Durban - The iconic arch of the Durban Christian Centre (DCC) Jesus Dome which burnt to ashes in 2016, has been rebuilt this week.
DCC spokesperson Ron Steele said the first of three arches went up this week and would be completed by mid-November, weather permitting.
Construction of the DCC Jesus dome began in July and is expected to be completed by September 2019.
The building estimated to cost around R100 million is now going to cost in the region of R120 million, said Steele.
He said excitement was mounting as the building was taking shape.
The new church will seat 3000 congregants.
It is believed that the illuminated cross at the top of the building had short-circuited because of several power outages that day, and the sparks had fallen into the auditorium which caused the blaze that destroyed the church.
Current services are being held in the church's Life Centre hall.