Update from our Chair

Dear Obs residents Just a quick update on the River Club campaign – The developers continue to pour concrete on site in violation of the interdict issued by Judge Goliath on 18th March. The OCA and GKKITC have submitted papers to hold them in contempt of court. The matter was meant to be heard last…

No! In Their Own Words: What indigenous people against the River Club development have to say

Protestors during the Liesbeek Action Campaign against Amazon River Club Development on November 12, 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is reported that indigenous and heritage protection and conservation groups with concerned residents have slammed the development by Amazon citing that it is a destruction of a sacred heritage site that deeply violates climate…

LLPT can’t buy truth even though they try

Professor Leslie London, chairperson of Observatory Civic Association, and Tauriq Jenkins, high commissioner of Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council We write in response to the advertorial (“LLPT files urgent leave to appeal to the SCA against the legally flawed, job killing River Club interdict,” Southern Suburbs Tatler, June 16). The Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust…

River Club opposition excluded from Obs ward committee

4 May 2022 – Steve Kretzmann The award-winning Observatory Civic Association, which has led the opposition to the River Club development, has been excluded from the ward committee in ward 57 following new rules being adopted by the city in January. Ward committees were established by the Municipal Structures Act “in order to enhance participatory…