Amazon’s Africa headquarters may be put on hold over indigenous people’s concerns

Alexander Onukwue – 21 March 2022

A South African court ordered Amazon to pause construction of its 4 billion rand ($300 million) headquarters in South Africa over concerns by indigenous people that the US company is defiling sacred land.

The High Court in Cape Town, where the 37-acre site is located at the intersection of two rivers, issued the ruling on March 18. It told Liesbeek Leisure Properties, the project developer, to carry out “meaningful engagement and consultation” with the Khoisan people who claim to be the site’s original inhabitants…