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Make the Liesbeek Matter

Make the Liesbeek Matter

Personal message

The Observatory Civic Association represents the interests of residents and businesses in Observatory and has partnered with over 60 Khoi groups, environmental NGOs and Civic Associations in opposition to the destructive River Club development proposed by LLPT and to call for heritage grading of the entire Two Rivers Urban Park. As a Civic Association that believes in the importance of social justice and democratic practice, we believe the future of the Liesbeek River and this site is important not just for the local community but, as a major heritage and environmental site threatened by inappropriate development, for all South Africans. We are a Civic that won recognition in the form of an award from DCAS for being the most active heritage body in the Western Cape in 2019 and we believe that heritage is something that should be enjoyed by all, not captured by a developer for their own interest.

The Observatory Civic Association is raising funds to take legal action against the approvals of the River Club development. We have appealed unfair decisions that are ungrounded in evidence by both the City (rezoning) and the Provincial Authorities (an Environmental Authorisation). However, it appears our appeals to reasons and to the fact have fallen on deaf ears and we are forced to turn to the courts for justice since the authorities are intent on approving this development even though the EA was described as ‘unlawful’ by the competent heritage authority for the province. So, we will need to go to the High Court to challenge this injustice. As you know, court action is expensive and that is why so many powerful elites get their way in development matters – because they have the money to hire expensive lawyers and draw out court matters so that ordinary people lose the battle for justice before it starts. Bear in mind that Amazon, a company that made huge profits during COVID-19, is backing the developers to build their Africa Headquarters on a sacred flood plain. That is a lot of money behind this development.

But in South Africa, we have a constitution that allows everyone equal rights including access to justice. So, we need your help to make sure that wealthy elites don’t get away with injustice.

Along with court action, we will be mounting a public campaign to make South Africans aware of the importance of this campaign and why it matters for everyone living in South Africa as well as others who care about heritage, the environment, and civic democracy. We need your support to make this stand for justice possible.

Where is this happening? In Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape

What will your support enable us to do?
We will be able to undertake action in the High Court to challenge these unfair decisions and support a campaign to bring justice to the people of Cape Town and South Africa. This will enable a fair process in which the indigenous Khoi people who oppose the destruction of sacred land will be able to have their say about what kind of development happens on the land. This will enable us to plan proper measures to rehabilitate a river course that is sacred to the Khoi and prevent it from being filled in to allow an artificial river to be created in its place. It will enable us to stop the placement of 150 000 square meters of concrete on a 14.7-hectare site that will reduce our resilience in the face of Climate Change. It will enable us to promote human rights and civic democracy in a province where development decisions are dictated by money. It will enable us to insist that Sustainable Development can’t be reduced to money alone.

https://obs.org.za/liesbeek-action-campaign/   https://obs.org.za/lac-newsletters/   https://www.facebook.com/liesbeekactioncampaign

Donations

  • Sep 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    .

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 18, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "They will be stopped" - Leb

  • Sep 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "So disappointed in the City of Cape Town!" - Lisa Morrison

  • Sep 02, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the fight, for heritage, nature, animals. " - Feral Cat

  • Sep 02, 2021 - R 2 000.00
  • "For the River" - Anonymous

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love and light. May your struggle be victorious. Strength to the Khoi Nation. " - Nombulelo Shange

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Standing with you to preserve people’s heritage & the precious wildlife! " - Jacqui T

  • Aug 29, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our heritage more important than 30 pieces of Silver" - ERNEST THERON

  • Aug 25, 2021 - USD $ 13.32
  • "hello" - Andrew Hallett

  • Aug 09, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Protect our environment and heritage land!" - S

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Let's stand together and do this!" - Val

  • Aug 05, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "

    we can't give the Liesbeek up – thanks to the OCA for leading this fight.

    " - terna

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "Please keep up the just fight. The TRUP is rich with our heritage and should not be subjected to crass real estate developments." - Oude Molen Eco Village Tenants

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Please do not wipe out another place of historical significance in our city." - JILL DOWER

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Onwards" - Alison

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "keep it going" - Rob Higgins

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    This is FOR our heritage and AGAINST corporate greed.

