The Interment Division handles the burials and cremations of deceased people in Buffalo City as well as cremations in the surrounding areas. This division handles the exhumation of bodies from all cemeteries and is responsible for the maintenance of cemeteries in the areas of jurisdiction. The Internment Division keeps burial and cremation records, enabling families to trace the graves of their loved ones.
Frequently asked questions
How can I find out information about a deceased family member?
The Cemetery Office in Cambridge keeps records of all deceased people buried in the city's cemeteries. They will need the person's surname and year of death to find the correct record.
How much does it cost to bury or cremate a person?
See the complete details of burial tariffs for 2002/03 (download in PDF format [86Kb] ).
I cannot afford to bury someone who has died. What do I do?
You should apply for a pauper order from the Health Department (which is in Beaconfield Road, East London). Remember to take the deceased person's death certificate and a copy of that person's ID, as well as a copy of your own ID document. Once this order has been approved, the municipality will supply the plot or do the cremation free of charge. Contact the Health Department for more information on (043) 705-2912.
What are the contact details of the undertakers operating in the Buffalo City area?
Click here for a list of funeral directors and undertakers in Buffalo City.