It’s never easy to root for Goliath over David, but the legal battle between the builders of a R4.6bn mixed-use property development, which has global tech giant Amazon as its main tenant, and a group of Cape Town residents is a rare exception.   

Besides offices and big investment, the development will open up a playground of the elite by turning part of a private golf course into a public park and will rehabilitate rivers that resemble polluted storm water drains. It’s also supposed to create affordable housing in a central area close to schools and job opportunities in a city where low-cost housing is relegated to fringes...

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