    " - Anonymous

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thanks for doing this for all of us OCA!" - Kate

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Time to make a stand against unbridled exploitation of an environmentally and culturally significant space by people who only consider the lucre they'll gain. " - David Buckley

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 69.11
  • "Good luck..." - Fiona Smith

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Development is essential, must be done sustainedly and with the appropriate respect to the communities who reside in Greater Cape Town. " - Carsten Rasch

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 34.56
  • "Thank you for keeping going! " - Diane Sandler

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "All strength to your cause" - Judy Scott-Goldman

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Preserving the floodplain in time of acute climate change is an essential for future generations." - Kathrin Krause

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for persevering with this" - Beth Harley

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 69.11
  • "' you used to say to me, that when the time came, that you were dead, if i called upon you, you would hear me... Xaatin 1870's " - Kris Marais

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 13.82
  • "Please keep up the fight to protect this critical environment and heritage site." - Nicolette Aubourg

  • Aug 03, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Thank you for fighting to preserve our heritage. " - Lee Ann

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    The River Club is an invaluable asset not only for golf, and especially the nurturing of golf to the young, but also demostrable unique in being a place of unparalleled cultural and social diversity

    " - murray easton

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love and light. May your struggle be victorious. Strength to the Khoi Nation. " - Nombulelo Shange

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our heritage more important than 30 pieces of Silver" - ERNEST THERON

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Standing with you to preserve people’s heritage & the precious wildlife! " - Jacqui T

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Observatory for present and future generations!

    " - Tab

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    No

    " - Pauline Todd

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Its time for the people's opinion to matter instead of politics & big business winning; thanks for fighting the good fight.

    " - Lauren & Frank

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Don't give up - thank you for putting up a fight" - Anne Marie Tovey

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I believe that our National Heritage sites must be protected for historical significance and to educate future generations." - Karen Breadrich

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep up the good work " - Charles Hart

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Keith

  • Jul 25, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Save and memorialise the TRUP" - Max Kroon

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Well done so far.Keep going!" - Nick Starke

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best wishes" - Robin Crawford

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Stop Amazon, or anyone else, from destroying our heritage." - John Ragsdale

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "well done keep going" - rowan

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go get em!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We need your focus to save this precious site." - Pamela Bishop

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Save our green spaces, save our wetland and breeding grounds for animals that don't have a voice. " - Ann Stewart

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Go for it ... It's for the all of us to enjoy. " - Salomé and Faan

  • Jul 23, 2021 - USD $ 13.59
  • "Here's to winning the legal battles..." - Sharon Farrell

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Glad you are making progress. As I messaged with my last donation, the people have stopped other ill-considered developments in Cape Town, so let's stop this one as well. May God bless all of us" - Robert STEWART

  • Jul 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Appreciate your efforts" - Sassa Botha

  • Jul 22, 2021 - USD $ 68.35
  • "May wisdom prevail to protect the heritage and ecological nature of the region." - Colin L. Soskolne

  • Jul 10, 2021 - R 4 000.00
  • "Make the Liesbeek Matter - for the Khoi-Khoi who want more than a cultural centre, for our environment, for democracy, even, for Amazon, for the Mayor, for DEADP, for all of us. Make the Liesbeek Matt" - Anonymous

  • Jul 05, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Keep fighting " - Joshua DK

  • Jul 01, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "The City mustn't be allowed to silence the people it's there to serve!" - Keira Powers

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 106.00
  • "Standing with you to preserve people’s heritage & the precious wildlife! " - Jacqui T

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love and light. May your struggle be victorious. Strength to the Khoi Nation. " - Nombulelo Shange

  • Jun 29, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our heritage more important than 30 pieces of Silver" - ERNEST THERON

  • Jun 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Love and light. May your struggle be victorious. Strength to the Khoi Nation. " - Nombulelo Shange

  • Jun 28, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Thanks for fighting for the environment and against greedy developers. Shame on the City for not stopping this years ago.

    " - Clive Hill

  • Jun 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "You have my vote" - Rowan Dunkley

  • Jun 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep fighting the good fight." - TvG

  • Jun 24, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Standing with you to preserve people’s heritage & the precious wildlife! " - Jacqui T

  • Jun 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Too sensitive to go the way it is.

