Dredging project revitalises Durban’s beaches

An innovative sand pumping initiative between eThekwini Municipality and Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has successfully reinstated sand along eroded sections of Durban’s popular Golden Mile and could offer similar benefits for beaches extending further northwards. The municipality and TNPA proposed the initiative late last year to tackle beach erosion exacerbated by climate change and inclement weather and a trial project was conducted in October 2017.