Mma-Moekesti is a domestic worker from rural Lesotho working for a family in the suburbs of Johannesburg. She is mother to her only son Moeketsi, a rock driller at the Marikana Platinum Mine, North West of South Africa. Moeketsi is amongst the strikers protesting for wage increases. In the wake of the strike from 15 August 2012, Moeketsi’s phone is off and he is nowhere to be found. Mma-Moeketsi can do nothing but wait pensively for her son to call her or at least pick up her phone calls. One part of her life is at a stand still while her physical presence must still operate as the housekeeper of her suburban employers, in an empty, lonely silence.