A Study of African Domestic Workers in an Indian Township
This research is undertaken in the belief that sociologists and anthropologists in South Africa have a particular obligation to record the injustice and exploitation that surround us and of which we are often a contributing factor. The research not only tries to bring into the open the exploitation of the domestic workers, but also gives considerable attention to what these workers are saying. The domestic service constitutes one of the largest sources of employment for Africans in South Africa, yet it is largely understudied. There has been no previous investigation of domestic workers in my area of investigation, and to date only a few comprehensive studies of domestic workers in South Africa have been done. The problem of few studies dealing with domestic workers, makes my task more difficult, as I have to question the accepted pattern of inequalities on which the entire social order of this country is based on.