Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
Over the holidays, many South Africans head home. Given the riskiness of our roads, one of the greatest gifts you can give a person who works for you is peace of mind.
Here are the minimum rates for domestic workers and nannies, valid from 3 December 2018.
Kyla Mills spoke to Parent24 after her Facebook post about Ma Lina, the nanny she grew up with, went viral. But Kyla says she feels awkward because you shouldn't be praised for being decent to people, "especially the people who raised you". This is her response to the minimum wage debate and her heartwarming story about Ma Lina.
From "it's way too low"to "not being able to pay more", from "we need to treat them with respect" to "it's a two-way road" – here's what our readers had to say about the minimum we owe to our domestic workers and nannies.
A few things to consider that go beyond the financial.
An ad on Gumtree which calls for a “dilligent, willing, hardworking smart and quick” female domestic worker has caused anger because of its unfair demands.
The lives of domestic workers may not be the responsibility of their employers, but does that mean they can't do more? Our readers respond.
It is that time of year were we need to start preparing ourselves to cope without our faithful and helpful domestic workers.
Looking after your domestic worker's best interests is about more than just the wages.
Lili Radloff talks about her relationship with the woman who cleans her house.
The High Court declared that it was unconstitutional for domestic workers to be excluded as ‘employees’.
Domestic workers, nannies and minimum wage – after reading Kyla Mills's heart-warming story about the nanny that raised her, Ma Lina, our readers responded with a flood of their own heart-warming stories.
Some people simply cannot afford to pay more than the minimum wage for their domestic workers and nannies, explains one reader.
After reading our article on the legal requirements and the way you should be treating your domestic worker and nanny, one reader wrote in and shared his side of the story...
Why should I hire a fellow black woman to clean up after me when I know how to use everything in the image above?
We had a big response to the story "Coping without your domestic worker during the holidays".
Our readers share the amount they’re willing to spend on extra help.
Finding someone I can trust with my son and my home has been horribly difficult.
Our readers say the woman who cleans their homes is much more than just an employee.
Play it legal by providing your domestic worker and nanny with a work contract. Here's what you need to know.
DurbanvilleZaPOP Media (Pty) LtdR1 000.00 Per Month
Atlantic SeaboardShimansky Jewellers
Apartments / Flats
R 11 500 000
R 16 000 000
R 3 495 000
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