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City advises of limited services at cemeteries over the festive season<p>The limited service refers only to burials. Residents will still be able to visit the graves of their loved ones on these days. </p><p>The details are as follows:<br>• Friday 16 December 2016 (Day of Reconciliation): open until 13:00<br>• Sunday 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day): closed<br>• Monday 26 December 2016 (Day of Goodwill): open until 13:00<br>• Tuesday 27 December 2016 (public holiday): open until 13:00<br>• Saturday 31 December 2016: open<br>• Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day): closed<br>• Monday 2 January 2017 (public holiday): open until 13:00</p><p>‘All of the City’s cemeteries will be open daily for visitation during this period, including public holidays, as these days are generally popular days for families to pay their respects to loved ones who have passed on.</p><p>‘We reiterate that the closures refer only to burials. Staff will be on standby to assist with Jewish and Muslim burials as per their religious requirements,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Anda Ntsodo.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2016-12-08T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#6199a1b2-2e64-4bd0-abba-c06ea746ee8b;L0|#06199a1b2-2e64-4bd0-abba-c06ea746ee8b|cemetaries;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#edf0e3b8-f398-4bf8-a0ff-2f674175b062;L0|#0edf0e3b8-f398-4bf8-a0ff-2f674175b062|city parks1

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