Flags are flying at half-mast across the Western Cape on Sunday in honour of legendary stage and screen actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards.

The veteran actress will be laid to rest at the Durbanville Memorial Park, in Cape Town.

Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mtwethwa and his Western Cape counterpart, Anroux Marais, joined family representatives in Durbanville on Sunday morning for a flag-raising ceremony at the local police station.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has granted the Surtie-Richards a Provincial Official Funeral.

The 66-year-old Surtie-Richards was found dead in a guest house in Cape Town on Monday morning.

Surtie-Richards was born in Upington and raised in Cape Town.

During her career, she won more than 40 awards and acted in numerous movies in South Africa and abroad.

She is known for her roles in 7de Laan, Egoli: Place of Gold and Generations as well as the role she played in Fiela Se kind. She also brought her versatility to the stage performing in various plays, including Shirley Valentine and Hallo en Koebaai.

Mourners are expected to observe COVID-19 protocols. A limited number of people are expected to attend the proceedings due to COVID-19 regulations.

Video: Remembering Shaleen Surtie-Richards