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

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

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

Name: 1.) Patricia Khuphiso

cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa, understands Afrikaans

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 3 years Patricia was a sleep in domestic for a family in Somerset. They had 3 children and the youngest one stayed with Patricia while the others were in school. Patricia’s mother became sick and she went to the Eastern Cape to care for her. The family had to fill her position. 

A crèche in Strand calls her to come clean whenever someone is sick or on leave. We called both for a testimonial.

References: Yes, two

What the references saidPatricia was really nice and great with our youngest child. Her cleaning is also up to standard.

We are a creche and call Patricia when one of our regular cleaning ladies is sick. She is punctual and friendly and laughs a lot; she is also good with the children. She is very honest, nothing went missing ever. She also has contact with our creche kids and she is a natural with them. She really deserves full time work!

Our observationPatricia says she likes to clean and to communicate if there is a problem. She loves children, is friendly and kind. On weekends she goes to church and cleans her own house.

Name: 2.) Lelanie Jakobs  

cleaner or nanny for babies, guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 3.) Patricia Thifela 

cleaner or nanny for babies, home based care and Au Pair course, child and infant 1st aid certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

Patricia works for us for 2 days a week. Whe is always on time and always keeps her word. She works diligent and I never have to ask her to redo anything or to check up on her. She is great with our ironing and enjoys it, unlike the rest of us. She clearly loves children and when she sees my primary school children in the afternoons, she gets on with them extremely well. I can certainly recommend her.

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

Name: 4.) Susan Chihota 

cleaner, has twins herself, hotel experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 5.) Pinkie Mgodeli 

cleaner or nanny for babies

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

Because Pinkie has been struggeling so long now to fill her week and get work on the other days that she asked us to make her available for full time work as she really needs a full time income.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 6.) Lisa Dadirai 

cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

cleaner or nanny for toddlers, looked after 1 year old twins, her only daughter is a grown up

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available? :

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, three

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

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

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

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

Name: 8.) Valerie Koopman 

cleaning lady, irons well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Gordon's Bay

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyValerie worked for a family for 4 years as a cleaning lady. She then fell pregnant with her last child and decided to resign in order to spend more time with her child. The family had to fill her position and we called them for a testimonial. In the meantime we placed Valerie and now she is still looking for the day(s) above. With the current employer we placed her she has now already been working again for over a year and they are very happy with her too.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidValerie worked for us for 4 years. She is hard working and irons very fast. She was always punctual and we never had any problems with her. I can really recommend her as a cleaning lady.

One Stop Domestic placed Valerie with us and although we were very suspicious in the beginning, as she can not read or write, we are so impressed with her, that we can recommend her to anyone. We communicate via whatsapp voice messages or call each other. I will never trade her for a lazy one who is literate!

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

Name: 9.) Sylvia Charumengwe 

cleaner or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storySylvia worked for a family for 6 months 3 days/week until they moved away. We contacted the family for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Sylvia worked for us for almost 7 months until we moved. She is very helpful and when you ask her something, she will do it for you. She is very punctual and faster than your average cleaning lady.

Our observationSylvia describes herself as humble and a fast learner. She doesn't like to sit at home and is very keen to find work.

Name: 10.) Shireen Petersen

cleaner or nanny for newborns, looked after a lady in a wheelchair, can cook, guesthouse experience

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar, Firgrove

Language(s): Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyShireen cleaned a guest house for 5 years whenever they needed her. She then looked after a lady in a wheelchair until the lady passed away. In 2015 she worked a year for a family in the Helderberg and was alone at home with two small children 80% of the time while she also cleaned and took care of the laundry. The family moved away and now Shireen is looking for a new challenge again. In the meantime One Stop Domestic has found work for her and now she is still looking for the day(s) above.

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

ReferencesYes, three

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

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

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

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

Name: 11.) Florence Muchenje 

cleaner or nanny for babies, Au Pair, 1st aid and CPR course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1973

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

Our observationFlorence describes herself as well organized and cheerful. In her free time she likes to make clothes and she is passionate about children. Her own two children live in Zimbabwe but because of her husband she is looking for sleep out work.

