• Domestic helper distress 

    Labour is cheap in South Africa. In Durban the average cost for a domestic worker is R120 ($9) per day. When we moved to Jhb I found out that the average here is R200 ($15) and I felt very sorry for myself because now we could only afford to have someone come in twice a week instead of three times. Those two days are amazing though. Our apartment is tidy, the sink is empty and there’s someone else to entertain the kiddies while I cook or sort out the clothes they’ve outgrown or shower or do some other fun mum stuff. *sarcasm* I adore our Helper. (I can’t call her…