The River Club Story
Emotions have been running high for some time now. The pitching of a “colonisation” narrative found traction across the news landscape. This has been ampliﬁed to the point where rational arguments are gutted in the ﬁres of an increasingly frenzied rhetoric.
Here’s a sober view, a considered observation:The global business community recognises that First Nations communities worldwide have continuously been marginalised in economic participation due to an unequal relationship with the state, business and society.
Most premium Brands are moving swiftly to address these unequal relationships head-on, in partnerships founded on mutual respect, trust, hope, strategic thinking, collaboration and co-operation. A new way of conducting business. A situational leadership style that allows growth and diversity.
Here in South Africa, Business understands, existentially, that it ignores these modern realities at their peril. Cultural perspectives, concepts of traditional knowledge and sustainability are the new foundations of The Experience Economy.
By definition, Heritage is the preservation of the past, and nothing is preserved by isolating it within its own community, or factions therein. It should be celebrated, shared and communicated.
However, the question of whether economic development will help or hinder Heritage Preservation rests on how it is conducted, and that is the responsibility of both sides.
Because Heritage Preservation needs work.
EXPOSED! ATTEMPTED CAPTURE OF THE KHOI NATION.
The REAL facts behind the
spurious attempt by Tauriq Jenkins
and Leslie London to shut down
the River Club development.
“Tourism is too important a resource to be left to the tourism professionals. Tourism needs to be part of a community mobilisation strategy that can reinvent the role of heritage so that it serves the needs of everyone.”
Heritage Preservation needs Work! Across the world, the interpretation of Heritage, tangible or intangible, has contrasting narratives attached to it, grounded in differing historical perspectives. JOBSERVATORY Heritage Preservation
Is this the vision OCA (Observatory Civic Association) has for the future of the River Club land? Surely they must know, as they rally your current neighbours
If you’ve been following the narrative issued by OCA, and by Tauriq Jenkins and Leslie London specifically, your BS Meter should now be peaking way into the
You couldn’t make this stuff up; but they did! A story built on lies, deception and promises impossible to keep.Attempts to shut down the River Club development by
A few individuals, delinquently posturing as representative of the views and opinions of all Observatory residents and home owners, have created a blindingly deceptive narrative, backed by
Leslie London is a man who had a calling. After all, the impressive letters after his name aren’t bestowed on anyone with a passing fancy for something:
The frontman of OCA (Observatory Civic Association) and self-annointed spokesman for the Cape First Nations people.This is the name, the voice and the face behind the move
The Seventh Generation Principle is an Indigenous Concept: “Think of the 7th generation coming after you in your words, work and actions, and to remember the seventh
We live in a age where “alternative facts” have become an acceptable part of our lexicon. The media has become so saturated with opinions and conspiracies dressed
The truth is, every interpretation of heritage, tangible or intangible, has contrasting narratives attached to it, grounded in differing historical perspectives and fixed to specific communities, or
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