What a Funeral?
A funeral is a ritualized ceremony following death to honor, memorialize, and celebrate an individual. A funeral service specifically occurs with a casketed body present. If cremated remains are present, or if there is nobody present, the service is considered a memorial service.
Average Cost Of Funeral In South Africa
Overall, a funeral can cost anything from R3,000 to R40,000, with some famous South African funerals having cost up to R3 million.
How much does a cremation funeral cost in South Africa?
Cremations tend to be less costly than coffins with the average cremation costs in South Africa ranging between R7 000 – R15 000. Coffins can cost anything between R800 – R50 000 or more.
How much is a grave in South Africa?
How much is a grave plot in South Africa? Grave plots at the park range from R24 500 to R360 000 for an eight-person family plot with extra features such as plants and benches. A burial plot at a public cemetery costs R3 000 on average.
Who pays for a funeral?
The costs can be recouped out of the assets left behind by the deceased (their ‘estate’), however, sometimes a person dies without leaving enough money to pay for the funeral. If this is the case then relatives would normally be expected to meet the costs.
Why are people buried 6 feet under?
Medical schools in the early 1800s bought cadavers for anatomical study and dissection, and some people supplied the demand by digging up fresh corpses. Gravesites reaching six feet helped prevent farmers from accidentally plowing up bodies.