Arrange food and catering

Food & catering

This is usually the area where a lot of financial and planning stress is experienced by the people arranging the funeral, especially if there are many people in attendance.

Many cultures in South Africa require the sacrificing of livestock. A goat can cost around R2,000 and a cow can cost around R10,000

You will usually serve food at the reception after the funeral. This usually takes place at the family’s home or at a hired venue.

You can either prepare meals yourself, with the help of friends, family members and the community, or you could hire a catering company to help.

* Costs are estimate figures for planning purposes only