For those who might be interested, the City of Cape Town (South Africa) has published a draft By-Law for its cemeteries, crematorium and undertakers by-laws.

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;

Click this link to read the full draft document