Undertakers spend R3 million a week on PPE
The country's undertakers are being swamped by a flood of Covid-19 deaths, which means they not only have to shell out more for storage and special burial supplies, but PPE for workers as well.
A worker at Sopema Funeral Services cleans the premises, 21 July 2020, in Soweto. CEO Monageng Legae says due to the coronavirus the funeral industry is also facing its own struggles with unbudgeted increases in the funeral processes. He has also been forced to increase his mortuary facilities to cope with an expected increase in deaths. Picture: Michel Bega