JoziFolk - images of everyday life in South Africa


"My mother died when I was 16 and I was thrust into the role of head of the household and responsible for taking care of my sisters, aged 10 and 14.

 "I only started school when I was 11 so, there I was, a Grade 7 youngster, faced with the responsibility of making sure we survived. 

"I had to do the cooking, help with the cleaning, make lunches for school and worry about keeping us all together, all of which became increasingly difficult when I started high school.

"But an NGO heard about us and stepped in to help us. They were largely responsible for the fact that I went to university and today have a job where I am able to give back." (140617)

Street photography South Africa.