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Burial space is limited

Residents urged to consider other options.

The City of Ekurhuleni’s cemeteries are approaching full capacity for new burials, with just 30 per cent of the vacant burial space remaining across the region.

Phumulani Cemetery in Etwatwa was closed on February 29 due to non-availability of burial space for first interment.

The cemetery, however, remains ready, in appropriate circumstances, for second and third interment.

Residents are encouraged to consider other options to save burial space, such as second and third interment in accordance with the metro’s cemetery and crematorium by-laws.

The by-laws make provision for multiple interment in one grave on condition that an application has been made to the cemetery officer and written permission has been granted.

Families who have arranged reserved graves can still bury on those spaces only if they can produce proof of reserved graves to cemetery officials.

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