Boni describes herself as passionate about children. She likes a clean house and on weekends goes to church or meets with friends.

Name: 66.) Selina Mali

Cleaner or nanny who had the keys to her employer's home and attended Nanny and Me classes with her employer's baby

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa, Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: For many years Selina has been working for the same lady, cleaning her house once a week and we called that lady for a testimonial.One Stop Domestic has also placed her into a family full time for a few years and we never had any complaints about her.

References: Yes, two

What the reference said: Selina is very reliable and honest. I am a teacher and am never at home when she comes to clean. She has the keys to our house and comes and goes on her own. I don’t have any complaints about her and can recommend her to anyone.

Selina worked for us for 3 years and was recommended to us by another family in our complex. She worked for them for 4 years. She was with us for 3 days/week. She is a gentle and kind lady who is very dedicated, punctual and reliable. She hardly ever misses a day of work. We loved having her around and she became part of our family. My boys loved playing with her and I fully trusted her with them. She attended nanny and me classes with my youngest son and was great with the children's safety. Mindful of falling risks and checking what they put in their mouth etc.  Selina is absolutely trustworthy and honest and a real gem!

Our observation: Selina is quiet and an introvert. She says she does not like cooking but likes to clean and iron. She has been working for that one lady for many many years now and I think that shows that she is seriously interested in another long term working relationship. And that she is able to stay in one job for long, I think that means a lot.

Name: 67.) Rumbi Dongonda

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers with guesthouse and crèche experience 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

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, 3 years old

Her story: Rumby worked for a year as a cleaning lady. When the employer moved away One Stop Dometic placed her in a family with two preschool kids. Her main work there was to clean and take care of the laundry. They moved away and Rumbi found herself new work. Now we try to fill her days.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Although we don't have small children in the house any more Rumbi was great with visiting children. She worked for us three days a week and has always been punctual and honest. Her English is very good and she is a fast learner, I only explained to her once how my dishwasher and washing machine work and then she operated them alone.

Our observation: Rumbi is a Christian who is neat and is a person who likes new challenges. She is very friendly, outgoing and on weekends spends time with friends. 

Name: 68.) Cassim Makokola

Housekeeper or gardener who can do general house maintenance and paint and has worked for the same employer for 6 years

Nationality: Malawean

Born:  in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

His story: Cassim came to South Africa in 2006.  Back in Malawi he has been a housekeeper and barmen.  He first was a petrol attendant in Johannesburg and then did construction work. One Stop Domestic placed him for 6 years with a family in Somerset West.

References: Yes, three

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

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

Cassim worked for us for 5 years. We were happy with him as a worker but allowed him to borrow large amounts of money from us which in the end led to fights and the fact that we decided to let him go while still owing us. We miss his working ability but I would advise if you do employ him to be very strict about borrowing money.   

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

Name: 69.) Lucy Modondo

Cleaning lady with guesthouse experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 70.) Dolly Stemele 

Cleaner or nanny for small babies with a 1st aid course who was a chef at "The Cattle Baron"and cooks well 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 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 went to creche they reduced her days and then used cleaning services. Now she is looking again for a new challenge.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidDolly worked for us first full time and then 3 days/week as our child grew up. 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 trusted her with our child. She is always punctual and not often sick. Dolly is intelligent, a clean person and also cooked for us and I can certainly recommend her. We could just not afford her any more but still have contact with her today.

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

Name: 71.) Bule Lobi  

Cleaner or nanny for school children with a home based care certificate who can do basic cooking

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyBule worked for one year for a family until they moved. She currently works for a family with a 5 year old daughter and teenagers. We called both families for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, two.

What the reference saidBule worked for us for one year until we moved away. She is very hard working and trustworthy. I like her attitude and she adapts quickly. Nothing ever went missing and our whole family liked her. She was working for us full time and we can strongly recommend her.

Our daughter is 5 years old and the other children are teenagers. She is very good with our daughter, plays hide and seek with her and Bule is always dressed neatly and clean. I don't have to supervise her. I leave her a list of extra things to do and she gets to all of them. She is in a nice routine now and we are very happy with her. She also does some basic cooking for us.

Our observation: Bule was very polite and shy at first. On weekends she goes to church, cleans her own house and does her washing. She also helps her children with homework and says she is easy going and flexible.

Name: 72.) Talent Samson

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1998

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 73.) Joyline Chirisa 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand 

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: Learner's license

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, three

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

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

Joyline worked for us for 3 months and was always friendly and extremely good with our smallest child who went running to her each time he saw her. She has been punctual and dedicated and cleans efficiently. I believe she will fit into any family well.

