Articles by Steve Kretzmann

Municipal tribunal gives go-ahead to mega-development at Two Rivers Urban Park

Developer says Amazon will be anchor tenant

By Steve Kretzmann - 22 September 2020

City appeals against provincial authorisation of R4 billion River Club development

Environment department cites several concerns, particularly the risk of flooding

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 September 2020

R4 billion River Club development clears major obstacle

Environmental Authorisation given despite outstanding heritage matters and civil society opposition

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 August 2020

City withdraws advert to lease golf club for less than R1k per month

Controversy mounts over Cape Town’s low leases for leisure activity properties amid housing shortage

By Steve Kretzmann and Peter Luhanga - 24 August 2020

Claims of liquidation scams emerge in Cape Town defamation case

Noseweek editor sued by top lawyer

By Steve Kretzmann - 4 August 2020

Herbicides accumulate in Camps Bay sea life

Scientists blame sewage pipe but city councillor says the paper is flawed

By Steve Kretzmann - 3 August 2020

Women in danger let down by courts

High Court takes five days to issue a protection order against domestic violence

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 June 2020

No high school places for thousands of Grade 7s in 2021

Online schooling proposed as a solution for education

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 June 2020

Covid-19: Only 488 of over 5,000 artists who applied for relief were paid

Thousands of people in the creative arts don’t expect venues to reopen until 2021

By Steve Kretzmann - 29 May 2020
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Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph - 8 May 2020
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Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town’s coast

Popular beaches are among 31 polluted sites, long-awaited water quality report shows

By Steve Kretzmann - 29 April 2020
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Tribunal slams province and City over River Club developments

Government accused of political posturing in support of a private developer rather than working with Heritage Western Cape

By Steve Kretzmann - 18 April 2020
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Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Brenton Geach. - 17 April 2020
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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