The Liesbeek Action Campaign: ‘Yes, misinformation must stop, but it is not coming from opponents of the development’

By Professor Leslie London, Tauriq Jenkins and Marc Turok for the Liesbeek Action Campaign, 25 August 2021 The Liesbeek Action Campaign believes that misinformation is rife with regard to the River Club development. However, it is not the opponents of the development who are misinforming the public. This is a response to Mr Jody Aufrichtig’s…

Development of dodgy tricks at the River Club

30 June 2021 by Steve Kretzmann A defamatory letter to author MacKenzie Scott, whose ex-husband was Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was attached to a complaint recently sent to the BackaBuddy crowdfunding platform the Observatory Civic Association is using to raise funds for its legal challenge to the R4.5bn River Club development. The Observatory Civic Association…

Cape Town’s heritage for sale: Brownwashing The River Club

If greenwashing is disinformation disseminated to present an environmentally responsible public image, what the developers of The River Club project are engaging in might be called brownwashing — falsely presenting themselves as promoters of indigenous rights. Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust claims “the majority of the Cape’s Khoi and San leaders and representatives” are in support…

Deadline has passed – we are going to the press ombudsman!

From: Edwin Angless Subject: Re: Amazon and the River Club Date: 20 August 2021 at 20:01:36 SAST To: robyn@hsm.co.za Cc: Edwin Angless Dear Robyn, I refer to the emails I have sent to you querying the origin and approach to the articles referred to below, which have received no response or comment from yourself. These…

Appeal to the water tribunal and application

Dear registered Interested and Affected Party, 1)      On 10 June 2021 the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) was informed by the relevant authority, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS),  that the LLPT was granted a water use licence (“WUL”) for the re-development of the River Club property. 2)      On 23 June 2021, the OCA lodged an appeal with the Water Tribunal…