To repeal the Cape Metropolitan Council: By-law for Cemeteries and Crematoria, 2000; to provide for the control, regulation and development of cemeteries; and to provide for the disposal of corpses and the interment of human remains, in a dignified manner.
WHEREAS in terms of Part B of schedule 5 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996 cemeteries, crematoria and funeral parlours are local government matters;
AND WHEREAS section 73 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000) places a general duty on municipalities to give effect to the provisions of the Constitution;
AND WHEREAS the City of Cape Town seeks to ensure the proper management of cemeteries, crematoria and funeral undertakers within the area of jurisdiction of the City;