Concrete cannot be our future

22 JAN 2022 —

On Friday 21st, the court heard the last arguments in our urgent interdict application to stop the River Club re-development. The judge was much more interventive with the legal representatives for the City and the First Nations Collective (FNC). In particular, she asked probing questions about who constitutes the world of the Khoi revivalist movement, so was clearly attuned to the questions around the credibility of the FNC claiming to speak on behalf of all the Khoi. She also sought to explore the consultative process leading up to the generation of the LLPT’s River Club First Nations Report, upon which the developers relied heavily to claim their Heritage Impact Assessment complied with the law and the requirements identified by Heritage Western Cape…