Making The Sand Safe From Artists

Groups of artists creating elaborate sand sculptures on the beaches of Durbin, South Africa have become an attraction. “Foreign tourists, in particular, have been blown away by the beachfront artists who earn a humble living from the tips they get for shaping everything from sharks and mermaids to lounging lions.” But the artists say some of them have been arrested by police. “The city bylaws view sand sculptors in the same way as they do beggars and loiterers – as law breakers.”