Cora marks 100th birthday

Centenarian Cora Louw

Born in 1918, in Kimberly, the daughter of a diamond buyer, Wietsche and Joh Snyman, she is the remaining survivor of four siblings and grew up on a farm in a world very different from today.

She studied art, needlework and singing after which she moved to Cape Town and became a staff nurse at Groote Schuur Hospital.

She married Dr Lionel Myburgh and they had a son Leon and daughter Zandra.

After her husband passed away, Cora moved to Durban and married Jan de Waal Louw.

To express her creative skills, she opened and ran a successful florist. She then became one of the top selling estate agents in Durban.

After her second husband passed away, Cora decided to move back to Cape Town and is happily living in her own flat at Huis Luckhoff.

Her advanced years have not stopped her from going on weekly outings to Rondebosch or Cavendish Square to do her shopping.

“My friend Lorna and I would like to go on a cruise to Durban,” says the feisty centenarian, a new wish on her bucket list.