Durban South Africa Temple

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Durban South Africa Temple
Under Construction
Number TBD edit data
Announcement 1 October 2011
Groundbreaking 9 April 2016[1] by
Carl B. Cook
Floor area TBD
Official websiteNews & images

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.[2] The announcement was made by church president Thomas S. Monson on 1 October 2011.[3] The temple was announced concurrently with the Barranquilla Colombia, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo, Star Valley Wyoming, and Provo City Center temples.[2] 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.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple: Construction to begin on the nation's second temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-04-09 
  2. ^ a b c Walker, Joseph (1 October 2011). "LDS general conference opens with the announcement of six new Mormon temples". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Retrieved 1 October 2011. .
  3. ^ a b "Mormon church president announces plans for new temples in Utah, Wyoming, Colombia, Africa". Washington Post. AP. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011. .