The Liesbeek Action Campaign says it’s taking legal advice after the courts ruled that construction of the River Club development can resume.
That site will house Amazon’s African headquarters.
A full bench of the Western Cape High Court overturned the interdict that halted operations there.
The three judges said the applicants failed to establish a prima facie right that anyone’s heritage is at risk of suffering harm.
And they ordered the Observatory Civic Association to pay the legal costs.
Its chairperson, Professor Leslie London, says they might challenge that part of the ruling.
“When we have consulted we will say what our course is. An appeal is one route, essentially it wouldn’t be to appeal the appeal, but it would appeal the cost order”.
The ruling was also a blow to Tauriq Jenkins who claimed to be the high commissioner for the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council.
During the hearings, the council sought an order to declare that he doesn’t represent it.
That was granted, with the court ruling that Jenkins acted fraudulently.
But London, feels the court didn’t properly hear Jenkins’s side.
“He had a lot of evidence, and what he had said during the interdict hearing was correct. But he couldn’t present that evidence because his affidavit was submitted too late, and he was not represented in court by any lawyers. He was at the greatest disadvantage. So the way the judges considered the appeal wasn’t based on the full picture, because that information was not available to them”.