A funeral can easily cost from R5000 upwards, even R40 000 or more. The problem is not everyone has immediate access to that type of money. The estate might take a while to be wound up (this sometimes takes weeks, or months).
You can choose from a selection of funeral plans. A plan that could fit in with your budget and covers what is needed most. Before making a choice think about what you need from funeral cover. Do you need it to cover just your life, or an extended family.