River Club property developers continue construction despite interim interdict

Sheree Bega – 15 July 2022

The strategy of the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust (LLPT) to forge ahead with construction in the controversial R4.6-billion redevelopment of the River Club site in Observatory, Cape Town, is an “attempt to build themselves into an impregnable position despite the law”.

This is the contention of the Observatory Civic Association (OCA) and the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council (GKKITC), which, on 8 July, served the LLPT and five of its trustees with contempt of court papers for defying an interim interdict granted to them prohibiting further construction at the River Club. US multinational technology company Amazon is the anchor tenant in the mixed-use development at the confluence of the Black and Liesbeek rivers…