Secret to longevity

Nora de Kock, from Sarepta, says the secret to living 108 years is living in “peace and love” with everyone. On Saturday May 12, she was treated like royalty by members of the Kuils River community who arranged a party for the centenarian. She was pampered by a local salon where she had her hair and nails done and later celebrated with family, friends and good food.With an outpouring of donations from the community and local shop owners, she was treated to a Mother’s Day lunch and a second birthday celebration on Sunday May 13. Ms De Kock has outlived all 12 of her siblings but has two daughters and a son, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and eight great-greatgrandchildren (“Ma de Kock turns 107,” Northern News, May 17,2017.) Here she is with her family.