“Curries” a name associated to the vibrant stadium in the struggle days, particularly in the 1960’s and 1970’s, influenced the interaction of Black people within a socio-political and cultural environment in Durban and South Africa. The historical and socio-cultural experiences of all the people that used Curries Fountain, created non-racialism and a popular culture that needs to be preserved in the context of change and transformation in South Africa. The venue was popular with social and political activists, gang leaders, sports persons, cultural activists, including those that represented apartheid forces. Curries Fountain was a venue for the disadvantage Black population of Kwa-Zulu, Durban to organize social and political events that assisted the integration of Black people in their quest for common identity. Historically, the stadium is a sense, a microcosm of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa.
The Curries Fountain Sports Development Centre is a unique multifaceted project and with Durban University of Technology as an important partner brings to the table their vast infra-structural resources and their academic programmes. The notion of excellence is seen as a result of the process of developing Sport as a recreational outlet in addition to the competitive angle it normally occupies.
In essence, at the heart of this project is to cultivate the capacity of Sport as a tool to rebuild a better civil society and in so doing rid it of the social evils that currently beset it. The Curries Fountain Sports Development Centre aims to enrich the lives of the people of Kwa-Zulu Natal, particularly within the eThekwini Municipality Boundaries through quality and lifelong participation in Sports and Recreation which will facilitate the development of the individual both as a sportsperson as well as a valuable member of a non-racial, prosperous and sports-enthusiastic society.