PLEASE JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY

Dear LAC supporters 💚💚💚 WALK OF SOLIDARITY 💚💚💚 Support us in our call for Peace & Unity as we join to Protect the River and Stop the Destruction of Sacred Land by Amazon & the Private Developer We are humbly asking for your support this Wednesday 27 July as we take the developer to task…

What does “Rainbow Nation” really mean for Observatory? Race, racism and other forms of discrimination in our everyday interactions

In 1994, South Africa was heady with excitement and hope. We had just negotiated a peaceful transition from apartheid a system based upon the most profound denial of human dignity for black people in the country, to one where respect and dignity became the bedrock of a new constitution. We were children of the “Rainbow…

A second historic victory: Judge Goliath dismisses leave to appeal the River Club interdict

Dear Obs Residents In another incredibly significant court decision, Judge Patricia Goliath dismissed the applications by the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust (LLPT), the City of Cape Town, the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and the First Nations Collective for leave to appeal her March 18th interdict judgement which had halted any further construction…

Get counted for Census 2022 by 14 May 2022

Statistics South Africa has announced that the final phase for Census 2022 has been extended to 14 May 2022 to allow residents from the Western Cape to be accurately counted. We encourage you to please take part in the Census 2022 as the data is critical for City planning and has significant implications for the…

Our past is being destroyed

Southern Suburbs Tatler – 21 April 2022 Thomas Johnson, Belthorne Estate Monica Sutherland’s letter (“River Club development will destroy heritage,” Southern Suburbs Tatler, April 14) is spot on. She asks the key question about development: why here? This is relevant when other, perhaps more suitable, sites are available. For the developer it’s easy: tenants do…

Our Court Interdict will be livestreamed!

17 JAN 2022 — Today we saw the appearance of poles along the Liesbeek signalling that the developers are likely to close off the original Liesbeek river from public access, presumably as a prelude to infilling the river course. The interdict hearing could therefore not have arrived a day too soon. We hope the judge…