- Premier of the Provincial Government
- The Council
- Provincial Department of Health
- Administrator of Cemeteries
- Council’s Medical Officer of Health
- The Commissioner of the Municipal Police service must be informed by the person executing the exhumation.
- Graves older than 60 years or unknown will need approval from the South African Heritage Resource Agency.
- Exhumations of these graves are to be done under the supervision of an accredited archaeologist.
- To get the permits from the Provincial Government and SAHRA for unknown graves, there needs to be a full public Participation/Social consultation process recorded.
- Newspaper ads in three local and provincial newspapers for a period of 30 days for response.
- The Council.
- On site notices for a period of 60 days.
- Door to door family interviews.
- Once all permits and permissions are obtained a registered undertaker will be needed to do the re-burials.
Exhumation is when a body is removed from a grave and relocated to a new grave. There will not always be a re-burial, as the remains may be cremated. Mosaic Funeral Group are experienced in exhumations and have done many exhumations for individuals, government and corporate entities. Permission must be obtained before an exhumation