Remembering Morris Fynn and his Desegregation Protests on Durban’s beaches

As beaches across the country are closed in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, and debates about their re-opening abound, it is well worth reflecting on the contentious histories of exclusion that our South African shores embody. It is also worth remembering the brave Durbanites, such as Morris Fynn, who protested against these […]

The politics of South African beaches

Durban beach-goers flaunting the beach ban in March 2020 South Africa’s beaches, pools, and rivers have often reflected the political context of the day. During apartheid, beaches were segregated racially under the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act. It was enforced by the police who would deny entry to the beach to people who were not […]

Durban Beachfront: Then & Now

Durban is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations over the Christmas holidays, with about half a million people visiting our beaches between Christmas day and New Year’s eve. It’s a melting pot of cultures, races, and classes as people take in the┬ásun and the great entertainment that the promenade offers. A look at […]