Our observationJoyline loves working with kids but also enjoys cleaning. She describes herself as honest, kind, patient and helpful. On weekends, she goes to church, plays with her own children and listens to music to relax.

Name: 74.) Chenai Mutangadura

Cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two.

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

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

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

Name: 75.) Vimbi Tarehwa 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 76.) Diana Aaron 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 77.) Susan Chihota 

Cleaning lady who has twins herself and hotel experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 78.) Anna Nakoma  

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Eersterivier

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

What the reference said:

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

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

Our observation: Anna loves children, likes ironing and being in clean environments. On weekends, she plays with her children, meets up with friends and goes to church.

Name: 79.) Grace Masesa  

Cleaning lady who attended a toddler play based learning course and holds a 1st aid certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 80.) Patricia Dzikiti 

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers who can cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Klapmuts

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

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: 81.) Veronica Majangara

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 82.) Hazel Chimu

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

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Name: 83.) Florence Muchenje 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 84.) Lillian Nkohla

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1970

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two 

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

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

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

Name: 85.) Vimbai Murongazvombo 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers who can bake

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born in: 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin a flat in Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Vimbai was working for a family a couple of months where she cleaned the house and looked after a 3 year old child in the afternoons. The employer actually approached us, saying they are moving to Peru and would like Vimbai to find new work because she is so fantastic. We called that employer for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidVimbai worked for us for 7 months. She cleaned, ironed and took care of our 2,5 year old girl. The two of them got along very well. She also did babysitting for us in the evenings and we gave her extra money for this. She has never been sick in all these months and she is very reliable and trustworthy. We unfortunately are moving and I contacted One Stop Dometstic myself to make sure Vimbai gets new work soon.

Our observationVimbai is a very active young lady. In her free time she goes to the beach, goes hiking or to the movies. She likes South Africa and is passionate about children. She likes to bake and is keen to cook for her new family if they teach her how to. 

Name: 86.) Tsitsi Chinhoro 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with a home based care and an Au Pair certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

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, 8 months old

Her storyTsitsi has been working for the same family for 6 years. She was first working there full time and was alone at home with the 8 month old boy, until they put him in creche at the age of 18 months. Both parents are working. Now, the boy is already 6 years old and she still works for them 3 days/week, but since all the children of the family are now in school, there is not enough work to keep her full time. We called the family for a reference. In the meantime we placed Tsitsi and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Tsitsi has been working for us for 6 years. First, it was full time and now she still works for us 3 days/week. Six years ago, she looked after our 8 month old son unsupervised until he went to creche half-day when he was 18 months old. She still does babysitting for us on weekends and sometimes sleeps over. She is part of our family and we fully tust her. She is lovely and kids adore her. She is all you need in a nanny and cleaning lady and I can strongly recommend her.

Our observationTsitsi describes herself as friendly and she likes to play with children. On weekends, she helps her children with homework, goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 88.) Sally Hove 

Cleaning lady who holds a super nanny certificate and likes kids

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 storySally currently worked twice a week as a cleaning lady for two different people.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sally cleaned for us once a week for over 6 months. She has good timekeeping and gets to everything. She irons well and on the odd occasion where she couldn't come she always let us know. I can definitely recommend her for housework.

Our observationSally likes to work with people and is passionate about children. In her free time she go to the beach with her family and they play and sing. Sally likes to learn new things and if her new family teaches her how to is willing to cook for them.

Name: 89.) Caroline Mufuka 

Cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Strand

Language(s): Shona, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyCaroline is a Christian who is a learned dressmaker. She cleaned for a family for 4 years 3 days/week until they moved away. Then she cleaned for a family twice a week (which we called for a testimonial). In the meantime we placed her and she is now still looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Caroline is very reliable and cleans thoroughly and well.  She works alone in our house because I have my own business. She sees what needs to be done and often repairs our clothes. She's is a lovely person to have around.

Our observation: Caroline has a sewing machine at home and makes some clothes for friends. She likes new challenges and describes herself as humble.

