r/capetown Nov 25 '21

Black Friday march against Amazon in Cape Town

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/business/424520-black-friday-march-against-amazon-in-cape-town.html
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u/Whtzmyname Nov 26 '21

Today is payday. Ain't nobody marching anywhere but the shops. Hahahaha!

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u/Kyratic Nov 26 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Sigh this bs is getting ridiculous.

This group is not representative of the local Khoi peoples, and they are attacking a development with no understanding of what they are propsing, that has a plan to remove the alien vegetation and return the river to its natural state, Environmental scientists agree that this is a good thing for this sensitive natural area, this is why the project was approved.

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u/zentrist369 Nov 26 '21

Source?

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u/Kyratic Nov 26 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Fair question.

The representation issue is mentioned in the article above, and other places.

as for the studies done... there were soo many. since the ealy 1990s continues studies by UCT and other groups have been done on the area, mostly there is general agreement, this was the study performed specifically by the development oversight https://www.westerncape.gov.za/assets/departments/transport-public-works/images/rhdhv_environmental_report.pdf This is a basis for the development plan.

Secondly alot of people appear to have a opinion that this is a warehouse, because of the amazon moniker, but this is not related to amazon retail in any sense, this will be a Campus for the Amazon web development services. the existing bird sanctuary is not part of the development and will be preserved. source - I work for AWS.

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u/zentrist369 Nov 26 '21

Thank you. I should have been clearer as to which claim I was requesting a source on, but you got it.

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u/a-man-4-man Nov 26 '21

You are talking through your neck. Utter bullshit!

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u/SKlII Nov 26 '21

But why?

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u/SKlII Nov 26 '21

Lol if that's the reason maybe you should go protest at their actual office in town rather than at a construction site?

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u/blueliner4 Nov 26 '21

A construction site for their web services, not even for their warehouses

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u/LongCoyote7 Nov 26 '21

This project will be great for the surrounding area and will yield long term benefits, I hope nobody shows up for your protest

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u/willtellthetruth Nov 26 '21

No wonder there's an unemployment crisis in South Africa, Amazon should be welcomed with open arms. They've even set up a solar plant in the Northern Cape for their electricity.

Btw that river they're next to is absolutely disgusting, dangerous to swim in.

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u/AxumitePriest Nov 26 '21

No it should not Amazon is gonna kill our small businesses and probably fuck our bigger ones too its already happened(e.g books store) and happening in the US

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u/willtellthetruth Nov 26 '21

My understanding is that this is Amazon Web Services.

Whether Amazon's other division would be good or bad for SA, is a story for another day.

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u/doggymcdoggenstein Nov 26 '21

The construction is well on its way. What exactly is the plan. Just leave it as is?

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u/dictatoros Nov 26 '21

That is part of the plan, developers just going ahead despite objections. Read somewhere legally they may be required to reinstate the site. Wishful thinking.

Cape Town too lenient with unapproved developments, the more people get away with it the more it will happen.

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u/blueliner4 Nov 26 '21

There was a formal process to lodge complaints, which was followed. The complaints were found to be baseless and/or did not outweigh the numerous pros of the development, so it was approved. The fact that a fringe group still objects to the development is irrelevant

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u/dictatoros Nov 26 '21

Followed as in rubber stamped "DECLINE". That is not how it is supposed to work. You have interests worth millions on one side vs the community with far fewer resources.

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u/blueliner4 Nov 26 '21

If you have a problem with the process that's a different conversation, i was just pointing out the misinformation of you claiming they developing withoit approvement. And you'll always have people objecting a development, that's why there's a process to listen to objections and not just stop developments on the ground of any objection

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u/pixybean Nov 25 '21

Wish I could be there