Hiring domestic help can be a bit conflicting for young black SA women - here's how to make your home a dignified working environment

2019-10-22 15:10

From navigating historical guilt to avoiding being what corporate HR is to you, it's a little more complicated for black women to hire help at home. Aisha Pandor has some expert advice on how to deal.

16% of South Africa's domestic workers are abused at work, according to a shocking new report

2019-05-19 07:44

In 2017, Stats SA said there were more than one million domestic workers in South Africa. A new survey suggests 27% of them may live in shacks while working other people's homes.

When the nanny becomes family: Touching stories that will make you see domestic work in a new light

2019-03-01 10:35

We received a number of letters from Parent24 readers whose relationships with their domestic workers defy social standards and brought us to tears.

This is how much you’re supposed to pay your domestic worker

2019-01-15 13:00

There is some confusion about domestic worker wages following the new minimum wage legislation.

Domestic workers still receive zero respect

2018-05-31 09:05

has everything to do with the respect and gratitude shown by the household employers towards those helping them to do that which they are unable to carry out.

Cheers and tears for latest domestic pay hike

2016-11-17 23:21

Fin24 users have shared their views on the latest round of wage increases for domestic workers.

Domestic labour’s digital transition

2016-10-09 08:49

Home cleaning services are disrupting the conventional Madam and Eve set-up as two apps continue to empower workers.

Why I don’t pay medical aid for my domestic – News24 users have their say

2015-11-30 12:05

Following claims by Julius Malema that South Africans would pay medical aid for their pets before their domestic workers, a News24 survey reveals why some users are reluctant to cover their domestic worker.

Are domestic worker wages fair?

2015-09-30 16:37

A News24 survey has revealed how much each province pays domestic workers, and the results are surprising.

UK's tied visa rules fuel abuse of live-in maids

2015-05-28 09:00

Tied visas have "unintentionally strengthened the hand of the slave master against the victim of slavery", according to a British parliamentary committee.


Local NGO provides legal support and other free resources to victims of domestic abuse and gender-based violence

2019-09-05 13:05

The Warrior Institute is at the forefront of fighting to end the cycle of abuse and gender-based violence in South Africa.

Workers’ Day: Cleaner dreams of running her own business

2019-05-02 21:01

Zanele Tasana loves her work but wants to make more money for her grandchildren. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.

Single mother buys bigger home to make room for her domestic worker

2019-02-27 09:13

"She is kind to Leo and so gentle, and he learns with her every day. I am thankful I can afford to have a nanny for my son, and more importantly, I am really glad she chose to live in with us."

Five things your domestic worker contract must entail

2018-05-31 10:14

Employment contracts are very important in safeguarding the rights of both the employer and employee

Domestic worker opens fraud case against Mpumalanga MEC's office

2017-01-28 08:22

A 62-year-old domestic worker who worked for Mpumalanga's education MEC has filed a fraud case after she discovered that her government salary was being taken without her knowledge.

Higher pay rates for domestic workers

2016-11-07 20:33

You will have to pay your domestic worker more from December after the Department of Labour announced an increase in the minimum wage.

Domestic worker dismissed for 'stealing tea bag'

2016-06-30 11:30

A 29-year-old shop owner in Mpumalanga has admitted dismissing his domestic worker for allegedly stealing a tea bag.

Why you can't just fire your domestic worker

2015-10-09 07:19

What you need to know about dismissing your domestic worker.

How much do you pay your domestic worker? News24 users have their say

2015-09-28 12:40

Are you paying your domestic worker a good wage? A News24 survey reveals some interesting results...

Asia migrant workers rally to fight low pay

2015-05-26 16:03

Governments need to tackle unscrupulous agencies that lure women into domestic work abroad and charge exorbitant fees, says an activist.

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