ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH
 
For immediate release
 
16 March 2017
 
Update: Beaches Open and Shark Nets Installed at Some City Beaches
 
Beach clean-up operations and shark net installations are still on-going at City beaches, following strong tidal waves that wreaked havoc and damaged infrastructure along the promenade.
 
All City beaches, excluding Country Club and eThekwini beaches are currently open.
 
While Battery Beach has been re-opened it will be closed in the event of a high tide.
 
Sand mopping operations are progressing well. Areas in front of commercial sites have been cleared and will be swept using a suctions truck.
In terms of infrastructure repairs, the majority of sea wall capping has been replaced.
 
Plumbing has been repaired and the showers are all working.
 
Six of the seven missing shark nets have been recovered and all beaches between uShaka Beach and the Country Club have had the nets reinstalled.
 
The last remaining nets will be installed at eThekwini and Lagoon beaches tomorrow, 17 March.
 
ENDS
 
Issued by eThekwini Municipality.
 
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