Izwi in the media
"Izwi" means Voice. Domestic work is hidden work; it happens
behind closed doors, and, despite the labour laws, employers
easily get away with exploitation and abuse. Workers often
feel they are disrespected by not only employers, but society
as a whole. Giving workers a chance to speak about their
opinions and experiences in the media is an critical step in
breaking the culture of silence and shifting power disparity.
Below is a sampling of some of the stories our media partners have shared.
"Domestic workers pay high price for employers’ noncompliance." Wicks, B. The Citizen, 5 May 2020
"Domestic Workers Speak Out."Nethshitungulu, C. Lenasia Rising Sun, 15 October 2019.
"Not much in minimum wage for vulnerable women to celebrate." Tekie, A & Khunou, K. Business Day, 24 August 2019.
"Domestic workers demand to be treated fairly under law." Cabe, M. & Bangani, Z. New Frame, 28 June 2019
The Morning Show, eTV, 19 June 2019.
Tonight with Lester, 702 / Cape Talk, 20 May 2019
Morning News Today, ENCA, 3 May 2019.
"Hope for domestic workers." Cabe, M. Mail & Guardian, 24 January 2019.
"Domestic worker exploitation in South Africa." Power 98.7, 29 May 2018.
"Domestic worker describes how boss beat her." ENCA News, 27 April 2018.