ALERT! Durban beaches closed for sand replenishment

PORTIONS of North Beach, Dairy Beach, Country Club and Battery Beach have been closed to the public to allow for sand pumping operations for a duration of about four weeks.

During this operation, bathing and beach use will not be allowed in the closed off areas.

Ethekwini Municipality engineering unit’s coastal, stormwater and catchment management (CSCM) department urged beachgoers to be patient during this process and to comply with the temporary restrictions.

Deputy head of CSCM, Randeer Kasserchun said sand from south of the harbour will be dredged and transferred to Durban central beaches through sand pumping operations. He said the city prided itself on the maintenance of its beaches.

Kasserchun added there is a current severe shortage of sand on the beaches which will be closed for sand replenishment. “If sand is not pumped onto the identified beaches, they may have to be closed for bathing as the safety of bathers will be at risk,” he said.

Beach replenishment at these locations will be undertaken through an off-shore system. Sand and water samples will be assessed for water and sand quality. This emergency sand replenishment process, a joint operation between the city and Transnet, has been approved by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
To receive news links via WhatsApp, send an invite to 061 876 3179
The Southlands Sun is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – why not join us there?

Do you have more information pertaining to this story?
Feel free to let us know by commenting on our facebook page or you can contact our newsroom on 031 903 2341 and speak to a journalist.

(Comments posted on this issue may be used for publication in the Sun)

  AUTHOR
Michellé Izatt
Managing Editor

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Next Story x
Risks, symptoms and ways to treat B12 deficiency

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

South Coast Sun
Southlands Sun


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

South Coast Sun
Southlands Sun

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: