Fight to stop River Club development continues

Wesley Ford – 18 Nov 2021

What is happening to the River Club site in Observatory is a repeat of what happened there more than 400 years ago when indigenous people were dispossessed of their land.

So say the hundreds of protesters who gathered at the entrance of the Two Rivers Urban Park to voice their opposition to a multi-billion rand development there that will have American multinational technology company Amazon as an anchor tenant.

The protesters, from various “first nations” groups and civic organisations stood alongside Liesbeek Parkway and Observatory Road, with placards saying: “Our heritage is not for sale”, “This is a sacred heritage site” and “Amazon has no respect for us”…