The River Club redevelopment – the case is still ongoing

Dear Obs residents You may well have read about the withdrawal of our attorneys from the High Court review of the River Club redevelopment and what you have read is probably not accurate or is frankly misinformation. I am attaching a press release from the Liesbeek Action Campaign to clarify the situation. It is true…

No urgency to stop River Club development, rules court

Construction of the controversial multi-billion rand development at the River Club in Observatory continues despite legal challenges. This is how it looked on Friday 23 September 2022. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp   Steve Kretzmann – 28 September 2022 Construction of the controversial multi-billion rand development at the River Club in Observatory continues despite legal challenges to…

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…

Talking points for a propaganda campaign – Liesbeek Action Campaign

Paternalism, ethnocide, epistemicide: Talking points for a propaganda campaign 16 May 2022 The Liesbeek Action Campaign condemns a seemingly coordinated effort to spread misinformation about objections to the development at the River Club, Observatory, Cape Town. Several personalities with ties to the Democratic Alliance and the Institute for Race Relations have voiced their opinions on…