The artist revisits the grey areas of apartheid era to the present plights of inequality and racial issues in work spaces. The painting depicts maids who work tirelessly to make a living but are subjected to racial injustice and mistreated. Being a sore issue that many go through, Mncela identifies the women with his own mother with due respect, and channels the beauty in his work with a sense of pride, unbrokenness and humor in defiance of dancing to the same tune while identifying with such situations in the present age. The figures, one scolding a cat, one sweeping with a broom, and the one portrayed as a dog, bemoan the racial abuse, bullying and intimidations that many a maid and nanny’s face behind closed doors of their employers. Mncela voices his grievances in this work with a fierce intensity mingled with a sardonic resistance.