Articles by Steve Kretzmann

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

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29 April 2020

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

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18 April 2020

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

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17 April 2020

Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testing

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

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26 March 2020

Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

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

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23 March 2020

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

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10 March 2020

Tragic landfill conflict fouls Cape Town’s air

Security guard murdered, dumpsite set on fire

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27 February 2020

Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC

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20 February 2020

Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

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

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19 February 2020

Support for property developer angers Khoi leadership

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

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7 February 2020

Are our matric results really improving?

A close look at the statistics raises troubling questions

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22 January 2020

Polluted Milnerton lagoon “particularly disgusting”

City pollutes its own nature reserve

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17 December 2019

Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town

A review of the bylaws is to be heard in February

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12 December 2019

Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation

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12 December 2019

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

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27 November 2019

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.

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31 October 2019