Dora wore a crown and sat in her wheelchair as her milestone birthday was celebrated at the Erica Place Retirement Home in Athlone.
Dora and the elderly residents were treated to golden oldies, performed by singer Zyboedien Abrahams, known as Mr A2t.
Everyone, including the staff, got out of their seats and jolled to the tunes.
They all also joined in to sing happy birthday to Dora, who enjoyed herself immensely.
Dora was born on 13 June 1913 and was a school teacher.
She taught until the ripe age of 75 before retiring and up until last year she was able to name most of the schools where she worked, in Oudtshoorn, Wellington, Hanover Park and Athlone, among others.
She said respecting people and living a peaceful life are part of the reasons for her longevity.
Since her last birthday, Dora’s memory and hearing have deteriorated somewhat due to her advanced age.
On Thursday, she had difficulty doing an interview with the Daily Voice.
“I am too deurmekaar,” she said, asking, “Who are you?”
One of the carers at the home, Ethe Mbanganti, also celebrated her 57th birthday with Dora on Thursday and joined in the festivities.
“I am very blessed, I am very happy to celebrate my birthday with her,” a happy Ethe said.
Evadne Orange, 70, says she met Dora when she was just a little girl.
“I grew up in front of Auntie Dora and her husband,” Evadne says.
“They were church people. She used to scold me when I was naughty. They are very religious people. I feel blessed to be part of her birthday.
“Her memory has gone a bit, and she is starting to ask questions about the past and who people are. But she’s still as lovely as she ever was and I always make sure that I continue to see her.”
Dora was presented with a birthday cake and flowers.