The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) found that the number
of domestic workers is more or less 1,153,000. Being in the business of supplying
domestic workers for more than 20 years to many households in the Greater
Pretoria region, we had many requests from employers and employees for
guidance regarding employment.
After a long time of contemplating thoughts of giving out some kind of
guidance or record-keeping manual with all the requirements as per the Basic
Conditions of Employment Act, we came up with this idea in book form.
With this, the employer and the employee can have a hard copy record
regarding employment and many other aspects of being a domestic worker in
We really hope that this book with a guide on record-keeping included will
be of great help to both parties involved, and we also hope that this will take
out from the employer the fear of employing a domestic worker and any
unreasonable practices towards the employee.
In this guide, we will direct you step by step according to what is expected by
the law when you employ a domestic worker in order to ease out any fears of
wrongdoing from the employer’s side and to safeguard the domestic worker
from any unlawful practices being employed.