The City of human Origin




HekpoortK13 Link Road
Between Azaadville and Kagiso Extension 8


Elandsdrift Road
Portion 81/44



Sterkfontein Raod
Dan Pienaarville




R560 Skeerpoort Road

Old Magaliesberg

Opposite Ga-Mohale Clinic
(Non-operational, historic burial place)


Chenik Street
Chamdor Industrial Area
(Non-operational, historic burial place)


Corner Seehoff and Tindal Road
(Under construction and not open to public)



When a public holiday falls on a weekday, a weekend burial booking fee will be charged for a grave booking

  • A booking must be done a day before the burial and payment must be made by 14h00 pm
  • Grave booking payment made after the recommended day and time will be charged a penalty
  • Saturday or Sunday burial can be booked from Monday to Thursday and payment must be made 24 hours before the burial
  • If payment will be made a day before the burial, it must be before 14h00 pm
  • Grave booking payments made after the recommended day and time will be charged a penalty
  • Notice of Interment form must be completed at the Sterkfontein Cemetery or with a registered undertaker
  • A Burial Order issued by the Department of Home Affairs
  • Copy of death certificate issued by the Department of Home Affairs
  • ID copy of the deceased
  • ID copy of the person who purchased the grave
  • Proof of residential address of the deceased not less than 3 months old (should a residential address of the deceased not be available, an affidavit of proof of residential address will be required)


  • It is sometimes necessary for an exhumation – the removal of human remains from a grave – to take place. Such an exhumation is undertaken to ascertain the cause of death; ascertain the identity of the deceased; transfer the remains to another point of burial; or remove the remains for cremation purposes.
  • The Gauteng Provincial Government in conjunction with Mogale City and West Rand District Municipality may exhume a body on request from the immediate family for any of these reasons. The court, by means of a court order, may also authorise an exhumation if the cause of death is suspected to be of an unnatural nature, or for any other legal necessities.
  • A seven-working day period is required for administrative purposes before an exhumation can be performed. This will give the applicant time to obtain the necessary authorisation from respective authorities. This period also allows time for the South African Police Services to arrange for a police officer and the health inspectors from the district to be present at the time of the exhumation.



The following procedure must be followed when applying for an exhumation:

  • Permission must be obtained from the office of the Minister Development and Planning, Gauteng Provincial Government located at corner Commissioner and Sauer streets, Johannesburg. Telephone: (011) 355-5023
  • Permission must also be obtained from the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health (37 Sauer Street, Johannesburg). Telephone: (011) 335-3497
  • An invoice is obtainable from the cemetery where the exhumation is to take place and a fee is payable at our Revenue offices
  • Application must be made at the nearest police station seven days before the exhumation to have a police officer present at the grave when the exhumation takes place
  • All conditions, as stipulated by the above authorities, must be strictly adhered to before any exhumation will be allowed in terms of the Removal of Graves and Dead Bodies Ordinance, 1925 (Ordinance 7 of 1925).



        Applicants will be charged for the below as per approved cemetery tariffs

        • Cemetery administrative charge
        • The appointed funeral undertaker’s charge
        • New burial costs



                • An application form must be completed not less than five working days prior erection date
                • Memorial work must be erected during office hours unless an arrangement was made with a Mogale City official in charge
                • Person erecting memorial work must, at the request of the official in charge, produce a written consent
                • Memorial work and material used must not be conveyed in a manner that may damage cemetery roadways, pathways, lawns, grounds, or other memorials
                • Any surplus material or rubble resulting from the erection of any memorial work must be removed by the person responsible for the erection immediately after completion

                Note: A prescribed fee will be charged for the erection of memorial work


                No person may:

                • Erect memorial work or bring material into a cemetery for the purpose of erecting memorial work without the municipality’s written consent
                • Remove memorial work for additional inscriptions or other alterations without the municipality’s consent
                • Erect memorial work on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday without the municipality’s written consent  

                Please note that Mogale City is not liable for damage to memorial work resulting from any subsiding soil

                CONTACT US

                Bookings and tariffs

                Cindy Ramalatswa
                Tel: (011) 665 9152
                Cell: 081 308 9465

                Find us:

                Sterkfontein Road
                Dan Pienaarville

                Operating hours

                Monday to Friday: 07:00am – 17:00pm
                Saturdays: 07:00 – 15:00pm
                Sundays and Public Holidays: 07:00am – 12:00 midday

                Municipality Address

                Provide contact details

                Contact Numbers

                Call Centre

                0861 664 253
                07:30 AM - 16:00 PM
                Monday to Friday

                WhatsApp Line: Water, Sewer and Electricity queries

                083 787 2814

                Switch Board

                011 951 2000

                Emergencies & After hours

                011 951 3000
                011 010 1500
                Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays


                011 951 1153/2