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Tauriq Jenkins, high commissioner of the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council, addresses at the Western Cape High Court on 27 July 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)
Tauriq Jenkins, high commissioner of the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council, addresses at the Western Cape High Court on 27 July 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images/Brenton Geach)

Construction of the sprawling mixed-use complex that will ultimately house Amazon's Africa headquarters in Cape Town will probably continue as an urgent contempt of court application against the developers was postponed on Wednesday. 

And, in a twist, there appears to be a dispute over who the true representatives are of the Ghoringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council (GKKITC) which secured the interdict to prohibit construction in the first place.

Judge Chantal Fortuin, who is on duty to hear urgent cases in the Western Cape High Court this week, said she needed more time to read more than 500 pages submitted to her in the contempt application before she could hear argument.

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