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S. African Court Suspends Building at New Amazon Africa Site

People protesting against the Amazon building on a particular site, in Cape Town, on June 16, 2021. 

People protesting against the Amazon building on a particular site, in Cape Town, on June 16, 2021. 

Photographer: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

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South Africa’s High Court has temporarily halted construction of Amazon.com Inc.’s planned new Africa headquarters in Cape Town and ordered the company to consult with indigenous people who say the site is sacred land.