The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran, Patrick Mvundla’s body has been returned to South Africa from Botswana to be reburied 31 years after his brutal murder by the apartheid government.
A FAMILY was struck down by heartbreak and shock last week when their baby, who had been declared dead, suddenly came to life again – only to die for good two days later.
We spend so much on something that is going to be buried six feet under and in some cases, will be dug up and stolen after the funeral. Why have we accepted this as normal when it isn't, asks Mondli Zondo.
In about five years, South Africa’s best-performing property developer expects to make as much from the dead as it does from the living.
Msunduzi municipality’s plans to purchase desperately needed burial land in Lamonts Vale may have been scuppered after it was discovered that only 20% of the land is suitable for burial.
Construction of the Medupi power station is being delayed as a result of graves being disturbed, which had upset the ancestors, the CRL Rights Commission says.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that protecting an occupier’s religious and cultural rights is consistent with treating them with respect and dignity
"What drives us in the Missing Persons Task Team is much more than recovering a body; it is about finding the remains of a life that mattered and handing them back to their family in a dignified, solemn and moving ceremony," says Madeleine Fullard
Is the Lamonts Vale farm proposed as a new cemetery for Msunduzi fit for burials?.
Msunduzi Municipality has secured 10 hectares of land at the Ethembeni Memorial Park in an effort to alleviate a shortage of burial space.
More and more people are rethinking traditional burial methods. Fathima Simjee asks why – and what constitutes a ‘natural’ burial?
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