Articles by Steve Kretzmann

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Cape Town’s battle for spatial justice

There is a disconnect between what the City says and what it does when it comes to housing, development, and urban planning.

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 October 2019
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Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centre

Land under unfinished freeway to be returned to City

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 October 2019
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City lawyers tell activist organisation to stop helping 80-year-old man facing eviction

Eviction of Kenneth Blaine escalates ideological battle between local government and Reclaim the City

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 October 2019
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Cape Town’s rivers are open streams of sewage, yet the City is not spending its budget

Water in the Black River is as dirty as untreated sewage

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 September 2019
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Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town

“We may need to retreat and allow nature to provide a barrier to the ocean” says Mayco Member

By Steve Kretzmann - 30 August 2019
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Coastal Bylaw intends to push back Beachfront property spread

But draft criticised for draconian measures such as outlawing foul language

By Steve Kretzmann - 19 August 2019
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Artists accuse by-law of stifling cultural life in Cape Town

“Only those with significant financial resources are able to comply fairly easily with the bylaw process”

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 July 2019
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Pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals found in fish caught off Cape Town’s coast

City’s waste is ending up in its fish

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 June 2019
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Heritage body pushes Woodstock developers back

Plans for luxury apartment block put on hold

By Steve Kretzmann - 18 June 2019
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Public Protector lets PRASA off the hook

But Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommends Hawks investigate destruction of records

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 June 2019
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Threat of new strike at Robertson Winery

Wage talks leave workers unsatisfied

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 May 2019
Praymore Mwarumba was staying Ngangu in Chumanimani when Cyclone Idai hit.  When the first light arrived Mwarumba immediately started helping.

The everyday heroes of Cyclone Idai

Zimbabwe’s people helped as best they could

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 April 2019
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Cyclone Idai: Zimbabweans rally to help each other

Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 17 April 2019
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IN PHOTOS: Zimbabweans struggle to recover from Cyclone Idai

Crops have been destroyed. And where houses once stood there are now rocks

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 15 April 2019
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Did De Lille stall while Bo Kaap developers scored?

Four controversial developments approved while heritage protection plan delayed

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2019
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How dirty is the Cape Flats groundwater?

Water in the Cape Flats Aquifer is polluted by cemeteries, waste water treatment works, landfill sites and informal settlements

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2019