Xolile Mtembu - 24 November 2021
The Liesbeek Action Campaign calls on South Africans to join the Amazon strike #MakeAmazonPay on Black Friday, November 26 at the Liesbeek River. This comes after the American multinational conglomerate announced they will build an Amazon campus at the site.
The campaign opposes the proposed construction as the river is a sacred site for native people. The San and Khoi, Goringhaicona, Observatory Civic Association and indigenous peoples will also join workers and activists.
“We will reclaim the River as a protected life-giving entity that can’t be buried to make way for 150 000 square metres of concrete; and when we hand over a petition of over 57 600 signatures to Jeff Bezos so he can see this is a mass movement saying NO to the destruction of sacred heritage and NO to the environmental degradation,” said the campaign...