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​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Joyce Jokanisi: The life and death of a Marikana Titan

Joyce Jokanisi died without knowing who killed her son in Marikana and while still battling with heartache and depression from the massacre

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.

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Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren’t at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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