The oldest woman in South Africa could well also be the oldest person in the world. According to her official identity book, Johanna Mazibuko is 119 – and she still does her own laundry and likes to cook. Gogo Johanna lives in Klerksdorp with her septuagenarian son.
• Playing a part to help the elderly
A group of Canadian grandmothers have formed a remarkable partnership with other grandmothers in the South African township of Alexandra, women forced by the Aids-related deaths of their own children to return to parenting, raising their orphaned grandchildren.