River Club developers take interdict fight to SCA

The controversial R4.6-billion Liesbeeck River construction site is being packed up and plans are afoot to return the river to its original channel shape. File Picture: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

Cape Town – The Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust (LLPT) has filed an urgent application in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) for leave to appeal against Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath’s judgment interdicting construction of the R4.6 billion River Club redevelopment in Observatory.

Goliath had in March granted the interdict, saying that the fact that the development has economic benefits can never override the fundamental rights of the First Nations People – which was under threat if the development was allowed to proceed…