Articles by Steve Kretzmann

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Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testing

The City says research in its nature reserves is allowed but only with permission

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2020
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Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

But labour lawyer has his doubts and the Fund is “inundated with enquiries from businesses”

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 March 2020
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PRASA official ‘declines’ to go on air with #UniteBehind

Demand that #UniteBehind not be allowed to participate on the same programme is a direct form of censorship, says organisation

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 March 2020
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Tragic landfill conflict fouls Cape Town’s air

Security guard murdered, dumpsite set on fire

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 February 2020
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Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 February 2020
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Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

The area along the Liesbeek is recognised as a sacred space, says HWC

By Steve Kretzmann - 19 February 2020
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Support for property developer angers Khoi leadership

A statement claiming First Nations support for River Club development is rejected by tribal authorities

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 February 2020
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Are our matric results really improving?

A close look at the statistics raises troubling questions

By Kirsten Pearson and Steve Kretzmann - 22 January 2020
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Polluted Milnerton lagoon “particularly disgusting”

City pollutes its own nature reserve

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 December 2019
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Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town

A review of the bylaws is to be heard in February

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

By Steve Kretzmann - 12 December 2019
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Fierce battle over future of landmark Cape Town site

Developers and government manoeuvre to realise ten-storey buildings at River Club, while Khoi organisations fight for land they say is sacred

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 November 2019
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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