Durban South Africa Temple
History and museums
The Durban South Africa Temple is a planned temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) to be constructed in Durban, South Africa. The announcement was made by church president Thomas S. Monson on 1 October 2011. The temple was announced concurrently with the Barranquilla Colombia, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo, Star Valley Wyoming, and Provo City Center temples. When announced, this increased the total number of temples worldwide to 166 and the number in South Africa to two.
A groundbreaking ceremony, to signify the beginning of construction, took place on 9 April 2016, with Carl B. Cook presiding.