FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
28 SEPTEMBER 2022
CITY CLOSES SOUTHERN BEACHES DUE TO POOR WATER QUALITY
The latest round of water testing for beaches has shown improvement for some of the beaches, but a deterioration for others.
Water quality in central beaches has significantly improved but they remain closed pending further monitoring.
In the southern region, water quality is poor with the result that some south beaches will be closed with immediate effect. The following beaches will be closed: Isiphingo, Ansteys, Amanzimtoti Main, Warner, Gavies, Baggies, Reunion, and Winklespruit beaches. All water activities at these beaches are banned for health reasons.
Beaches that remain open include Umgababa, Umkomaas, Brighton, and Treasure beaches.
The Municipality will continue to test water quality at beaches on a regular basis. The public will be notified when it is safe to visit affected beaches.
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit.
For media enquiries contact Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220