Joanne Brunette, Sylvia Kgobe and Wendy BeyneveldtHirsch’s Centurion recently hosted their monthly Domestics Training Course. The course is not only aimed at improving the skills of domestic workers, but this event – like many others, is another way Hirsch’s contribute to community development.


In conjunction with the Training course, a competition is run whereby a Domestic Worker of the month is awarded, and receives a R300,00 gift voucher.  The monthly finalist also stands a chance to win the Domestic Worker of the Year competition with a prize of R5000,00 gift voucher, compliments of Hirsch’s.


Said Wendy Beyneveldt, the Employee of this month’s winner – Sylvia Kgobe: “Sylvia came into our lives 3 years ago and has grown in leaps and bounds.  One of the amazing skills she has learnt is to cook for us.  You don’t always see Angels in real life – but Sylvia is one of them.”

Sylvia was thrilled to receive the recognition, and having recently given birth to triplets, welcomed the voucher – which she immediately utilised towards a new iron and kettle.


After the completion of the training course, certificates were handed out to each of the Domestics.

They general consensus was that they had learnt a lot of new skills, which would definitely be put to good use.  Said Employer Kevin Knott, after having received feedback from his Domestic, Sibusisiwe Ndlovu: “Thank you very much – Vusi enjoyed her day so much.  Thank you Hirsch’s for this great initiative.”



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