    " - H Asmal

  • Jun 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "This development is an insult to spatial justice and spatial transformation in our city." - Margot

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "The want to pave paradise and put up a parking lot" - Natasha Piprek

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Fuck amazon" - Lou

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ~ Dr Seuss

    " - E

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 1 500.00
  • "

    Save the river and protect heritage and the environment!

    " - C

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "How can they contemplate destroying the breeding site of the Giant Kingfisher?" - Isabella Hayden

  • Jun 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and thank you." - Jean Sleigh

  • Jun 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for standing up for heritage and this important wetland." - Judy Scott-Goldman

  • Jun 16, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "In support of the of spatial justice " - Katlego

  • Jun 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Protect the river

    " - GM

  • Jun 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Let's hope justice triumph's greed!!" - Justice

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "This development would only make a few rich people richer, while taking away from everybody else." - Marine

  • Jun 14, 2021 - USD $ 72.83
  • "No to Amazon Yes to Heritage" - Allie Dee

  • Jun 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our heritage more important than 30 pieces of Silver" - ERNEST THERON

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We owe this to our children's children" - Zanne

  • Jun 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "There are so many alternative sites for development. Why complicate progress by choosing a valued green area? In this instance the City does not seem to be working for us. " - Eleanor

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "The concrete block, minus green space is a recipe for depression for two suburbs. Hello, Valkenberg." - Wendy Damerell

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Glad to donate what I can to protect this important wetland from greedy developers" - Ann Stewart

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "The city's office spaces have emptied over the last year. There is plenty of space for Amazon without destroying wetlands. " - Vanessa Stephen

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Stop them dead." - J Ragsdale

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "This rock rocks" - Anon

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Decision makers need to learn how to say 'no' to the big guys ... " - End of the tether

  • Jun 10, 2021 - USD $ 14.56
  • "Phambili Liesbeck watercourse! Phansi Amazon, phansi!" - Boudicea

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • ""It always seems impossible until it is done..." - take them on!" - Jonathan Clark

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Stop the development of the River Club site" - Francine

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Support the good fight " - Spencer Williams

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Keep fighting this development" - Janeen

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for fighting for our biodiversity. " - Anz Teagle

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    With thanks for your work

    " - Mea Lashbrooke

  • Jun 09, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Keep up the fight against Amazon and the City of Cape Town. This area is too important, both currently and historically. Keep up the good work" - Rowan

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I hope many people donate to this significant, precedent setting cause on behalf of a healthy environment." - Patrick Dowling

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for defending our environmental heritage!" - J. Kent

  • Jun 08, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck with the court challenge. Hope you are successful" - Penelope Rose

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Which city in the world would allow a develop in a floodplain given climate change uncertainty? Here's my contribution to invest in a future that the next generation will want to live in.." - Kevin Winer

  • Jun 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Walking the talk" - Colleen Hart

  • Jun 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Stop the imposters in their tracks." - J Ragsdale

  • Jun 05, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I dI don't have a hereditary interest but won't support a continuation of blatant colonialism and the lasting effects & denial of genocide/dispossession perpetrated against indigenous people." - Vijay Gajjar

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I fully support the actions against the proposed development on this property" - Mark Abrahams

  • Jun 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Hands off our natural heritage - Amazon GTH

    " - LIz Blumenthal

  • Jun 03, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Hoping you'll have every success in your efforts to stop this obscene development!

    " - Thirza Munro

  • Jun 02, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Let’s preserve this city’s green spaces!" - Gabrielle

  • Jun 02, 2021 - USD $ 36.35
  • "Thank you for taking on Amazon in the High Court. Best wishes." - John Gosling

  • Jun 02, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for taking on Amazon" - Nicola

  • Jun 01, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Save the Urban Park for future generations, plenty of other land available for redevelopment." - Howard Richman

  • Jun 01, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Walk lightly upon the earth

    " - S Joseph

  • May 26, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for taking a stand against Amazon to stop this ill-considered development" - Pam Lloyd

  • May 25, 2021 - USD $ 17.95
  • "May justice prevail" - Anonymous

  • May 25, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "All best wishes " - Marsha

