Standing Our Ground - A Story Of A Significant Battle
Diana Morat from Eldos FM interviews Tauriq Jenkins on the saga of Amazon.com who wants to set up shop in Cape Town, South Africa. The piece of land that has been identified by Amazon has become a bone of contention. First Nations have a strong claim to this land because in 1510 it was the site of the first battle between the Khoi and European colonizers - in this instance the Portuguese Viceroy of India, Francisco d'Almeida. This is sacred land. The issues are of human rights, of heritage, of water and flora and fauna, of recreation and refreshment, of air and stars. The Goringhaicona Khoi-Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council and The Observatory Civic Association (OCA) have served notice on the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust, the City of Cape Town, and the Western Cape government departments that have approved this development. We hear all about this issue from Eldos FM, a community radio based in South Africa.