Cape Town Faces burial space crisis

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The City of Cape Town (COCT) is facing a pressing issue as burial space diminishes in the Mother City, prompting officials to explore new options. Mayoral Committee Member for Community Service and Health, Patricia van der Ross, shed light on this matter during Ramadan AM on Wednesday.[…]

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Johnston road cemetery vandalised (PHOTOS)

Johnston road cemetery in Belgravia has been targeted by vandals who stole the copper piping overnight. A caretaker said the night-shift security guard saw four men with pickaxes jump over the vibracrete wall at 3am on Wednesday morning. When the day-shift security guard took over at 6am, he found the[…]

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MJC, City and DHA hold meeting with death registrars

There needs to be more discussions with death registrars, burial societies and cemetery’s in order to ensure all parties are coordinated and up to speed on new legislation that has been implemented with regards to burial processes, according to Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) 1st deputy president, Sheikh Riyaad Fataar. A[…]

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