Durban South Africa Temple Open House

  • January 22–February 1, 2020
January 22–February 1, 2020

Artist rendering of the Durban South Africa Temple, which will be dedicated February 16, 2020.

Article Highlights

  • Open house: January 22–February 1
  • Dedication: February 16

A free public open house for the Durban South Africa Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin Wednesday, January 22, and go through Saturday, February 1, 2020, except for Sunday, January 26.

A youth devotional with Church leaders will be held Saturday, February 15, and broadcast to meetinghouses within the temple district. The temple will be dedicated the next day, on Sunday, February 16, in three sessions: at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. Each session will be broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district. See additional details about the dedication in the dedication event article.

The temple will be open for all ordinances on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Thomas S. Monson, then President of the Church, announced construction of the temple at the Church’s October 2011 general conference. Ground was broken for the temple on Saturday, April 9, 2016, directed by Elder Carl B. Cook, General Authority Seventy and President of the Church’s Africa Southeast Area.

The Church has operating temples in Aba, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. A temple in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, is under construction, and temples in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Nairobi, Kenya, have been announced.