Name: 12.) Annelise Carelse 

cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Lives: in Macassar

Language(s)Afrikaans, English

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: Yes

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 13.) Tina Mawoyo 

cleaner or nanny for newborns, looked after twins while parents worked

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1993

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyIn Zimbabwe Tina worked as a housekeeper for 3 years for the same family which we called for a testimonial.  She was alone at home with newborn twins and a 3 year old child while cleaning the house and taking care of the laundry. Both parents went to work. If someone teaches her how to she is willing to to cook for her new family.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Tina was a real pearl to us. We left her alone with our newborn twins and 3 year old child while my wife and I went to work every day. She took great care of them and managed to keep the house organized and clean as good as you can with three small children. She is a very hard worker and besides the cleaning also took care of the laundry on the weekends. She was never sick. We were very sad when she decided to move to South Africa where she joined her sister.

Our observationTina was very shy at first.  In her free time she goes to church or reads. She is a calm person who says she is passionate about kids and she immediately started to play with my toddler.

Name: 14.) Idah Macheya 

cleaner or nanny for babies, creche experience

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyIdah is a Christian who worked for a creche for one year and also for a private family for a year until they could no longer afford her. She likes children as much as cleaning and has found work now for several days.

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 15.) 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: 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.

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

References: Yes, one

What the reference 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: 16.) Nozi Mgqoko 

cleaning lady, loves animals, worked for the same family for 4 years

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1977

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa, 

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNozi worked for a family full time for 4 years until the employer moved away. We contacted them for a testimonial. In the meantime she found work and is now looking for employment on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 17). Erick Kambala 

gardener, driver, housekeeper, housekeeping certificate

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 light house cleaning.

In South Africa he was a gardener for 2 days, helping out a family when they needed 2 instead of one gardener and their regular gardener Andrew brought him with to work. We contacted them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Still trying to make contact

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: 18.) Margret Ajibu 

cleaning lady, 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.) 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 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 always honest and neat and was always there. 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.

 Our observationCleo has no children of her own and lives together with her sister in Stellenbosch. She was very friendly and is eager to find work. Cleo says she doesn’t drink and is easy to talk to.

Name: 20.) Esther Gama 

cleaning lady, likes children and animals    

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1995

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Chewa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 21.) Memory Dziwa 

cleaner or nanny for older kids, super nanny certificate, child care course

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, SatSun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

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

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. We do have a copy of her super nanny certificate. In the meantime she found work and is now still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

One Stop Domestic placed Memory in a family with a newborn. Both parents were working from when the baby was 3 months old. But after 8 months the family decided to get another nanny. They say her daughter dearly loved Memory but Memory doesn't have a natural instinct to know when a baby is overstimulated or tired. They advised us to place Memory into a family with older children as they believe she likes kids and is better with children 3 years and older.

Memory found work again and now she is looking for work on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

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 and when I went to the shops or go out of the house for a while she would take good care of our 6 months old baby unsupervised. We can recommend her to anyone.

Memory was placed into our family by One Stop Domestic when our daughter was a newborn. Memory always tried hard and made an efford and if we wouldn't plan on having a second baby soon we would have kept her as she has a heart for children but not the natural instinct you need to work with babies. I would recommend her to a family with slightly older children who can maybe talk already. Her cleaning and ironing is up to standard so also my recommendation here....

Our observationMemory's children stay in Zimbabwe. She says on weekends she enjoys going to the park after she has cleaned her own house and done her washing.

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

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidZanele has worked for us for 6 months. The ladies come walking to us from Kayamandi. We don't pay them but give them the opportunity to gain cleaning experience. They clean inside the offices, office rooms, bathrooms and office equipment and also work in our garden. We normally only take people for 6 months and understand of course should they resign earlier because they don't get a salary. Zanele is a fantastic worker. Was always on time and left with a smile. Did good cleaning and we all were happy with her. I can definitely recommend her for cleaning.

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

Name: 23.) Noluvuyo Ntombana 

cleaning lady, home management course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

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

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

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Name: 24.) Patricia Komani 

cleaning lady, care for the elderly course and food preparation course, irons very well, good with animals, can cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Llwandle

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyNolindo worked for one family for 20 years and after that for another family for 5 years. We phoned the one family for a reference.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidNolindo 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 observationNolindo loves cooking and is a professional ironer. She likes children and describes herself as friendly and humble. She is good with instructions, responsible and manages her time well. On weekends, she likes to go run and play netball. 

Name: 25.) Lindi Katandika 

cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes to cook

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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 storyLindi was a stand in domestic for 1 month in a family with 3 children. We contacted them for a testimonial. 

