Articles by Steve Kretzmann

Photos of an informal settlement and a bowling green

Radical new housing deal proposed to break apartheid barriers

City of Cape Town could use its golf courses and bowling greens for low cost housing, says report

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 March 2019
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Cape Town’s iconic murals

The city has beautiful public art depicting the life and ideals of its residents

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 14 March 2019
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Wastewater audit missing as countrywide water shortage looms

After reports were sent to cabinet, water test results have not been released for five years

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 February 2019
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Dead-end for MyCiTi strikers

EFF attempt to get City of Cape Town to insource workers fails

By Steve Kretzmann - 13 February 2019
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Nasty chemicals are accumulating on Cape Town’s coasts

Drugs, flushed through the sewage system, are ending up in sea-life.

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 February 2019
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City fails to publish water quality tests for two years

Public cannot assess effects of sewage disposal in sea

By Steve Kretzmann - 11 February 2019
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Why are the lights off at PRASA?

Claims, counter claims and racketeering allegations in PRASA fencing contract

By Steve Kretzmann - 13 December 2018
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PRASA spent millions on automated gates that don’t work

Lucky Montana used the 2010 World Cup to justify a closed tender for the gates, but work on them only began months after the event finished, according to the Public Protector

By Steve Kretzmann - 5 December 2018
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Solar water heater programme goes cold

Atlantis factory faces closure and the loss of 85 jobs

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 June 2018
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Squabble over money for Masiphumelele land

Ward councillor accuses community leaders of charging residents to get a plot

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2018
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Security guards queue for days to renew certificates

Psira’s new registration procedure causes workers to lose money and sleep outside

By Steve Kretzmann - 14 March 2018
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Proposed Foreshore development compared to apartheid

Suspended City official slammed affordable housing plan

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 February 2018
Graphic of planned foreshore development

Foreshore development was one of the reasons for De Lille fallout

Plans pushed through by senior official, claims mayor’s executive director

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 February 2018
Graphic of planned foreshore development

Foreshore development violates Cape Town’s transport policy, say experts

A losing bid contained many more affordable homes, according to UCT professor

By Steve Kretzmann - 22 February 2018
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Train safety: auditors recommend criminal investigations at PRASA

Forensic probe reveals millions of rands in irregular security contracts

By Steve Kretzmann - 6 December 2017
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Treasury covering up grand-scale corruption at PRASA

Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and former CEO Lucky Montana implicated over and over again

By Steve Kretzmann and GroundUp Staff - 29 November 2017