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- ItemDeath is but the next great adventure : planning and managing cemetries in the Langeberg Municipality in the Western Cape(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03) Rodrigues, Adriano Miguel; Willemse, Lodene; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Geography & Environmental Studies.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Cemeteries have always been part of the human environment. In recent years the availability for new cemeteries have become difficult to obtain, as the population have grown and the increasing demand for other land use development like housing and commercial infrastructure have caused the development of new cemeteries to be a less dominant priority. Municipalities are facing a huge problem in providing suitable land to develop new cemeteries and managing the existing cemeteries. The Langeberg Municipality is one of such an example where the municipality is struggling to provide suitable areas for new cemeteries in the towns of the Langeberg District. This study used the CSIR cemetery formula to calculate the required areas needed to develop new cemeteries of each of the towns, as well as providing the area needed to develop regional cemeteries in the Langberg District. The literature in this study provided the specific factors, which is used in a Multi Criteria Evaluation (MCE) that weigh these factors according to a set criteria, which determine the optimal location for new local and regional cemeteries. This study managed to propose 18 new cemeteries and 3 new regional cemeteries, which could be developed in and around the towns of the Langeberg District. These cemeteries met all the criteria which was used in the MCE tool. Clear planning and management strategies is also discussed in this study, providing the Langeberg Municipality with clear solutions to overcome the cemetery crisis that they are recently in After the result where mentioned in this study, important implications and recommendations regarding the development of new local and regional cemeteries in the Langeberg District are discussed.