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Call for Papers

The South African Cemeteries Association is honoured to be hosting its National Cemeteries and Crematoria Conference 2021. SACA invites presentations that relate to the theme and sub-theme below.

We welcome paper submission up to the 27th August 2021.

All submissions must be emailed to accompanied with the presenter’s resume.

  • Covid 19 – Remembering a Life
  • Traditional, Cultural & Religious dynamics during Covid
  • Covid – Handling of Human Remains
  • Management of Human Remains
  • Covid – Infection Control
  • Management of Dead space (Covid)
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Geology
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Research and Case Studies
  • Horticulture
  • Sustainable interment practices
  • Cemetery Design for a new world
  • Land Use

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About Us

The South African Cemeteries Association (SACA) is a non-profit organisation registered with the department of Social Development. SACA plays a pivotal role in entrenching the goals/objectives of making South Africa a dynamic world class country.  We therefore encourage municipalities,  organisations and institutions to support and partner with our initiatives which are driven by sustainable development principles to achieve the  goals of a better South Africa.

SACA is administered and managed by municipal officials. SACA is seeking to align with you in the provision of professional, value added services. This will add greater value and assist you in providing an interment service that is guided by best practices. We urge you to consider obtaining an individual/municipal membership.


Our Vision

To be the leading organisation for the co-ordination of developmental cemeteries and crematoria services in South Africa


To promote continuous improvement in the delivery of cemetery and crematoria services to all communities through South Africa


  • Accessibility
  • Integrity and openness
  • Sustainability
  • Maintain core values
  • Education and training


SACA’s main objective: provide a nationally co-ordinated and developmental cemetery service to all communities in need. SACA’s secondary objective: guide on a standard, uniformed way of ensuring the crematoria/cemetery sustainability. SACA is developing a national policy framework for cemetery services, the respective operations, influence legislation and regulations related to cemetery services.

We support this mission through:

  • Promote and facilitate Stakeholder Participation
  • Provide a platform for the accessibility to information and services
  • Promote sustainable awareness of SACA initiatives
  • Education via communication and training