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Media invite by Leonard Rosenberg, DUT Campus Planner and Co-ordinator of the ROCS Research Project

Media invite by Leonard Rosenberg, DUT Campus Planner and Co-ordinator of the ROCS Research Project


The Durban University of Technology invites you the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Early Morning Market (EMM). The celebrations will take place at the Market’s current location, Julius Nyerere (former Warwick) Avenue from Monday, 22 September 2014 to Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

In celebrating this historic occasion, the Market will temporary be transformed into an exhibition and performance space for the period of the celebration. The Early Morning Traders Association (EMMTA), together with the ROCS heritage research project at DUT will host the Dirty Linen “Other” Durban exhibition within the aisle in the Market that was once referred to as “West Street”. During the period of the celebration, the Market will be opened on Sundays and public holidays.

The exhibition highlights the plight of Indians settling in the colonial town in the 1870s and the subsequent treatment of Indians and Africans who were marginalised by then City, up until the late 1980s.

Other exhibitions and displays within the stalls at the Market will include:
• A photographic display of the history, specifically of the EMM, and a “memory cage”. The public will be encouraged to write their memories of the market on paper which will become part of the exhibition within the “memory cage”.
• A selection of artefacts from the Phansi Collection of indigenous cultural artefacts.
• A display of handmade traditional musical instruments by Dr Sazi Dlamini, a research musicologist and lecturer in Music
History and Culture at UKZN.
• A display of the other markets of Warwick by Asiye eTafuleni (AeT).
• A display by Dala

In commemoration of Heritage day on September 24 (2014), a special event has been planned by the traders and porters of the Market.
Special parking arrangements for the public have been provided adjacent to the market, between EMM and the English Market. There will be visible security in the area.

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, 5, 12 and 19 October): 8am to 3pm

For more information, please contact Leonard Rosenberg, DUT Campus Planner andCo-ordinator of the ROCS research project on 083 777 2900.

Issued by:
Noxolo Memela