Name: 90.) Jane Kazangarare Junior 

cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

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

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 and 5 years

Her storyWe already found work for both Jane's two sisters and the employers are very happy with them. Jane has worked as a stand in domestic for a nanny on maternity leave for 5 months until the beginning of 2015. The family had two children aged 3 and 5 who were in creche in the mornings while Jane cleaned the house and took care of the laundry. In the afternoons she cared for the two children alone. We called the family for a testimonial. One Stop Domestic found work for and now she is still looking for work on the day(s) marked green above. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidJane worked for us for 4 months full time as a stand in lady for my nanny who was on maternity leave. She is really sweet. She works really hard and cared for the two children alone und unsupervised every afternoon. She took them to the park and played with them in a responsible but fun way. My children really liked her. She is absolutely trustworthy and also did babysitting for us in the evenings.

Our observationJane is a Chrsitian and knows how to work quietly in the background yet cleans very well and has a lot of energy. She is keen on being taught how to cook.

Name: 91.) Nolu Libalele 

Cleaner or nanny for babies with guesthouse experience who likes to cook and likes children & animals

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1975

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, 4 months old

Her storyFor 3 years Nolu worked for a family full time. Their baby was 4 months old when she started there and went to creche at the age of  2,5 years when they decided to clean the house themselves. We have placed her into a family where transport became an issue and then with a guesthouse which had to let her go when the season was over. After that she was a stand in domestic for 4 months. 

ReferencesYes, four

What the reference saidNolu has worked for me for more than 3 years.  She was so much more than an employee – she was like a sister to me.  She is a very hard worker and absolutely gorgeous with the kids.  I can recommend her to anyone! 

We live on the other side of Stellenbosch and Nolu worked for us nicely. But the transport became an issue. We were very sad to loose her because of transport issues. She cleaned for us and took care of the laundry. Both my husband and I work and we have two children.

We are a guesthouse and got Nolu from One Stop Domestic. She was with us for one season. When it gets quiet we unfortunately have to let a lot of ladies go every year. Nolu always has a smile on her face. She cleaned the rooms, made beds and took care of flowers and amenities and we were happy with her work. 

Nolu is punctual, kind and friendly. She works hard and cleans and irons well. She has a kind heart and was good with my children and pets.

Our observationNolu is neat, calm and patientShe cleaned well and had fun with the other ladies attending the course. She says she likes children children and cooking. She had a smile on her face all the time and doesn't want to sit around at home.

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

Name: 150.) Martha Musungwa 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 151.) Rachel Pasipanoduya

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Philippi

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 152.) Priscilla Mata 

Cleaning lady who likes children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Dunoon, Milnerton

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 153.) Ingrid Pietersen 

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

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Tygerberg

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 154.) Christine Jindu

Cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Delft

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 155.) Zoleka Silimela 

Cleaner and nanny for school children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyZoleka worked in Fishhoek for the same family for 3 years. Then they moved away. We called them for a testimonial. Zoleka cleaned and sometimes did look after two children who were 5 and 7 years old when the parents went out. 

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZoleka is very reliable.  If we would not have moved she would still be working for us. She is honest, money lies around here and there and she has never taken a cent. We never had any problems with her, the house was always cleaned to our satisfaction and she was nice with the children,  she also works independently so it was nice for us not to tell her all the time what to do next.

Our observationZoleka likes to communicate when there are any problems. She also likes to cook and if you teach her how you want your meals to be prepared she says will gladly cook them for you!

Name: 156.) Sue Muparuri 

Cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Houtbay

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were theyYes, 2 months old

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

References: Yes, one

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

Our observation: Sue is very mature for her age. She describes herself as honest and punctual and she played a long time out of her own with my toddler so I would certainly recommend her as a nanny.

Name: 157.) Jeanette Mqongwana

Cleaning lady with hotel cleaning experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Nyanga

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Jeanette worked for 5 years for the Arabella 5 star hotel in Kleinmond, where she did housekeeping. She stopped working there when she moved to Cape Town. After that, she worked at Stellenpark for 2 years as a fruit packer.

References: Yes, one

What the references said: I work for the hotel since it was opened and remember Jeanette well. She worked for us for 5 years but when she moved to Cape Town, the transport was too far and expensive for her and she resigned. She worked for us when the hotel was owned by an international company and our standards for cleaning and attention to detail was very high. Jeanette was well trained and always punctual and friendly. I can highly recommend her to be your next cleaning lady.

Our observation: Jeanette is hardworking, likes challenges and likes people. On weekends, she goes to church, watches TV and listens to music.

Name: 158.) Francisca Pajere

Cleaning lady or nanny for babies, has grown up twins herself

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Kraaifontein but prepared to travel anywhere

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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

Name: 159.)  Sani Gwenhe 

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

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Delft

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 160.) Memory Kuveya 

Cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Delft

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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