We still await the Judge’s decision while the Vultures circle the River Club

6 FEB 2022 —

It has been two weeks since the end of the High Court hearings for our interdict application to stop the ongoing construction at the River Club. Judge Goliath has yet to make her decision. We are hopeful that the delay is because, in order to make the best decision possible, she is meticulously considering all the material in the papers submitted, which, we believe, must lead to a decision to protect the living heritage of the site from irreparable harm.

In the interim, the developers continue to build apace. So much so, that one Observatory resident, a performance artist of the spoken and written word, Malika Ndlovu, felt moved to pen a powerful comment on the ongoing violence of the development, in which she spoke of the face of “the land-grabbing ogre.”