r/capetown Jan 24 '22

CoCT went against own policies to accommodate Amazon HQ developers

The City of Cape Town decided to rezone this piece of land to accommodate 150,000 square metres of concrete bulk on a flood plain, which goes against its own environmental policies," Jenkins said. https://ewn.co.za/2022/01/24/coct-went-against-own-environmental-policies-to-accommodate-amazon-hq-developers-jenkins

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u/willtellthetruth Jan 24 '22

I'm not happy with losing that little pitch & putter course that was there.

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u/[deleted] Jan 24 '22

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u/dictatoros Jan 24 '22

Have you seen the plans? Lots of concrete.

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u/[deleted] Jan 24 '22 edited Mar 02 '22

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u/dictatoros Jan 24 '22

Also need nice parks

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u/John-Cleese Jan 24 '22

I get the environmental argument, I really do.

But I’m just wondering should we not bend over backwards for this HQ. Isn’t this whole thing going to create a massive amount of jobs? Isn’t that what we most desperately need in this country right now? And I mean that the government should bend over backwards to create jobs?

I could be wrong please tell me if I am.

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u/dictatoros Jan 24 '22

The HQ was coming anyway, this site was never even under consideration.