A meaningful gift to give your domestic helper this holiday

2019-12-03 08:52

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.

UPDATED: What is the minimum wage for domestic workers and nannies 2019?

2018-12-14 00:00

Here are the minimum rates for domestic workers and nannies, valid from 3 December 2018.

For Ma Lina, and the many other domestic workers who raised us, while their own kids were going to bed without them

2018-07-03 13:30

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.

Sjoe! Our readers had quite a bit to say about the minimum wage of domestic workers and nannies

2017-12-20 15:05

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.

We should be giving our nannies and domestic workers more than just the minimum wage

2017-12-18 10:38

A few things to consider that go beyond the financial.

Exploitative domestic worker ad sickens and upsets

2017-03-09 16:55

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.

My domestic worker lives in shocking conditions

2015-10-07 10:52

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.

Coping without your domestic during the holidays

2014-12-12 11:47

It is that time of year were we need to start preparing ourselves to cope without our faithful and helpful domestic workers.

What are you doing to take care of your domestic worker?

2014-03-28 13:58

Looking after your domestic worker's best interests is about more than just the wages.

The other woman in your house

2013-11-07 09:52

Lili Radloff talks about her relationship with the woman who cleans her house.


Domestic workers can now claim money for injuries after landmark court ruling

2019-05-24 16:59

The High Court declared that it was unconstitutional for domestic workers to be excluded as ‘employees’.

"No matter the colour of our skin, we are just plain human beings": Jackson Mthembu and our readers respond to Ma Lina's story

2018-07-06 12:40

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.

OPINION: "Domestic workers will soon become a handful of people only the elite can afford"

2018-06-12 11:08

Some people simply cannot afford to pay more than the minimum wage for their domestic workers and nannies, explains one reader.

"It's a two-way road": a reader responds to the way we treat our nannies

2017-12-20 10:54

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...

Hiring domestic help is a bit more complicated when you're a young black woman

2017-08-01 13:51

Why should I hire a fellow black woman to clean up after me when I know how to use everything in the image above?

How you cope without extra help over the holidays

2016-12-29 10:54

We had a big response to the story "Coping without your domestic worker during the holidays".

How much I pay my domestic worker...

2015-02-26 00:00

Our readers share the amount they’re willing to spend on extra help.

Domestic worker dramas

2014-10-04 20:51

Finding someone I can trust with my son and my home has been horribly difficult.

The other woman is a part of my family

2013-11-13 09:39

Our readers say the woman who cleans their homes is much more than just an employee.

Domestic workers and nannies: contracts

2011-09-16 14:00

Play it legal by providing your domestic worker and nanny with a work contract. Here's what you need to know.

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