  • May 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for the energy of your conviction to drive this. We are with you! " - Nina

  • May 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "The people have stopped other ill-considered developments in Cape Town, so let's stop this one as well. May God bless all of us." - Robert STEWART

  • May 23, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "May God heal us of our materialism sickness " - Stephany

  • May 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "No to Amazon destroying our wetland!" - Anti rip-off

  • May 19, 2021 - USD $ 57.09
  • "I love this area for walking and biking and hate this whole idea, Lover of Observatory living in Seattle (home of Amazon!)" - Mary E Miller

  • May 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thankyou for your commitment and dedication to this cause." - Gordon OLIVER

  • May 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Another car-centric destination complete with new highways and massive concrete parking lots is a waste of the potential of this central, green public space. Nothing about this is sustainable." - Concerned Cyclist

  • May 18, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "

    Hope this is of some help.

    " - Anonymous

  • May 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Strength, focus, patience and justice will prevail" - Lara

  • May 17, 2021 - R 450.00
  • "Thanks for the effort. " - Gerry

  • May 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Don't stop until the battle is won!" - Therese Barton

  • May 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "We need to keep the fight against this horrendous development going. Thank you for driving this!" - Francois

  • May 17, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "This isn't progress" - Cobus

  • May 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks for taking on the Goliath" - Colleen

  • May 15, 2021 - USD $ 14.15
  • "Dankie vir julle moeite" - Phlip Pretorius

  • May 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "go get them" - Luigi

  • May 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "La lutte continua" - Ben Cousins

  • May 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Save the kingfishers' breeding sites." - Isabella Hayden

  • May 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "We have to protect the aquatic ecosystems and aquifers of the Cape and, more broadly, leave a liveable world for posterity." - Samuel Bailey

  • May 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "In all we do now, the future is already present" - Gabriele

  • May 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Save the Liesbeek River and environs for us all and future generations. Amazon please go ruin somewhere else." - Kyle Bowman

  • May 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Best wishes. " - William Pick

  • May 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I really support this fight and hope with all my heart that we will win!!" - Marijke Alb las

  • May 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    I trust this avaricious destruction can be halted

    " - KRIS MARAIS

  • May 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for leading this charge. Keep Obs Obs." - Tony and Dale

  • May 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We do not consent to the destruction of the Liesbeek River. " - Julie Gagné Kruger

  • May 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the good fight!" - Nkululeko and Ana

  • May 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our Rates are supposed to protect against this. Spent 30 years attending pub. participation and documents only to have to pay to cover our incompetent CCC! We should due them too!" - Edward Tilanus

  • May 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    What an atrocity if this is allowed to happen. I support you 100%

    " - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Thank you to all who are spearheading the opposition to this totally inappropriate development

    " - Gill Lanham

  • May 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "In support of your efforts." - Mark Neville

  • May 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Neoliberalism cannot win. Heritage preservation over profit" - Matthew

  • May 11, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Wetlands are one of the most valuable ecological areas in the world - please let us conserve one of our national treasures." - Thomas King

  • May 10, 2021 - USD $ 35.59
  • "Thank you for taking this Goliath on! Hope the development can be prevented." - Colleen Hinton

  • May 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Donation to a good cause" - Abu Adams

  • May 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    This is a critical fight and we support you from Gauteng where things are not much better.

    " - Graham Dominy

  • May 10, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Let's stand together and stop this ill-considered development" - Pam Lloyd

  • May 10, 2021 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Good luck protecting the land. " - Michele Monks

  • May 09, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Let's protect our wildlife and the few green areas we have left" - Lindsay Crawford

  • May 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Development can happen through the reuse of existing buildings, we should not sacrifice heritage and wetlands for the sake of development" - Anonymous

  • May 07, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "good luck!" - KEITH

  • May 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Is every last remnant of nature to be sacrificed ? - i'm appalled ....wetlands should be sacrosanct with the environmental issues facing South Africa

    " - ingrid weiersbye

  • May 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "please keep our beautiful open spaces away from greedy developers" - edith jansa

  • May 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Let's not bury our heritage and our green lung. Plenty of other places in this city for Amazon." - Mike

  • May 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Let them put their great big office in some part of Cape Town that could do with redevelopment. There are lots of disgracefully under-utilised areas.." - Kevin McShannon.

