Beaches to remain open in Durban

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Durban beaches are set to remain open but under strict conditions.PHOTO: Thabiso Goba
Durban beaches are set to remain open but under strict conditions.PHOTO: Thabiso Goba

Beaches in Durban are set to remain open under certain conditions but libraries, public swimming pools, museums and art galleries will be closed.

Following the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to move the country to adjusted level 4 lockdown, eThekwini Municipality announced it will be closing some of its facilities for public use.

The following are closed:

* All libraries (books due date extended till end of July)


*Art galleries


*Heritage sites

*Indoor Sports Centres

Facilities are will be opened under conditions are:

*Beaches - no group surfing, running or picnics allowed.

*Botanic gardens and fenced parks - maximum 100 people allowed, no group activities. Walking of pets allowed.

*Nature reserves - Maximum 100 people. For individual exercise, no group or picnic activities allowed.

*Community halls - For funerals only. Maximum 50 people. Weddings and religious functions not allowed

*Cemeteries - Only 50 people allowed. No ‘after tears’ parties allowed

*Fishing - Individual fishing only, no group activities allowed.

*Umgeni Bird Park Zoo - Maximum 100 people allowed. No group or school tours allowed.

eThekwini Municipality spokesperson, Msawakhe Mayisela, said this was to ensure the safety of the public and the City’s employees.

“Covid-19 protocols such as social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitisation must be adhered to in all the City’s public spaces,” he said.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Daily Poll
Former liberation struggle ex-combatants from Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday staged a protest outside the ANC Johannesburg headquarters where they demanded benefits to the tune of R2,2 million each. Do you think they should be entitled to this amount?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
8% - 32 votes
79% - 318 votes
A lesser amount perhaps, but not so much
13% - 51 votes


Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now