THE wave of municipal strikes will not affect burials in Gauteng this week.
City Parks, which is responsible for digging graves, said it had contingency plans in place.
"Our only concern is intimidation," said spokesperson Jenny Moodley.
Her colleague, Reggie Moloi, responsible for the allocation of graves to undertakers, said it was business as usual.
He said at least 210 graves were ready at Soweto's Avalon Cemetery.
The strike by municipal workers, which is entering its third day today, has disrupted municipal services across the country.
The South African Local Government Association said yesterday that at least 60percent of essential services workers turned up for work on Monday.
In Ekurhuleni a man could not bury his daughter because cemeteries were closed due to the strike.
He called a radio station about his plight, prompting the municipal spokesperson, Zweli Dlamini, to call the station for his details and put the man in contact with the Metro's environmental affairs department, who have arranged for the man's daughter to be buried today.
Residents are urged to call the Joburg Connect line and seek help if they encountered problems.
The number is 011-375-5555.