South Africa's Indigenous People Fight Planned Amazon Headquarters in Court - News Summed Up

South Africa's Indigenous People Fight Planned Amazon Headquarters in Court


South Africa's Indigenous Khoi and San people are in court to block construction of the planned African headquarters for online retail giant Amazon. But some Indigenous Khoi San leaders and community groups are trying to reverse the decision, saying it undermines the city's own heritage and environmental standards. Property owners Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust, or LLPT, said it did consult Indigenous groups while planning the site's redevelopment. The Khoi Khoi and San were some of the country's first inhabitants and their presence in the southern tip of Africa dates back thousands of years. The Khoi San say it lies on a battlefield where they defended their territory from Portuguese colonizers in 1510.


Source: Ethiopian News January 22, 2022 05:52 UTC



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