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 26.) Pamela Manjingolo 

cleaning lady, office cleaning experience, likes children

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the 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, irons very well

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 28.) Tumie Mbayeka 

cleaner or nanny for babies, children's 1st aid and home care certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

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

References: Yestwo

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

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

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

Name: 29.) Martha Makota 

cleaner or nanny for toddlers    

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, 

Daily wage: R220

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMartha worked for a family in Gordon's Bay as a nanny and cleaner. The children were 3 and 5 years old. Then the family relocated to China and we called the grandmother, who still lives in Gordon's Bay, for a testimonial. She currently works every Saturday for the grandmother as a cleaning lady. In the meantime we placed her in 2017. The new family is very hapy with her. And now she is still looking for work on the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Martha worked for my daughter for one month until they relocated to China. Since June 2016 she has been working for me on Saturdays. She cleans my house very nicely and with own inititative. I certainly want to keep her and asked her to only find work Monday to Friday. Martha is easy, hard working and not lazy. With my daughter she played with the children some afternoons and they liked her. In the time she works for me she has never been sick on a Saturday and I can strongly recommend her as a cleaner or a nanny.

Our observation: Martha likes to communicate. On weekends she spends time with her family and sings in her church choir.

Name: 30.) Porcia Kobi 

cleaner, basic cooking, home based care course 

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 31.) Fezeka Komeni 

cleaning lady, likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: In 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Khayelitsha

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 32.) Cindy Lottering 

cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Afrikaans

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidCindy worked for us twice a week. Our offices are in Asla park. She was always punctual and everyone liked her. She cleans well and uses her own initiative. She is always there, very reliable and we can strongly recommend her to anyone. 

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

Name: 33.) Sue Ndlovu 

cleaning lady or nanny for school children, basic childcare, cooking and teaching certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 34.) Thembi Zvomoyo 

cleaning lady or nanny for school children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Macassar

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 35.) Letwin Mapuranga

cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1979

Which days available? 

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

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 intelligent, friendly and quiet. The rooms we gave her she cleaned to our full satisfaction. On the weekends she spends time with her family or reads. She says she likes a clean house.

Name: 36.) Felicia Nkosiyane

cleaning lady, did cleaning course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 37.) Judy Chikwiti 

cleaner or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1986

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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.) Belssing Samukange 

cleaning lady or nanny for newborns

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 39.) Noxi Sitwayi 

cleaning lady

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 40.) Enita Chimaimba

cleaning lady, likes children and animals

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1994

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 41.) Millicent Siziba 

cleaning lady

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1983

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 42.) Nola Mtshazo 

cleaner or nanny for babies, can cook

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1987

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out 

Livesin Nomzamo 

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one 

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

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

Name: 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.) Jane Kazangarare Junior 

cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

Worked with children before, if yes what ages were they? Yes, 3 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: 45.) Candice Faleni  

cleaner or nanny for school children, cooks 1st aid course

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1984

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin the Strand

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

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 46.) Mpho Nyanguru 

cleaner or caregiver, experience with disabled adults

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1992

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 47.) Genevieve Celestie 

cleaning lady or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar

Language(s): Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyGenevieve worked for a family for 18 months. When she started to work for them their baby was 2 months old and she was in daytime alone with the baby at home. Both parents worked. When the boy went to a full time creche, they no longer needed Genevieve. She then worked for a family for 3 months until they could no longer afford her. Their baby was a newborn when Genevieve started to work there and she took care of the baby many mornings when the mother went to the gym or shops.

In the meantime we placed her again and now she is still available to work for you on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, two

What the reference saidGenevieve worked for us for 18 months. I can strongly recommend her as a child minder. She looked after our boy from when he was 2 months old, cleaned our house and did the ironing. She was very trustworthy and loving towards our boy. She was always flexible if she needed to come in earlier or stay later. It was a privilege to have her as a part of our family. She had a positive influence on our son's development. She took instructions easily but also made good decisions on her own and I can recommend her to any family with children. Our boy now went to creche and we could no longer afford her.

Genevieve worked for us for 6 months. Our only child was a newborn then. She always watched the baby when I went out in the mornings to do shopping etc.. and was very good with our baby. We were also happy with her cleaning and ironing and had no problems with her whatsoever. I work from home and we could unfortunately no longer afford her, otherwise she would still be working for us.

Our observationGenevieve says she is passionate about children, she likes cleaning and on weekends she goes to church or to the beach with her husband and child.

Name: 48.) Agent Nkomo 

housekeeper, worked in a 5 star hotel

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 49.) Yanda Mbambani

cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout 

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyYanda worked for a cleaning company and one day took a client's telephone number to work for them privately. The family had a one year old child. And while her main responsibility was to clean the house and do the laundry, Yanda sometimes looked after the one year old as well.

