Ma September celebrates 90 years

Frances Christine September celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday December 9.

Frances Christine September celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday December 9.

Ma September, who is originally from Suurbraak, a village near Swellendam in the Overberg district, moved to Cape Town as a young woman.

She and her late husband, Frederick, settled in Lansdowne 60 years ago, where she still lives.

She has also been a member of St Aiden’s Anglican church in Lansdowne for 60 years.

Ma September was among the first women of colour to have worked as a chauffeur. At her age, she still drives her own car.

She has 11 children, 32 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.