18 September 2022

KwaZulu-Natal: eThekwini has closed 14 beaches in Durban due to water quality! [update]

update (29 September 2022): The 14 beaches in Durban that were closed on 16 September 2022 due to the water quality, are still not open to the public!

The eThekwini Municipality, the local government body responsible for governing and managing Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday (16 September 2022) announced that following the latest round of testing it has taken a decision to close 14 beaches with immediate effect as the water quality does not meet acceptable standards. The following beaches are closed: Brighton, Ansteys, Point, Ushaka, Addington, South, Wedge, North, Bay of Plenty, Battery, Country Club Thekwini, Laguna, Baggies and Reunion beaches. All water activities at these beaches are banned.
Due to previous health risk closures, uMhlanga Main, uMdloti, Westbrooke and Bronze beaches in the northern region remain closed. Beaches that are currently open include Toti, Pipeline, Warner, Winklespruit and Umgababa beaches.

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