References: Yes, one

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

Our observation: Yanda likes to cook and to work with people. She is very social and easy to talk to.

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

Name: 51.) Porcia Yekiwe 

cleaning lady or nanny for babies, baby and toddler development and stimultion certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 52.) Lucia Bunhu 

cleaner or nanny for newborns, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1975

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 53.) Shireen Petersen

cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes to cook, guesthouse exprience, looked

after a woman in a wheelchair, allergic to cats

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Macassar

Language(s): Afrikaans, English, 

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Shireen worked for a guesthouse for 6 years whenever they needed her. She then looked after a wheelchair bound lady until the lady passed away. For one yearshe worked for a family in Strand until they had to let her go because of financial problems. One Stop domestic placed Shireen into a family for almost 3 years until the transport became a financial issue and the family could not give her a raise to make up for the expensive transport. We contacted all references.

References: Yes, four

What the reference said: One Stop Domestic placed Shireen with us for almost 3 years full time. She started to work for us when our oldes child was 4 months old and helped with the younger one from newborn age. She quickly got to know our house routine and became part of our family. We had a great relationship with her from early on and trusted her with everything, the house and children. She set them boundaries and was strict with them, but fantastic. She didn't only play with them but stimulated them. She also helped with the cooking. Our kids loved her and we were all very sad the day she left. We hope she will find a nice family soon who lives closer to her.

Shireen worked for us for 6 years off and on when we needed her. We do have a guesthouse in Strand and in high season it gets very busy. 

Shireen worked for us for a year until we had to let her go because our financial situation changed. She looked after our children and was I would say 80% alone with them. She is lovely with kids.

Shireen looked after my mother who was in a wheelchair until she passed away and she has such a lovely nature that I can definitley recommend her for any work.

Our observation: Shireen is an outgoing person who looks after her own grandchildren on weekends and says she takes initiative and loves kids, dogs and likes to cook too. On weekends she gives children dancing lessons in her church.

Name: 54.) Lilian Matunjana 

cleaner or nanny for school children, cooking certificate                               

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1972

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outin or out

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 55.) Gloria Munkwa 

cleaning lady or nanny for school children, home based care and child minding certificate

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1982

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Monthly salary: Considers any offers!

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyFor 9 years, Gloria has been working for a laundry in Somerset West, but they only call her when they need her and that's why she is looking for full-time domestic work. For the last 2 months, she has been cleaning for the same family every Saturday and we called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidGloria has been working for us for 2 months now every Saturday. She works at the laundry we use and one day I just approached her. She is very reliable and cleans to our full satisfaction. She is always punctual and does what you tell her. She only cleans with us, but I can see that she is good with children. She even taught our child a few words in Xhosa. I am a goldsmith and once forgot some jewlery at home and Gloria just put it in a neat heap and nothing went missing. I can really recommend her because she is such a good person and cleans very well.

Our observationIn her free time, Gloria follows soccer and rugby and plays with her own children. She likes to stay at home on weekends and is really keen to find a permanent job.

Name: 56.) Julia Magywalisa 

cleaner or nanny for babies                            

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Lives: in the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 57.) Isabel Kadzuraumera 

cleaner or nanny for babies, cooked for children

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 58.) Chipo Tsunga

cleaning lady or nanny for small babies, CPR + 1st aid course, Au Pair certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin a flat in Somerset West

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyChipo is a Christian who worked for the same family for 8 years. She started to work for them when the mother was not pregnant yet. From when the baby was 3 months old Chipo took care of the baby unsupervised while the parents both went to work. She also cleaned the house and took care of the laundry when baby slept. The family moved to Wilderness and now Chipo is looking for a new family. We called them for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidChipo worked for us for 8 years. That alone says something. We offered her to come with us when we moved but she prefered to stay in Somerset. Her brother is was our gardener and they are a great Christian family. She is a clever and modern girl who uses her own initiative and was great with our child. Responsible and fun to be around.

Our observationChipo describes herself as passionate about children. On weekends she helps someone to sell food on a market and Sundays she goes to church.

