World’s Oldest Man: 114 year-old Fredie Blom wished Happy Birthday | Western Cape Government

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World’s Oldest Man: 114 year-old Fredie Blom wished Happy Birthday

8 May 2018

The Western Cape Social Development Minister, Albert Fritz, paid a courtesy visit to centenarian and Delft resident, Fredie Blom, who celebrated his 114th Birthday today.


Although yet to be recognized by the Guinness World Records organization, at 114 years-old, Mr. Blom is believed to be the oldest man alive.


As a Department we continue to provide services to older persons. Key to our efforts is the ongoing registration drive for residential care facilities, especially for frail older persons. There are 119 state funded registered residential facilities and 72 private registered facilities in the Western Cape.


As government, we wish Mr. Blom and his family well. We continue to encourage greater family and community participation in the daily lives of elderly residents, including keeping them in communities.

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development

Western Cape Government


7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000


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