Court halts major Amazon-backed Cape Town development

Bulelwa Payi – 20 March 2022

Cape Town – The Western Cape High Court has granted South Africa’s indigenous people an interim interdict against a major Amazon-backed development on a sacred site along the banks of the Black River in Observatory.

The court’s decision, delivered before the commemoration of Human Rights Day, effectively puts a halt to the construction or earthworks under way at the River Club development.

In January, the court heard an urgent application by the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) and the Goringhaicona Khoi Khon Indigenous Traditional Council for an interdict to halt further construction work on the site…