Clean up of Durban Beaches Continue

Clean-up operations at Durban’s beaches are still ongoing, following strong tidal waves that resulted in high volumes of sand and water overflowing onto the promenade and damaging infrastructure. The second day of the clean-up operation has seen an estimated 120m3 of beach sand being cleaned-up, using specialised machinery and two teams of staff. To ensure […]

Clean-up operations at Durban’s beaches are still ongoing, following strong tidal waves that resulted in high volumes of sand and water overflowing onto the promenade and damaging infrastructure.

The second day of the clean-up operation has seen an estimated 120m3 of beach sand being cleaned-up, using specialised machinery and two teams of staff. To ensure timeous restoration of the promenade, staff working hours have been extended by three hours.

Many beaches in Durban were affected by the extreme weather. North Beach in Durban sustained sever storm damage and videos of the storm went viral on social media platform with many referring to it as a “mini tsunami”.

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban FIFA WM Stadion 2010 SŸdafrika mit Masterplan Wettbewerb: 2006 - 1 . Preis Entwurf: Volkwin Marg und Hubert Nienhoff mit Holger Betz Partner: Hubert Nienhoff Projektleitung: Burkhard Pick, Elisabeth Menne (ab September 2007), Holger Betz (bis August 2007) Mitarbeiter Entwurf: Christian Blank, Alberto Franco Flores, Helge Letius, Martin Krebes, Nadine Sawade, Kristian Uthe-Spenker, RŸdiger von Helmolt, Andrea Jobski, Uschi Kšper, Florian Schwarthoff Mitarbeiter AusfŸhrung: Holger Betz, Burkhard Pick, Chris HŠttasch, Alberto Franco y Flores, Elisabeth Menne, Susan TŸrke, Stephan Menke, Andrea Jobski, Barbara DŸring, Robert Essen Arbeitsgemeinschaft mit: IBHOLA LETHU CONSORTIUM Theunissen Jankowitz Architects, Ambro Afrique Architects, Osmond Lange Architects, NSM Designs, Mthulusi Msimang Architects South Africa Tragwerksplanung: IBHOLA LETHU CONSORTIUM Dach: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner Stadionrund: BKS Haustechnik: IBHOLA LETHU CONSORTIUM Freiraumplanung: IBHOLA LETHU CONSORTIUM Verkehrsplanung: IBHOLA LETHU CONSORTIUM Projektsteuerer: Ibhola Lethu PM JV Generalunternehmer: Group Five, WBHO, Pandev JV Bauleitung BKS (pty) ltd, engineering and management, Kapstadt Bauzeit Dezember 2006 bis September 2009 Anzahl RŠnge 3 SitzplŠtze WM 2010: 85.000 SitzplŠtze Bauherr Municipality of Durban (eThekwini Municipality), BGF: 92.300 m2

Contracted service providers working on both the infrastructure and horticultural areas (mainly damaged sand dune areas) are continuing their operations to recover useable materials and dispose off those that have been damaged.

In the central region, uShaka, Addington and Wedge Beaches have been re-opened for public use. Ansteys Beach in Bluff has also been re-opened. This was done after the Sharks Board advised that it is safe to do so as the safety gear has been checked and put in place. Other beaches remain closed while the Municipality and other stakeholders monitor the situation.