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19 August 2011

SA opens first eco-cemetery

The growing international trend of green or natural burials has come to South Africa with the opening of the country's first eco-friendly cemetery.

The growing international trend of green or natural burials has come to South Africa with the opening of the country's first eco-friendly cemetery this week, on a conservation area in the Western Cape.

Legacy Parks is at Wiesenhof outside Stellenbosch, which became South Africa’s first privately-owned nature reserve in 1968. It will still remain a nature reserve; only 10 hectares of the 300-hectare site will be used for burial and ash scattering.

 
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