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Nelson Mandela Museum, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa
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The emotionally charged funeral of anti-apartheid icon Winnie Mandela has taken place in her former home in Soweto, with thousands of mourners packing a 40,000-seat stadium to bid farewell to her. The crammed stadium broke out in cheers and shouts of ‘Winnie!’ as the casket carrying the woman know as the ‘Mother of the Nation’ was brought in slowly for her official farewell. The funeral was the highest level that South Africa accords fro someone who was not a head of state. Winnie Mandela died on April 2 aged 81.
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Veteran actor, writer, producer, director and singer, Joe Mafela passed away on 18 March 2017 at the age of 74. His funeral took place at the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus on 29 March 2017. He was laid to rest at Westpark Cemetery.
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Bayanda Nyengule, the head of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu, said on Sunday that the sight of Mandela’s coffin being lowered into the ground hit him hard.
Nyengule was was one of those who attended the private burial in Qunu, the rural village in eastern South Africa that was Mandela’s childhood home.
“I realised that the old man is no more, no more with us,” Nyengule said.
As mourners began to leave after the funeral, a friend of the Mandela family who had been present at the service said she was also struck by the sight of the casket being lowered into the earth.
“The whole week, we’ve been celebrating his life but today after that speech from Kathrada and just watching that coffin going down, being lowered into the ground, was… I don’t know, that’s when reality sort of hit that he’s really gone,” said Thato Pekeche.
South African television showed Mandela’s casket at the family gravesite, but the broadcast went to a different scene just before the coffin was lowered at the request of the Mandela family.
It was South Africa’s final goodbye to the man who reconciled the country in its most volatile period.
Earlier, more than 4,000 gathered for a funeral service in a huge tent at the family compound.
Mandela died on December 5 at the age of 95 after a long illness.
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The finance minister was asked to stand as the executive director of the Ahmed Kathrada foundation Neshaan Bolton paid tribute to him. Finance minister Pravin Gordhan received a standing ovation from mourners at the funeral of South African liberation hero, Ahmed Kathrada, while tripartite alliance leaders and former head of state Kgalema Motlanthe bemoaned the state of the organisastion.
Most people work hard for their money, putting it to work so that they can secure a decent future for themselves.
But now the Financial Services Board (FSB) is warning South Africans that they should be particularly careful when investing in funeral policies.
There are irregularities within the industry. Unfortunately when these irregularities are brought to the attention of policyholders, it is already too late and their money is never refunded.
At the moment the only way to stamp out funeral policy corruption and the host of illegal practices involved with it, to adopt a ‘prevention is better than cure’ attitude.
In South Africa, there are several companies under investigation, but there are likely to be others who are providing fraudulent funeral cover.
Some of these, among others, are Phela Ke Phele in the North West province, Zarra Funeral Home in Limpopo, Lisakhanya Prepaid Funeral in the Eastern Cape, Noah Funerals in the Eastern Cape, Blue Rain Funeral Services in Limpopo and Olitsoe Funeral Services in Gauteng.
Make Doubly Sure the Funeral Company is Registered
The secret to avoiding falling for these kinds of scamsters hook, line and sinker, according to Jacky Huma of Micro Insurance Supervision department is to ask for an FSP registration certificate from the provider.
This Financial Services Provider certificate should be current and valid too. Where there is any uncertainty, you can call the FSB on 012 428 8000 or 0800 20 20 87 for assistance or visit their website. You want to make absolutely sure that the company is indeed registered so that they can provide the particular services you want.
Don’t make the mistake of buying funeral cover from someone who appears to be registered to sell only retirement products but they end up selling you funeral products.
Get every Query Answered
When you’re investing your hard-earned money, you have every right to ask as many questions as you want. Licensed providers have an obligation to disclose information surrounding the funeral policy you’re buying, and even when you pay your premium in cash, they have to provide you with receipt payments.
Huma went on to say that it’s not as though unregistered funeral policy providers are deliberately scamming the public. Some like to apply the saying ‘ignorance is bliss’ to their funeral business, and they claim to be unaware of the legislative requirements to be registered. They like to be ignorant with regards to requiring underwriting from a registered long-term insurance company.
Unregistered? Nothing can be Guaranteed
Don’t be an unwary investor who is lured into a fake funeral policy.
You don’t want to get involved with a funeral company that isn’t registered. You can’t expect your funeral benefits to be guaranteed if the company isn’t registered. If however, the company is registered as a financial services provider, the benefits offered are guaranteed – if you pay your premiums on time every month.
Check the facts and do research on funeral companies before you sign up, and that applies to any insurance product you’re interested in.
The very reason you want a funeral policy is to allow your family to benefit after your death. But what about during life? You’re parting with a monthly premium each month, trusting that it’s building a decent funeral for you some day when, in fact, it’s contributing to making someone’s else’s life more luxurious.
Financial scams targeting those looking to buy a funeral policy is seriously prevalent today, and scamsters are rife in the 21st century.
It’s unbelievable that these sort of crimes are regarded as low-risk and this means the chances of you recouping your losses is slim.
The Financial Services Board has warned us about funeral companies who will do what it takes to extort money from you. They warn you to play your part by doing research and only dealing with reputable, registered companies.
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Family and friends of Latham Schofield, of Leverhulme Avenue, Great Lever, will gather at Overdale Crematorium and Farnworth Cricket Club to say their goodbyes. The 17-year-old former Bolton College student died when the Renault Megane car he was a …
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