May 2010

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Domestic Workers in South Africa: It's Modern Day Slavery

Picture: Gail Pellet Productions Mohamed Motala - "The boss can also tell you what to do around the house. For example, she’ll say wash the dogs even though it’s not your job to do that. Then she’ll tell me to put sunscreen on the dogs because they get burnt. Now the dogs run away from me when they see me because they hate sunscreen. Have you ever seen a dog that uses sunscreen?" (Domestic Worker from Pimville working in a Johannesburg suburb.) There are approximately one million, mainly black women, who are...