This is how much it costs to open your own funeral parlour in South Africa

2019-06-01 12:15

Funeral operators generate an estimated revenue of up to R10 billion per year.

Mendi Msimang a 'true giant', says Zweli Mkhize as mourners lay stalwart to rest

2018-12-08 11:22

Mendi Msimang was "a true giant" of the struggle who harboured hope for the ANC and South Africa, Minister of Cooperative Governance Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize says.


2018-07-30 15:45

MOURNERS were faced with further horror after an ex-wife refused to have her husband’s coffin in her house.


2018-06-18 12:08

TRAGEDY struck in an Indonesian village on Friday when the coffin carrying a woman’s remains fell, crushing her son to death.

Bungle over uncle’s ashes

2018-05-31 16:51

A Northdale family’s heartache at losing a loved one was worsened when they discovered with horror that they were “accidentally” given the wrong ashes to bury by staff at Msunduzi’s crematorium at Mountain Rise cemetery.


2018-05-14 12:48

A VILLAGE was in mourning on Friday after the death of a young woman respected for her efforts to protect local magoshas.

Funeral house ban to go national

2018-01-28 06:00

The Doves Group says the plan, apparently intended to protect black-owned businesses, ‘defies logic’ and is illegal.

Avbob fined for violating FSB policy rules

2017-12-05 11:32

The Financial Services Board has imposed a penalty of R100 000 on Avbob after it was found that the funeral insurance provider violated policy holder protection rules.

Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral service

2017-09-13 08:19

A Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.

When the family bans you from the funeral

2017-03-29 14:09

What does it say when a beacon of freedom and justice in SA dies, and his family specifies that they don’t want you at his funeral? It says it all, writes Susan Erasmus.

WATCH: Last goodbyes for Hoërskool Driehoek pupil

One of the pupils who died at Hoërskool Driehoek is expected to be laid to rest. Watch.

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2018-11-01 11:47

HHP's customary wife, Lerato Sengadi is taking her father-in-law, Robert Tsambo to court in a bid to stop the family from proceeding with any funeral arrangements.


2018-06-30 07:00

ALL hell broke loose at the memorial of a dad-of-three when his estranged relatives from his village allegedly invaded an event held to celebrate his life.

Family still in doubt about uncle’s ashes

2018-06-07 16:33

There still have not been any new developments in the case of the ashes that went missing at Msunduzi’s crematorium at Mountain Rise cemetery.

Capitec broadens its horizons with funeral plan offering

2018-05-21 17:30

Capitec Bank is entering the insurance market with a funeral product positioned to offer affordable and flexible insurance for the South African market.

The politics of grief

2018-04-18 08:11

When you lose someone you love, it is as if your emotional skin is torn off and therefore the insults do so much more damage, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

A party to celebrate Bra Hugh

2018-01-26 09:45

A music celebration of Bra Hugh's life

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.

Thembisile Yende to be laid to rest

2017-06-03 09:51

The MEC for community safety in Gauteng Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane will be among those attending the funeral of 29-year-old Thembisile Yende on Saturday.

Funerals highlight issue of private grief vs public safety

2017-03-13 05:02

Funeral processions are a lovely idea that pays respect to the deceased, but should they be allowed to bring traffic to a complete standstill, asks Mandi Smallhorne.

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