Curries Fountain stadium’s rich history on record

2014-06-25 00:00

MARITZBURGERS who have played or watched soccer matches at Durban’s Curries Fountain stadium are invited to a book launch that tells the story of the historic grounds.

Curries Fountain, Sport, Politics and Identity, by Leonard Rosenberg, Sam Moodley and Goolam Vahed will be launched at Allandale Primary School on Saturday at 2 pm. The function has been organised by the Sports Veterans Association (SVA).

SVA president Ismail Bhamjee, who has glanced through the book, said it was full of nostalgia and illustrated by hundreds of photographs.

Bhamjee recalled that Curries Fountain was the centre of non-racial sport in South Africa and a major centre of anti-apartheid protest.

The Durban University of Technology, which published the book, noted that Curries Fountain “was a legendary space in the minds of many who were dispersed by forced removals as a result of the Group Areas Act.

“Their recollections, scrapbooks and family albums contributed towards the documentation of Curries’ vibrant history.”

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