Burial space shortage

2016-03-09 06:00

THE head of Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit, Thembinkosi Ngcobo, shared with the committee that the city currently has 65 cemeteries. Of that, only 17 are still operational as all others have reached their capacity.

Currently an average of 9 000 burials take place annually in eThekwini and from a study conducted, it is envisaged that all cemeteries will be full by 2018.
He explained the unit has budgeted R1 million, which will be used for an extensive campaign to educate the public about the current situation and encourage alternative burial methods. - Supplied.

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