Infilling of the Black River angers activists

Bulelwa Payi – 12 December 2021

The First Nations Khoi people, civic and environmental organisations are calling on the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) to urgently declare a protection order against the River Club development.

This comes in the wake of the infilling of the Black River in Observatory, regarded as sacred by the indigenous Khoi and San people.

Despite a pending court action, front loaders began pushing soil into the river this week as developers believed the redevelopment of the River Club had received a go ahead from the City and the provincial government…