TRADITIONAL PRACTICES ON BURIAL SYSTEMS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ZULU PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA

  • Sihawukele Ngubane School of Undergraduate Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban
Keywords: traditional, burial systems, Zulu practices, cemetries, <i>ukugoduka</i>, <i>ukuya kwelamathongo</i>

Abstract

This paper deals with an assessment of the burial practices and beliefs of the Zulu people. More specifically, it aims to demonstrate the way of life of the Zulus and their philosophies with regard to grief, mourning and death ritual; and that this assessment can therefore also be explained in comparison with other similar practices, especially cremation. The paper will also provide the possible ways of rising above challenges faced by administrators of cemeteries that relates to cultural practices.
Published
2005-02-09
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Articles

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