MK veteran Patrick Mvundla, to be reburied in South Africa 31 years later

2019-09-22 17:12

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.


2018-07-02 13:30

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.

Why are black funerals so expensive?

2017-10-24 10:20

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.

SA's dead boost property developer

2015-12-18 13:35

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.

New burial land report debated

2015-10-01 10:12

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.

Ancestors delaying Medupi - CRL Commission

2015-05-26 20:56

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.


Court upholds right of farm residents to bury loved ones

2019-08-21 17:20

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

Winning women: Uncovering the bones of healing

2017-11-12 11:20

"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 farm fit for burials?

2016-05-31 10:59

Is the Lamonts Vale farm proposed as a new cemetery for Msunduzi fit for burials?.

Msunduzi gets land for Burial

2015-10-19 11:29

Msunduzi Municipality has secured 10 hectares of land at the Ethembeni Memorial Park in an effort to alleviate a shortage of burial space.

Dust to dust: the rising demand for a natural burial

2015-07-17 09:12

More and more people are rethinking traditional burial methods. Fathima Simjee asks why – and what constitutes a ‘natural’ burial?

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