Black Friday: Cape groups upset over Amazon development in Cape Town, to join worldwide protest

Mwangi Githahu – Nov 25 2021

Cape Town – Environmental and indigenous groups are using the Black Friday shopping rush to put a spotlight on Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, and the building of its African headquarters on the banks of the Liesbeeck River, regarded by many as “sacred” ground.

World-wide, protesters from more than 70 trade unions, civil society organisations and tax watchdogs across 26 countries will highlight the company’s employee practices and working conditions.

Several groups of protesters, led by members of Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Traditional Indigenous Council and the Liesbeek Action Campaign, will tomorrow afternoon descend on the site of the River Club redevelopment in Observatory to show their opposition to the building project…