R350.00 – R18,000.00
The City of Durban has run out of space for the final rest that we wish our loved ones when their times comes.
There are options some available, re cycling of graves and that means that the space used to bury can be used twice; people will be buried in the up right position meaning a great reduction in the required space per person; the practice of cremation is more widely accepted and in the end space will be just needed for a wall of remembrance.
The city of Durban has 66 cemeteries and they are all full, the question that must be answered, is that in the end is that do we prioritise space for the living or the dead, should Durban be a city for the living or will it in the end be a necropolis.
There are many issues around this problem, and cultural issues are among them, the final solution will be one that accommodates the concerns around family members who wish for a spot that they can return to to care and tend, recalling the life of somebody who has departed and is still recalled and returned to… MARCH 2011 UMLAZI SOUTH AFRICA PHOTO/JOHN ROBINSON