Up to 10,000 people are expected to march through Durban’s city streets, in solidarity with foreign nationals, in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The march will be led by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu and religious leaders.
Foreign nationals have been under attack in the province for the past two weeks.
Overnight, police maintained a heavy presence in Durban.
Officials say the march will be non-partisan and have called on people from the province to join hands and to fight the prevailing anti- foreigner sentiment.
Meanwhile, Malusi Gigaba, South African Minister of Home Affairs has condemned the recent spate of violence, saying it undermined the positive contributions that foreign nationals are making to the country.