She is originally from Fort Beaufort. She is married however her husband chooses to live in the Transkei while she spends more time in Guguletu. She has 2 sons and 1 daughter as well as 2 grandchildren.
She used to work in an old age home as well as later a housekeeper. Eleanor is a committed church goer and loves to sing.
Boniswa Christine Mrwetyana
She lives in Guguletu, is a widow and has 2 sons and a daughter. One of her sons still lives at home as well as 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
She worked as a housekeeper for 25years and is now retired.
Her hobbies include social meetings at the centre for the elderly as well as cooking, knitting and crochet
Maggy is Zimbabwean and has been in the Western Cape for a couple of years. She is here with her husband trying to earn a living so that they can support their 3 daughters who have remained in Zimbabwe, looked after by their nanny. The 3 girls are Samantha (20), Chelsea (15) and Oracene (11) and not a day goes by that Maggy doesn’t wish to return to them but because there is no work for her there she is forced to be parted from them.
She has her O levels as well as having completed a Secretarial Course, and was working as one for 19 years until work was no longer available. Here she works as a live in housekeeper and then on weekends returns to her husband.
Her dream is to be an entrepeneur and with the money she earns to put her eldest through University.
Doreen Jane Samson
Lives in Mandelay in order to look after her granddaughter, Naledi which means Star (17years old) after her daughter passed away due to kidney failure 2 years ago. She also has a son who lives with her.
She worked as a housekeeper for the Southern Suns Hotels for 15years and then became a litigation clark and conveyancer.
Her hobbies include helping out at IKamva Labantu assisting the elderly there as well as cooking, knitting and crochet.
Nombulelo Laetitia Chulayo
Lives in Guguletu and has never been married. She has 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters. She worked as a Senior Nurse at the Children’s Red Cross Hospital as well as Michael Mapongwana.
She is now retired and helps to look after her grandchildren