Media release

Update on the arrangements for the Special Official Funeral Of The Late Queen Noloyiso Sandile

11 July 2020

11 July 2020

Government wishes to update the nation on the arrangement for the Special Official Funeral of the late Regent of the Royal House of the amaRharhabe, Her Majesty Queen Noloyiso Sandile who passed away on the 8th of July 2020.

1.     Burial and Funeral service  

Her Majesty will be buried on Sunday, 12 July 2020 at Mngqesha Great Place, King William’s Town at 07h00. This will be followed by a funeral service at 08h00.  

2.     Condolences

Those who wish to send messages of condolence to the family and friends of the Queen are encourage to utilised the e-condolence book available on:

3.     Live Feed  

Government will stream live the burial and funeral proceedings on the following platforms:  




President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 1 for the late Queen Noloyiso Sandile.

Phumla Williams
GCIS Director-General
Cell: 083 5010 139

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