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

African culture

  • Edwin Angless

We are going to Court

Updated: Aug 9, 2021

Press Release – Monday 2 August 2021:

Goringhaicona Khoi-Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council and Observatory Civic Association serve notice on the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust and the City of Cape Town and Western Cape government departments that have approved the River Club redevelopment

Today, the Cape Town High Court issued our papers to serve notice on the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust (LLPT). The notice is for an urgent interdict to halt construction work on the redevelopment of the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. Alongside the interdict, is a notice for a High Court Review of the decisions to approve the redevelopment taken by the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape Government Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP).

Now is the time for financial support to Make the Liesbeek Matter – please donate, no matter how little or how much, to help us win this case.

The application was made jointly by the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) and the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council (GKKTC) after every effort to seek a fair and impartial administrative process has failed. Our objections, supported by well-reasoned evidence, have been discarded in the rush to allow Amazon to set up Headquarters on the Liesbeek River – in a sacred floodplain that should be a heritage precinct.

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