Funeral Services and Related Activities in South Africa 2016

  • ID: 4035695
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 71 pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Doves Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Fourways Memorial Park CC
  • Legacy Parks (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The South African Funeral Services Sector: This report focuses on South Africa’s thriving funeral services industry which is estimated to generate revenue of between R7.5bn and R10bn each year. Role players in the formal and informal funeral sectors estimate that at least 70,000 undertakers are active in the domestic death care market and that approximately 15,000 funeral parlours are operational. Of interest is that in this competitive market the largest players jointly serve less than 4% of the domestic market.

A Lack of Reliable Statistics: Reliable statistics regarding the size of the local funeral industry, as well as its contribution to South Africa’s GDP are not available. This can be attributed to the fact that the sector is characterised by high levels of informality and undertakers are not required to register with one of the three industry bodies. Informal operators are widely supported by an indeterminate number of stokvels, as well as by over 100,000 burial societies. Stakeholders report numerous problems including an indeterminate number of unlicensed ‘backyard’ service providers, illegal burials and unreported deaths.

Trends: Although there are relatively few private cemeteries in South Africa, private memorial parks are becoming increasingly popular. Significant players include Fourways Memorial Park, Legacy Parks and Calgro M3’s Nasrec Memorial Park. Growing in popularity in the formal sector are lavish funeral ceremonies and ‘after tears parties’, ‘green’ funerals, ‘living funerals’, also known as pre-funerals, and live Internet streaming of funerals.

Report Coverage:
The Funeral Services and Related Activities report describes current conditions, recent developments including innovations in light of the increasing shortage of land, and factors influencing the success of the sector. The report profiles 14 companies operational in the formal market, including the AVBOB Group, the Doves Group (Pty) Ltd, and franchisors, Martin’s Funerals Franchising (Pty) Ltd and 21st Century Life (Pty) Ltd. Also profiled are Batho Batsho Bakopane Funeral Services SA (Pty) Ltd t/a B3 Funeral Services which operates locally and in Swaziland, and the Independent Crematoriums of South Africa (ICSA), which operate 12 of the country’s 25 crematoriums.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Doves Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Fourways Memorial Park CC
  • Legacy Parks (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Socio-Economic Development Initiatives
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Government Intervention
5.3. Informality And Illegal Practices
5.4. Life Expectancy
5.5. Input Costs
5.6. Environmental Concerns
5.7. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.8. Labour Resources
5.9. Cyclicality

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Company Profiles
21St Century Life (PTY) Ltd
Avalon Memoriam Bfn (PTY) Ltd
Avbob (Begrafnisdiens) Ltd
Batho Batsho Bakopane Funeral Services SA (PTY) Ltd
Calgro M3 Memorial Parks (PTY) Ltd
Doves Group (PTY) Ltd
Durbanville Memorial Park (PTY) Ltd
Fourways Memorial Park CC
Independent Crematoriums SA (PTY) Ltd
Legacy Parks (PTY) Ltd
Legacy Pet Crematorium (PTY) Ltd
Martin's Funeral Franchising (PTY) Ltd
Sonja Smith Funeral Group (PTY) Ltd
TshebediSAno Burial Society CC 67
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  • AVBOB (Begrafnisdiens) Ltd
  • Doves Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Martin's Funeral Franchising (Pty) Ltd
  • Batho Batsho Bakopane Funeral Services SA (Pty) Ltd
  • 21st Century Life (Pty) Ltd
  • Independent Crematoriums SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Sonja Smith Funeral Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Calgro M3 Memorial Parks (Pty) Ltd
  • Fourways Memorial Park CC
  • Durbanville Memorial Park (Pty) Ltd
  • Tshebedisano Burial Society CC
  • Legacy Parks (Pty) Ltd
  • Legacy Pet Crematorium (Pty) Ltd
  • Avalon Memoriam BFN (Pty) Ltd
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