‘Oom Jan’ celebrates 117th birthday with a skip and a jump

Jan Steenberg is believed to be one of the oldest people in SA — if not the world — and you will be forgiven for doing a double take when he walks past you with a skip and a jump.

“Oom Jan”, as he is affectionately known, was born on December 31 1904 and has an ID document to prove it...

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