Burial traditions changed in South Africa
Photo credit: Burial traditions affected by coronavirus in Cape Town
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In March, South Africa imposed a strict lockdown all over the nation to prevent the spread of Coronavirus by restricting travel provinces. This caused a disturbance in a cultural practice for many Black residents in Cape Town.

Returning the bodies of family members to the neighbouring Eastern Cape province for burial. The new rules and regulations have become so strict and complex and have added extra expenses that they have become
practically impossible for many families.

It has become a tough choice between choosing to break the tradition vs breaking the law. Chris Stali, the director of a funeral parlor in Khayelitsha said it is a big trauma for all. South Africa is on rank 14 for the number of corona cases and is still rising.

Data source: South Africa Report

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