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


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


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


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”


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


10 March 2020

Tragic landfill conflict fouls Cape Town’s air

Security guard murdered, dumpsite set on fire


27 February 2020

Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC


20 February 2020

Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

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


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


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


17 December 2019

Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town

A review of the bylaws is to be heard in February


12 December 2019

Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation


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


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.


31 October 2019