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Title:A 'Public Health Nuisance': The Victoria Street Early Morning Squatters Market, 1910-1934
Author:Vahed, Goolam H.
Periodical:South African Historical Journal
Geographic term:South Africa
Urbanization and Migration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
Ethnic and Race Relations
Health and Nutrition
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02582479908671352
Abstract:The focus of this article is the 'Indian Market', also known as the 'Early Morning' or 'Sqatters' Market in Victoria Street, Durban, South Africa. The account starts in 1910 when the Durban Town Council (DTC) organized a street market in Victoria Street where Hindu farmers could sell their products, and ends in 1934 when a new, covered, market was opened. The history of the market is a history of struggles: struggles between Indians and whites, who were concerned about public health in Durban; between Indians and the local State; and amongst Indians themselves. It reveals the class and caste differences that existed amongst Indians, as well as the racial and class prejudice of Durban's planners and citizens. Ref.