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
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...