‘Amazon | Everyone

Everyone would love to have Amazon in their backyard – CT mayor Dan Plato

Earlier in the year, it was reported that Amazon would be setting up shop in the Mother City. Serving as their African headquarters, the Seattle-based multinational would be based at a proposed development at the River Club, Observatory. The redevelopment of the land will create much-needed work in Cape Town, with over 5,000 direct jobs…

‘Amazon | Hampering

Hampering Amazon HQ in Cape Town will come at severe cost, says city’s mayor

In April this year, MyBroadband reported that Seattle-based multinational Amazon would be setting up its African headquarters in Cape Town. A proposed development at the River Club (situated in the city’s Southern Suburbs) would be built on 15 hectares of land and have numerous benefits for both the city and country. Aside from the jobs…

‘Amazon | Jassy

New Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and his South African connection

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos handed over the reins to Andy Jassy, former CEO of Amazon Web Services, the group’s most profitable business unit. Highly respected, Jassy is said to be the brains behind Amazon Web Services and has worked side-by-side with Bezos for decades. Jassy has an interesting relationship with South Africa, with Cape Town…

‘Amazon | Investment

‘Amazon investment is of huge strategic importance to the Western Cape’ – WC Provincial Minister David Maynier

In April, multinational tech and retail giant Amazon announced that it would locate its South African headquarters in the new R4bn Cape Town development, named River Club. The creation of thousands of jobs was amongst the many benefits to flow from the development. However, the development – owned by the Liesbeek Leisure Property Trust (LLPT)…