Articles by Steve Kretzmann

City of Cape Town falling short of directive to clean up Milnerton Lagoon

Green Scorpions finds City is not compliant with all its instructions

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News | 14 December 2021

River Club was not on Amazon’s short list - court papers

Doubt cast on argument that blocking the R4.5 billion development would cost thousands of jobs

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News | 2 December 2021

Media executive linked to River Club developer

CEO of Cape Town media company has boardroom connections to developer’s interests

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News | 30 November 2021

Cape Town’s polluted vleis costing jobs

Sewage spills are damaging local businesses and international tourism

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News | 29 October 2021

Elections 2021: Mogale City in the dumps

High unemployment, crumbling public facilities and failing infrastructure are commonplace in Krugersdorp

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News | 28 October 2021

Elections 2021: This municipality is an exception in Gauteng

Midvaal gets clean audit, but some families still live in grim conditions

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Feature | 21 October 2021

Is this the worst-run municipality in South Africa?

Vereeniging is a disaster. But will voters punish the ANC?

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Feature | 13 October 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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Feature | 17 September 2021

MyCiTi N2 route to open again early next year, promises new Cape Town transport chief

Mayco member for transport Roberto Quintas wants commuters to be “spoilt for choice”

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News | 1 September 2021

Cape Town has reached Transport Day Zero. This is why

Lack of political leadership at all tiers of government and a failure to implement transport planning policy are to blame

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Analysis | 29 July 2021

Elections 2021: Witzenberg a ‘model municipality’ tarnished by poor waste management and unemployment

Budget choices in Ceres favouring the administrative centre over neighbouring towns littered with potholes and sewage

Text and Photos by Steve Kretzmann

News | 30 June 2021

Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

R205 million in irregular expenditure in 2020, R201 million in 2019, R198 million in 2018

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News | 10 June 2021

City of Cape Town to evict dozens of Observatory residents

The Willow Arts Collective had been hoping to lease land from the City

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News | 4 June 2021

Kannaland councillor sentenced for fraud, but keeps his position

ICOSA says Werner Meshoa would only have to step down if he received a prison sentence of more than a year

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News | 1 June 2021

UCT comes to defence of professor accused of racism

Battle over the future of the River Club has become extremely nasty

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News | 1 June 2021

Elections 2021: Despite scandals and huge wastage, the ANC council looks secure in Hantam

This Northern Cape ward covers a massive amount of territory and only has 22,000 people, but it exemplifies the local government problems across the country

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Feature | 26 May 2021