Federation of Funeral Professionals in Southern Africa (FFPSA) reacts Nafusa-SA’s honouring of the former president

Banning of White and Indian Funeral Directors

The controversial funeral association, Nafupa-SA, that made a move intending to ban white and Indian operated funeral parlors from entering townships, yester night, conferred an award to the former president of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma for having played a critical role in radical economic transformation during his tenure. While this could be regarded as noble course, it is the view of the FFPSA that their intention is misplaced, radical economic transformation would not mean physically creating barriers of entry into certain geographic areas and depriving customers of the freedom of choice with regards to which funeral parlour to use.

The FFPSA further believe that Napufa-SA is seeking ways to earn credibility on a course that is unjustifiably undemocratic and unconstitutional. FFPSA is fully committed to funeral industry’s best practice, accelerated transformation programme, and protecting it members and customers at large.

FFPSA will continue to advocate fair practice with the ultimate goal of catering customer needs. The FFPSA is committed to bring recognition to the profession.

Issued by: FFPSA