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Amazon construction stopped in South Africa
A plan to build an African headquarters for the tech giant Amazon in Cape Town is in peril after a judge ordered construction to stop, arguing that the developers had not properly consulted Indigenous South Africans. The $300 million development fuelled a nasty feud within Indigenous, or First Nations, communities over whether building on what many consider sacred land would desecrate their history and culture, or uplift it, since the developer had promised to include an Indigenous heritage centre. As the controversy has unfolded over the past couple of years, Amazon has remained quiet.
headquarters central office of a company / to argue to assert, claim / developer company that builds properties / properly correctly, appropriately / to fuel to incite / nasty acrimonious, hostile, very unpleasant / feud quarrel, conflict / to desecrate to vandalise, here, to treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect / to uplift to make rich / to unfold to develop, evolve / quiet silent.