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Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives1 pays tribute to local women. The display presents an array of compelling portraits, illustrating the many different ways women have contributed to the shaping of our society, both through their careers and in quiet everyday ways that are rarely recognised today.

The featured biographies include Amelia Alice Elizabeth Ball (of Mrs Ball's Chutney fame), Alice Duna Mamcete Biko (mother to Steve Biko), Katy Izally (local personality, organiser and fundraiser extraordinary), Victoria Nonyamezelo Mxenge (Human Rights lawyer and well-known 'struggle' personality), Sister Mary Mauritia Tiefenboeck (first Prioress of the local Dominican convent) and Nozipho Mina Barbara Mamkwayi Tsotsobe (also known as Sis B, a pioneer female radio announcer).