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Sacred Rivers

August 26, 2021
An aerial view of the Black River with the M5 highway running alongside it.

The Liesbeek and Black Rivers are culturally and spiritually significant, holding the “memory of when our ancestors defeated the Portuguese in 1510, and prevented our country from being a Portuguese slave route … We do not accept nor have we consented to the infill of the river. We do not artificially redirect sacred rivers … We do not consent to their destruction.” – Tauriq Jenkins, of the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council (GKKITC)

Liesbeek River below Hartleyvale

From → Mzansi

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