Funeral

The unholy cost of a sacred death

Funerals come with a huge price tag here in South Africa, but unless they’re okay with being pariahs, the bereaved must spare no expense

Madagascar’s grave dilemma

The pneumonic plague is forcing the islanders to abandon their traditional burial rites

Better late than dead as NDZ enlivens funeral indaba

'In KwaZulu-Natal the death industry is big money. Party election war chests need money'

Japanese firm to offer ‘drive-thru’ funeral service

Relatives can pay their respects to loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars — an initiative supporting an 'ultra-aged' country.

Slice of Life: I’ve been digging graves since I was a teen – death has given me a shot at life

A Soweto teenager put himself through school by preparing graves. Now he’s an undertaker, but still gets emotional at the sight of a child’s coffin.

Thousands gather to honour Muhammad Ali at funeral

The world-renowned boxer and political activist died on Friday. He was 74. Over 14 000 people met to honour him at his Thursday jenazah, or funeral.

How much does South Africa spend on VIP funerals?

Each province gets over R3m a year to spend on the last rites of its latest and greatest – but if they spend it all in one go, that’s their funeral.

Buried by a weight of indignity

A traumatic tangle of red tape awaits families of undocumented migrants who die in South Africa.

Bra Jeff, you lived one hell of a life

The colour defying life of uncle Bra Jeff.

City slicker gets to dig the real meaning of life in a rural village

A taste of the platteland could also include some hard work.

Mugabe shows a softer side

Despite President Robert Mugabe's grief, he spoke for an hour unaided at his sister's funeral and put paid to rumours of his own death.

Press Releases

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.

KZN teacher educators jet off to Columbia University

A group of academics were selected as participants of the programme focused on PhD completion, mobility, supervision capacity development and the generation of high-impact research.

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.