Gran designs: If you need help just call the granny nannies

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Gran designs: If you need help just call the granny nannies

Women who should be kicking back and enjoying their retirement are being forced back into employment

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At 69, Durban granny Robyn* should be enjoying her golden years but harsh economic times have forced her to roll up her sleeves and go back to work.

The pensioner is part of a gang of granny nannies, in SA and internationally, who have come out of retirement and make a living looking after other people’s children and the elderly.

Robyn works as an caregiver to the elderly in London via a UK agency based in Cape Town. She says the main reason she went into the care industry abroad was because of the high exchange rate – she earns up to R2,000 a day...

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