Ruwaad Holdings, a property developer owned by the Dubai 9 Group, is planning to push ahead with its plans to build a huge entertainment centre and mini-city in South Africa, despite pressure from a local tribal chief and some 3,000 Zulu farmers who do not want to be relocated.

'We are still involved with the project,' said Hayan Merchant, the group chief executive of Ruwaad. 'It is up to the government to complete its social interaction with the community.

'Together, we are jointly establishing a way forward in the interest of all parties.'

The National