Celebrating Durban’s rich history

2014-09-22 00:00

THE Durban University of Technology (DUT) will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Early Morning Market (EMM) in downtown Durban from today until October 22.

The celebrations will take place at the market’s current location, Julius Nyerere (former Warwick) Avenue, and will be open on Sundays and public holidays for the duration of the celebrations.

For the next month the market will be transformed into an exhibition and performance space. The Early Morning Market Traders Association (EMMTA) — together with the heritage research project at DUT — will host the Dirty Linen ‘Other’ Durban exhibition, highlighting the plight of Indians settling in the colonial town in the 1870s and the subsequent treatment of Indians and Africans who were marginalised by the city, up until the late 1980s.

A special event has been planned for Heritage Day on Wednesday, and secure parking arrangements for the public have been provided adjacent to the market, between EMM and the English Market.

— WR.

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Trading hours for the Early Morning Market are:

Monday to Thursday: 6am to 3pm

Friday: 6am to 6pm

Saturday: 6am to 2pm

Sundays (28 September, October 5, 12 and 19 ): 8am to 3pm

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