I think she’s an inland button spider (Latrodectus renivulvatus).
There are four spiders that fall under the black button spider ‘complex’ in South Africa: the east coast button spider (Latrodectus cinctus), the west coast button spider (Latrodectus indistinctus), the karoo button spider (Latrodectus karooensis) and the one in my kitchen. They are regarded as the more venomous group. I’m not 100% sure- as I can’t see her egg sac. The black buttons are widely distributed throughout South Africa and are more often found in natural habitats then in built-up areas, which is another reason I’m not 100% positive that’s what she is. She’s also not as dark as the ones I found on the web- although buttons can range in colour from shades of brown to black- but her shape and what I’ve seen of her markings makes me think this is what she is. If I see something to confirm my ID (or not) I’ll let you know.
The babies have all gone by the way.
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