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A Simplex is a cheap house.

And yes a lot of households still employ, house maids, gardeners etc. But not always fulltime and not always "live in"staff.
Thatch is wrong, a simplex is so calleed as its a single story "Bungalow" usually as part of a semi-detached or free standing estate to portray it UK terms.

only 13 million of SA's 48 million population earn enough to pay income tax
so maids and gardeners are a part of most people lives.
and if you have children a live-in maid/childminder is very common.
when I left the minimum wage was R1200/month and I think thats now R2500 a month.
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