MMC for Agriculture and Environmental Management Mike Mkhari said the City was working on expanding cemeteries to create enough space for burials.
“Our programme is to ensure we don’t run out of cemeteries. We have taken it upon ourselves that there are cemeteries that ought to be expanded,” he said.
The City recently embarked on a project to upgrade the 3-year-old Klip-Kruisfontein Cemetery in Soshanguve, which was initially meant to have a lifespan of five years. It needs a new lifespan of between 10 and 12 years.
“We have done the same work in graveyards in Ga-Rankuwa and Mamelodi,” he said.
The City was also identifying unused land it owned and those belonging to national government for purposes of burying the dead....
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