“I am admitting defeat to my hectic schedule. I am giving in to something I thought I would never do. I’m going to hire a maid.” And not just any maid . . . When Thandi decides she’s done with being a Supermom to her five-year-old son, a Superslut to her man and a Superwoman to her staff at the tourism board, she realises she needs to concede to the great South African bourgeois accessory: a maid. And since she doesn’t have the heart to boss a ‘sister’ about in her own home – and would love to see the look on her best friends’ faces – it’s going to have to be a white maid. The arrival of charming ex-con Marita catalyses a chain of events which forces Thandi and her two closest friends to confront their assump tions about relationships, history and each other. The Madams reminds us (with tongue firmly in cheek) that nothing is simply black and white: in South Africa or in life.