A sea of sand is waiting for you at a beach in South Africa’s eastern Cape Town suburb of KwaZulu-Natal.
We’re all here because of the government’s plan to put more sand on the beaches.
This is the first time in 20 years that a major beach development has been planned in South African waters.
The plan was announced last month after a decade of campaigning by local community groups.
The government is now moving to build new sandwalks at three sites in the area, including one near KwaNatal’s main international airport.
“This project is part of the ongoing commitment by the government to invest more in Cape Town’s beaches,” said KwaJong Kwa, a spokesman for the Cape Town government.
“The sandwalts will help us keep our beaches clean, attract new businesses and protect our natural beauty.”
Sand is a major contributor to the world’s beaches, which cover more than 20 million hectares (65 million acres) in South and Central Africa, with more than 100 million hectares already protected, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.
Despite the success of the first phase of the project, South Africa still faces a huge challenge when it comes to achieving the goal of having 10% of the country’s beaches protected.
The new plan aims to protect 20% of Cape Town beaches by 2025.
Its targets include installing 20,000 sandwalers by 2030, and more than 10,000 on the city’s main beaches by 2030.
However, in order to achieve these targets, the government must first secure the necessary funding from the World Bank and World Economic Forum, which are currently struggling to fund projects in the country.
South Africa currently has just $6.5bn (R1.7bn) in cash reserves.
The World Bank has promised $100bn for the country to protect its beaches, but this has so far only gone towards projects like the new golf course and the new bus depot.
A government spokesman said the government had made a commitment to the World Development Bank, which is currently funding the KwaWZN-Nawabula project.
“We have a strong commitment from the government that the money is there and we’re working towards that,” said the spokesman.
It’s not clear what funding the government will receive from the banks, but officials are hopeful that the government may be able to secure additional funds through the World Economic forum.
South Africa is now in the middle of a major tourism boom as people flock to the country for its vast natural beauty and the opportunity to experience Cape Town on their own.