Observatory association ‘disappointed’ over River Club development ruling

Kaylynne Bantom – 30 May 2023

The Observatory Civic Association (OCA) has expressed its disappointment in the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) dismissal of their application for leave to appeal the Western Cape High Court’s judgment to halt construction at the River Club Development.

This means further construction can go ahead, unhampered by court orders.

The court said the requirements for special leave to appeal were not met.

In March last year, Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath ruled that construction be paused and that the developers engage with all affected parties (“Order suspends building operation”, People’s Post, 29 March)…