  • May 07, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Protect our Mother Earth , our home" - Leela

  • May 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep fighting" - Jeannine

  • May 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Keep going. " - Peter Ibbotson

  • May 07, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "The commercial development of this environmentally and culturally sensitive terrain is bad enough, but that the development is at the behest of Amazon makes it so much worse. Stop this pillage!" - Fred Pheiffer

  • May 05, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Conserving the future and legacy of our country " - Khanyisile

  • May 04, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Our heritage more important than 30 pieces of Silver" - ERNEST THERON

  • May 04, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Open spaces, heritage, and wetlands should be protected, for the sake of all of us and the health of our city

    " - Jean Cowen

  • May 02, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Can we save the river and the floodplain? I very much hope so!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "This development should never see the green light! Never on the TRUP site and definitely not in the current economic situation. There are many building that is standing vacant. Fill what we have." - Pieter

  • Apr 28, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "This Liesbeek heritage site must remain as a sacred, culural space for the descendants of the first people and for the rest of us who support their struggle for identity and dignity." - Mary Edwards

  • Apr 28, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Ama-Zone not Amazon! Let our heritage flow and grow freely for all. " - cat

  • Apr 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Fully supporting this action to preserve and protect this significant historical and natural site for everyone to enjoy, now and in future." - Annalisa Contrafatto & Andrea Couvert

  • Apr 27, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Thank you for fighting the plunder of the land." - John Trimbur & Lundy Braun

  • Apr 27, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "For this heritage site to 'welcome' HQ of Amazon Empire? " - Carohn

  • Apr 26, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "I may be prepared to donate more at a later stage" - Carol Cragg

  • Apr 25, 2021 - USD $ 15.00
  • "There are other places that don’t destroy the environment. Go there!" - Nan Warner

  • Apr 24, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Back this important cause against the Developers Alliance, save wetland open space from extreme gentrification. " - treevor

  • Apr 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "The city needs to listen" - Andrew

  • Apr 22, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck with the cases" - Jens Horber

  • Apr 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "This is an example of development subservient to finance. A legal challenge is the last chance to turn it round. " - Rod Gurzynski

  • Apr 21, 2021 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Thank you for standing up!" - Nicola Rizzuto

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Amazon dont pay tax or fair wages and the owner George Bizos is the richest man in the world! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck !" - Lucy

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "This is so wrong, we cannot allow this heritage site turned into offices and shops. Together, we stand; divided, we fall! " - Charmaine

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Elections soon - another reason not to vote for a Mayor and Council thatshows such disregard for heritage (and environmental) issues." - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "All strength to fighting off privatization and especially Amazon and their goals of becoming a river that eats all smaller rivers." - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2021 - R 5 000.00
  • "

    Save our river and wetland from rampant development

    " - Ann Aitchison

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "we are all in this together. " - S E foster

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Support challenging this decision" - Pam

  • Apr 19, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Strength to you" - Carine Zaayman

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "I walk at the River, every evening. It is a source of joy to me. And to many others!" - Barbara Caroline Auret

  • Apr 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Let us fight them, and stop them.

    " - Chris Koch

  • Apr 14, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Give nature a chance!" - Barbara Pfenninger

  • Apr 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Full support for this campaign

    " - Melanie

  • Apr 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    This is a very important initiative. I fully support the efforts of the OCA to stop this madness

    " - Nadine Nannan

  • Apr 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    The "development" (sic) and the municipality's venal support for it are appalling in equal measure.

