The proposed development in Cape Town has attracted anger as it lies at the confluence of two rivers considered sacred
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Jessica Newman – 21 March 2022
Amazon has been dealt a blow after a court halted construction of the ecommerce company’s new African headquarters.
Plans for the 70,000 sq m (750,000 sq ft) base in Cape Town has provoked outcry from groups representing the descendants of the country’s earliest inhabitants, the Khoi and San, who have claimed that the piece of land is sacred.
The Western Cape division of the high court has banned the project developer from continuing with construction on the site until talks are held with the affected indigenous peoples…