Due to circumstances beyond the event’s control, the World Oceans Day Swim scheduled for this weekend in KwaZulu-Natal has been cancelled.
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Given the current state of the beaches and the closure of various beaches along Durban’s Golden Mile, the event had no choice but to cancel the 2022 edition.
The beaches have been officially closed by the city again after excessively high E.coli levels.
World Oceans Day Swim hopes to return in 2023
Various organisations are working hard at trying to get answers and ensure that beaches become safe again for the public.
“We are more committed than ever to continue to fight for the protection of our oceans,” event organiser Sarah Ferguson said.
“We apologise to all those that have entered and prepared for the event however it is out of our control.
“With that said, we want to make sure that there is accountability for the issues plaguing our oceans at the moment and we look forward to hosting you at our event in 2023.”