Municipality to acquire burial land

2015-10-21 06:00

THE Msunduzi Municipality is aiming to acquire 10 hectares for burial space at Ethembeni Memorial Park.

Addressing the Executive Committee (Exco) meeting, municipal manager Mxolisi Nkosi said that the land at Ethembeni will be acquired using funds that were given to the municipality by the Department of Human Settlements. “In view of the shortages of burial space we are recommending that the economic development business unit engage with the Department of Human Settlements requesting permission to allow the Msunduzi Municipality to utilise 10 hectares for burial space at Ethembeni Memorial Park which already has an approved environmental authorisation,” he said.

The establishment of a cemetery at Hollingwood received an environmental authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2008, and subject to the compliance with the conditions of establishment specified in the environmental authorisation document, burial could commence at the Hollingwood site within a short time.

Currently there are eight closed cemeteries, two of which are operational. The two operational cemeteries are Mountain Rise cemetery and the Willowfountain community cemetery.

The report presented at Exco on the burial space shortages states that in 1996 council was advised that there would be lack of burial space by 2010 and there was a need to identify land for a new cemetery

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