05 June 2015

For Immediate Release 

Mobeni Heights Crematorium Temporarily Closed Due To Repairs

EThekwini Municipality wishes to inform citizens that the Mobeni Heights Crematorium has been temporarily closed owing to repair work being carried out on one cremator and another being replaced on site.

The repair work is being done to ensure the proper functioning of the existing operating cremator while also ensuring compliance with environmental legislation. The Municipality is also in the process of replacing one of the cremators with a filtration unit to ensure efficient cremations, which are within the regulated emission requirements. 

It is anticipated that the new machine will be fully operational within the next three weeks, while the other machine is being repaired. It is envisaged that the Mobeni Heights Crematorium will be re-opened before the end of June 2015. 

Residents wishing to make use of cremation facilities are urged to utilise the Tongaat Crematorium or alternatively use the Stellawood and Clare Estate Crematoria, which are privately owned facilities.

The Municipality wishes to apologise for any inconvenience caused and assures residents that the repair work is necessary to ensure efficient and quality delivery of crematoria services to our communities.


Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za​