Amazon Africa HQ development halted after successful interdict

Hundreds of people, consisting of Khoi and other First Nation, environmental and civic activists, march through the streets of the city protesting against the proposed new Amazon building on a particular site, and colonial-era statues standing in prominent positions in the inner city in Cape Town on June 16, 2021. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP)

Nica Richards – 21 March 2022

A high court judge found profit did not outweigh the rights of indigenous peoples.

An interdict has been granted to temporarily halt the construction of Amazon Africa’s headquarters in Observatory, Cape Town.

Western Cape Division of the High Court in Cape Town’s Judge Patricia Goliath said in her judgement on Friday the rights of the Khoi and San peoples to culture and heritage was under threat if the development went ahead…