The City of Cape Town is appealing to people to hold burials on weekdays.

This is to help ease congestion at cemeteries over weekends.

According to the City, recent data indicates that the number of Saturday burials has been low for the past few weeks.

But authorities say they’ve noted that more funerals are now being scheduled for Saturdays in particular.

They suspect that this could be the result of people being back at work, and unavailable during the week.

Under lockdown regulations, a maximum of 50 people are allowed at the graveside, and the service must not go beyond 30 minutes.

Graveside visits are also not allowed in terms of the regulations.

Mayoral Committee Member for Health, Zahid Badroodien, says they need people on board.