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Amazon's Cape Town base: The battle to save South

African culture

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Amazon's Cape Town base: The battle to save South African culture

Campaigners in the South African city of Cape Town are trying to halt

the building of the African headquarters for Amazon. It's a battle that

pits cultural concerns against economic interests, as the BBC's

Vumani Mkhize writes.

It is an overcast day in Cape Town and the scenic Table Mountain is

shrouded in a ghostly cloud that silently cascades down the rocky green


At the foot of this historic landscape, a small group of activists from the

Khoi and San communities have gathered near the entrance of a huge

building site known as the River Club.

The communities are seen as some of the earliest inhabitants of southern

Africa. Read more here

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