Durban South Africa Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
On Sunday, November 23, 2014, a special broadcast was transmitted from Church headquarters to all of the congregations in Africa. During President Uchtdorf's remarks, he encouraged members to pray for construction of the Durban South Africa Temple to begin. Missionaries serving in the area report that a site announcement is expected shortly.
No groundbreaking date has been announced for the Durban South Africa Temple.
Renderings of the Durban South Africa Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Durban South Africa Temple.
On October 1, 2011, President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of a temple in Durban, South Africa, in the opening session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference.1
The nation of South Africa has 12 stakes, 4 districts, and 1 operating temple in the city of Johannesburg, over 350 miles (570 kilometers) northwest of Durban. The city of Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. With a metropolitan population of almost 4.5 million people, it is the country's third largest city, behind Johannesburg and Cape Town.
1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "New Temples Announced for France, Africa, Colombia, Utah and Wyoming," 1 Oct. 2011.