Three of Durban’s beaches along the Golden Mile have been reopened after the water quality improved. These are Ushaka Beach, Addington Beach and South Beach.

All beaches along the Golden Mile were closed at the end of last week due to a sewage spill after a pump station was vandalised.

eThekwini Municipality Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela says teams are working hard to resolve the problem.

“Yes, we can confirm that the levels of E. Coli at Addington, South and Ushaka beaches have improved tremendously and as a result, these beaches are now safe for bathing and all other sporting activities. North, Bay of Plenty and Blue Lagoon beaches remain closed, but our teams are working tirelessly to have these too reopened soon,” says Mayisela.