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Burial vs. Cremation

The choice is a very personal one. Decisions may be influenced by family tradition, religion or the wishes of the person who has died.

In South Africa, a burial is likely to be in a local authority/private cemetery. Subject to local regulations and availability, you normally have the choice between using a new or existing grave.

Existing graves

If a grave is already in existence, perhaps where another family member is already buried, we will need the title deed of the grave or the grave number and details of the cemetery. If these aren’t in your possession, we can help you locate them. We will also need to check that there is space for further burials. A document must be signed by a family member at the cemetery office, in order to give permission for opening of the grave.

New graves

When purchasing a new grave, one must take into account that some cemeteries now make provision for up to three persons that can be buried in one grave. Not all sections in the cemeteries make provision for full monumentals (Tombstones) afterwards and it is a trend that lawns over graves are very popular where only headstones are permitted. The lawns are maintained by the local authorities and maintenance costs for family members are reduced.

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Burial fees

There may be fees for:

– Purchasing a new grave

– Opening or reopening the grave

– Removal & replacement of existing memorial stones (Tombstones)

We will advise you on the local charges as it varies from area to area.

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