    " - DB MacLaughlin

  • Apr 14, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "With you all the way. " - Justin Ashley

  • Apr 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Protecting, maintaining and creating access is priority. Too often developers get their way serving the needs of a few. An alternative to this plan and the space is what city needs more of." - Trevor Swart

  • Apr 13, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Prevent greedy developers from destroying our sensitive heritage and environment" - Ragna

  • Apr 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "A thriving city needs green spaces, to protect ecologically sensitive and culturally significant areas - a priority that's more important than short term development and big business's interests" - Anonymous

  • Apr 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "This development is only about the money: Just the scale of it shows there is zero consideration or heritage or the ecological implications. This is not the first controversy involving Anton Bredel" - Cat Palmer

  • Apr 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck in court OCA!" - Lenita and Alison

  • Apr 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Rather develop Main Road " - LouisD

  • Apr 12, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    ***** amazon

    " - Eliza and Zach

  • Mar 29, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    The Liesbeek matters - let's protect it from needless destruction to feed some people's greed.

    " - Wolfgang Preiser

  • Mar 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "I fully support your efforts. Thank you for caring." - Glenda

  • Mar 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "They should develop other areas that need it, not this natural area that should be preserved" - Leire

  • Mar 18, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    NO Against a city based on these concrete foundations

    " - Frank

  • Mar 17, 2021 - USD $ 33.68
  • "This is such an important campaign! " - Mary E Miller

  • Mar 17, 2021 - USD $ 33.68
  • "Supporting the advocacy for the Liesbeek River" - Rima Afifi

  • Mar 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "The scale and location of the development is an environmental threat, and the proportion allocated to affordable and accessible housing is too low." - Roelien Theron

  • Mar 16, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Fully support your efforts

    " - Hilary Dennis

  • Mar 16, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Rands & Rates beats rights & respect (of nature and people), setting the wrong example.

    " - jrc

  • Mar 16, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Thanks for all this critical organizing!

    " - Sophie

  • Mar 16, 2021 - USD $ 33.61
  • "We have only one chance to protect our environment " - Heike

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Keep fighting the good fight! " - Savannah Snow

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Cultural heritage is much more important than yet another business park and profit centre." - Eugene

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "All best wishes " - Marsha

  • Mar 15, 2021 - USD $ 33.42
  • "Good Luck!!" - Debra Jackson

  • Mar 15, 2021 - USD $ 33.42
  • "Fingers crossed this can be stopped once and for all!" - Hannelie Engelbrecht

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Amandla!!!!! " - Tracey Naledi

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Shopping malls and business parks colonising waterways indicate a failed city." - Richard Matzopoulos

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Please keep this great work! So important" - Marlise

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • " I hope this helps an important cause" - Keith

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "This is the real pandemic. " - Mickie

  • Mar 14, 2021 - USD $ 33.42
  • "Solidarity" - Anonymous

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Resist these capitalist neo-colonialists. Let the rivers drain the land clean again" - David

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "this planet needs all the help it can get" - Anonymouse

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "No to this development. Just no. " - Sarah Rice

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Worth it." - Anonymous

  • Mar 14, 2021 - USD $ 133.70
  • "Thank you, Leslie and team, for working to protect this heritage site and the environment" - Colin Soskolne

  • Mar 14, 2021 - USD $ 66.85
  • "Grateful to Dr London for alerting the Leading Causes of Life Initiative " - Gary Gunderson

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Worth fighting for" - Leela

  • Mar 14, 2021 - USD $ 13.37
  • "Keep up the good fight." - Les Boden

  • Mar 14, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "stop the greed of hungry developers. Sad one has to take this situation to court when common sense and love for our planet should prevail." - msJone$

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Where is the displaced floodwater going to go?" - DebbieWall-Smith

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "A small strike for our Earth and profound history and against mammon." - Sue Clark

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Strength to your good fight . We are with you " - Jeannine

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for your efforts - we support you." - The Habbertons

  • Mar 13, 2021 - USD $ 16.71
  • "Let our voice be heard!" - Robert Steiner

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "With you. " - Peter Ibbotson

  • Mar 13, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "CCT needs to serve its people and not big developers with money" - Marion

  • Mar 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Make the Liesbeek Matter! Stop the profiteering developers from destroying our heritage and wetlands" - Pro Social Justice!!

  • Mar 11, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Its time to tackle environmental injustice and heritage perfidy" - Leslie and Phyllis

  • Mar 09, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Supporting choices for my community!" - Kari Cousins

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The Observatory Civic Association represents the Observatory community in discussions and communications with the municipality and other governmental organizations. We are a non-political organization, with the aim of looking after the particular interests of our community.