Amazon’s colonial HQ in Cape Town must be stopped

Michael Kwet & Tshiamo Malatji – 26 Jan 2022

Last week, the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoi Indigenous Traditional Council (GKKITC) and the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) sought an interdict against the construction of new facilities in Observatory, Cape Town. The centrepiece of development is the Amazon headquarters, without which the project will not go forward.

The site has been opposed on the grounds that it will destroy indigenous culture and a critical environmental floodplain. Yet we haven’t done enough to discuss Amazon’s presence in South Africa in the first place…