Name: 59.) Arlette Funzi

cleaning lady

Nationality: Congolian

Born: in 1991

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in a flat in Eersterivier

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 60.) Zine Gwexa 

cleaning lady, likes to cook

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1985

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 61.) Prim Phendulwa

cleaner or nanny for school children, cooked for children before

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1976

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Lives: in Mfuleni

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 62.) 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

Name: 63.) Gloria Mngqibisa 

cleaning lady

Nationality: South African

Born: in 1974

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun 

Stay in/outout

Livesin Stellenbosch

Language(s): English, Xhosa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 64.) Sharon Dovorogwa 

cleaner or nanny for toddlers, has cooked family dinner before

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker:  No

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

Her storySharon is a Christian who worked in the Strand for 3 years until the family could no longer afford her. For them she was doing both house cleaning and child minding a 3 and a 7 year old child. We called them for a testimonial. Sharon is also very confident about cooking and has cooked dinner for the whole family before.

References: Yes, one

What the reference saidSharon has been working for us for about 3 years 3 days a week. She is always on time and has never been sick. She cleans thoroughly. She doesn't have to do child minding with us as my children are big. When my father passed away I don't know what I would have done without her. Her next employer will be very lucky.

Our observationSharon is passionate about children. In her free time she reads and listens to music. She says she is patient with chilren, likes to laugh and on weekends meets with friends. 

Name: 65.) Priscillar Mugoviwa

cleaner or nanny for toddlers, likes cooking

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1988

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 66.) Jennifer Zaro

cleaning lady, likes to iron

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1969

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s license: No

Smoker: No

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

Her story: Jennifer 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 observation: Jennifer 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: 67.) Fundiswa Thembani - cleaner or nanny for newborns

Nationality: South African 

Born: in 1979

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out 

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Xhosa 

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 68.) Margaret Chakanyuka 

cleaning lady 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1978

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin the Strand

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyMargaret worked for a family for a year until Margaret gave birth and decided to be a mom for a while. With that family there was no child minding involved although she already looked after a 1,5 year old child of another family. She was alone at home with the toddler but when the family moved overseas she forgot to ask them for a reference. We called the family in Stellenbosch where she worked for a year, for a testimonial. Margaret has found work in the meantime and is now still looking for a position on the day(s) marked green above.

References: Yes, one

What the reference said: Margaret worked for us for a bit more than a year. She took care of the household and was very reliable and hard working. When she fell pregnant we decided to employ someone else because we couldn't wait for her to come back after 6 months or so. That was the only reason why we let her go, otherwise she would still be working for us. She is very honest and dedicated.

Our observation: Margaret loves children and on the weekends goes to church. She was very thankful and we could see that she is naturally good with children.

** Cleaners and nannies from Cape Town

and surroundings**

Name: 73.) Patricia Dzikiti 

cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, cooked dinner for her previous family

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1974

Which days availableMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Gugulethu

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyPatricia worked for a family in Zimbabwe for 5 years, where she did cleaning and babysitting. She had to leave, because the employers moved to the UK. Then she worked as a nanny in the Eastern Cape for 3 years. A relative of the family started looking after the children and they no longer needed Patricia's assistance. In Cape Town, she worked as a nanny for a family for a year until they could no longer afford her.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 74). Albert Ngwira 

cleaner, gardener, artisan work

Nationality: Malawian

Born: in 1990

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: out

Livesin Houtbay

Language(s): English, Chichewa

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, two

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

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

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

Name: 75.) Harrison Nyimba 

housekeeper, handyman, has made breakfast before, gardening

Nationality: Malawean

Born: in 1989

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/out: in or out

Livesin Cape Town, Heathfield, close to Plumstead

Language(s): English, Chirichewa

Driver’s licence: Learner's licence

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 76.) Priscilla Mata 

cleaning lady, 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. She started there 3 years ago and currenlty gets R4000/month but says she would much rathe prefer domestic work and earn R3500 but have regular working hours. Priscilla knows everything about cleaning and ironing and we called the owner of the food manufactury for a testimonial.

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 77.) Emma Muchuweti 

cleaning lady or nanny for babies, early childhood development certificate

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1981

Which days available?

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

Stay in/out: out

Lives: Milnerton - Summergreens

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

Her storyEmma worked for a family full time for 6 months until they could no longer afford her when their daughter went to creche. We called them for a testimonial. In the meantime Emma has found work and is now still looking for the above day(s).

References: Yes, one

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

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

Name: 78.) Martha Musungwa 

cleaning lady or nanny for toddlers, did child care training workshop

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Born: in 1980

Which days available?

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Stay in/outout

Livesin Fishhoek

Language(s): English, Shona

Driver’s licence: No

Smoker: No

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

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

References: Yes, one

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

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