Ordinary women doing extraordinary things

2014-08-31 15:00

With Women’s Month coming to an end today, City Press photographers went all out to find the women in our society we often overlook.

These are ordinary women – our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and friends who do not have the luxury to choose the careers and jobs they love, but have to do any kind of work that will provide for their families.

These women work tirelessly for extraordinarily long hours for very little, but are expected to be mothers, wives, partners and grandmothers when they return home from work.

They have little, but do a great deal in the way of putting food on the table, sending their children to school and looking after their extended families.

We hope this tribute serves as a recognition of their value and sacrifice in bettering the lives of others. We honour them because their contribution to society is invaluable.

These women knit together the fibre of families and their immediate communities with great care and love.

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