How A Pandemic Changed Funerals in South Africa

By |2021-01-20T15:08:21+02:00January 20th, 2021|Blog|

As our President noted recently, funerals have become a death trap for many South Africans. Although it is deeply ingrained in all of us to provide a fitting send-off for our departed loved one, we are in the grip of a deadly pandemic. The typical funeral activities that usually occur are increasing everyone’s exposure [...]

Loss And Grief In Lockdown – Providing Support From A Distance

By |2021-01-20T14:54:23+02:00January 20th, 2021|Blog|

Isolation and lockdown due to COVID have changed how people experience grief and handle bereavement. Social distancing makes it extremely difficult to offer much-needed comfort to friends and family who have lost a loved one. The inability to offer physical support in the form of a hug or a visit can cause an immense [...]

Five events that negatively affect your estate when you pass away without a will

By |2020-10-28T15:35:05+02:00September 21st, 2020|Blog|

In our previous blog, we asked the question how do I know if my will is valid? Another immensely popular question we receive regularly is what happens if I do not have a valid will or I pass without a valid will which ties into our previous blog. When one considers the process, you [...]

Coping with grief and finding closure during COVID-19

By |2020-07-17T14:52:35+02:00July 17th, 2020|Blog, Burials, Cremations|

A reasonable period of grief and a feeling of bereavement when someone close to you dies is, unfortunately, one of the most common and upsetting experiences to face. These feelings usually ease gradually over time as you learn to accept the loss of your loved one. However, some people are unable to move forward [...]

The impact of COVID-19 on our last farewells

By |2020-07-17T14:23:06+02:00July 17th, 2020|Blog, Burials, Cremations|

Funerals are rituals that are as old as humanity itself. They are not only an opportunity to show your emotions and to grieve, but they also help to grasp the reality of loss and the meaning that your loved one had in your life. COVID-19 has deprived people of these precious last moments of [...]

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