OPINION: There is hardly anything funnier than a funeral

2020-01-15 15:03

Whether it is the juxtaposing of the seriousness of the event against a comedic situation, or our natural anxiety about being at a funeral that places us on the verge of chaos, funerals are perfectly placed to bring out the worst in us, writes Howard Feldman.

Daughter of Iranian general killed in US drone strike warns at his funeral that families of US troops 'will spend their days waiting for the death of their children'

2020-01-06 16:47

Huge crowds filled the streets of Tehran for the funeral, with black-clad mourners reportedly chanting "death to the USA" and "down with the USA".

The husband of an El Paso shooting victim says he has no other family, so he's inviting the community to attend his wife's funeral

2019-08-14 11:17

Antonio Basco said he has no other family after losing his wife Margie Reckard in the El Paso shooting, so he invited the community to her funeral.

Tears as Mpumalanga cop, wife and kids are laid to rest after dying in car crash

2019-06-22 16:03

There were tears and sorrow in Thokoza Village near KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga on Saturday when a police officer, his wife, two children and another related child were laid to rest after they were all killed in a car accident.

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.


Ramaphosa vows to honour Maponya's dream for young entrepreneurs

2020-01-14 15:31

The president told mourners at the businessman's official state funeral that he would work to develop a youth entrepreneurship academy in his honour.

WATCH: Mourners hysterical after dead man speaks from grave

2019-10-15 15:11

“Hello, hello. Let me out,” says the voice.

Nomhle Nkonyeni’s memorial and burial service details confirmed

2019-07-16 10:46

The family has invited the public to join them at these venues to bid farewell to the fallen legend.

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.

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