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This specifically tailored tour for schools and academia is an applicable and hands-on approach to learning, where the students gain a conceptual understanding of their academic material as well as a widened perspective of Durban and the informal urban workers.

Education and exposure allows for a review of current perceptions, and the re-establishment of an informed opinion of the area, which we hope will be a significant outcome after attending the Markets of Warwick School Tour. It is also hoped that this tour will seed a continuous inquiry on the evolution of South African cities.

Photo (Left): One of the school groups on the Markets of Warwick Tour 


Each group is led by a qualified South African Tour Guide, and a Traders Against Crime (TAC) member. The TAC is a volunteer based organization of traders within the market who are well-respected members of the community. Their position and role in the Warwick community prompted collaboration for the Markets of Warwick project, which will be continued in the school tours.

School/public buses are able to drop off and collect the students at the Asiye eTafuleni offices where they will be divided into manageably sized groups and each student will be given a lanyard to identify them as part of the tour. The tour is adaptable to handle the number of students each school wishes to bring on the tour.

Each group and will depart on their own separate route through the Markets of Warwick with their facilitators. In each market the tour guide will give a brief outline of the trade of that specific market, and in some cases there are activities that the students are able to engage in to make the tour a more fun, interactive excursion. For example: in the Bovine Head Market, students each get to sample Bovine Meat and Dumpling, a traditional Zulu meal.

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