Healing the Dead

The Ukuthula Forensic Anthropology Team (UFAT) is the only professional and experienced non-governmental exhumation team in Sub Saharan Africa. Since 1999 team members have been exhuming at the request of families and chiefs on an occasional basis. Exhumations and reburials, done in accordance with local tradition, have enabled families to grieve their dead and honour their ancestors, while also discovering truths about what happened to their loved ones.