Articles for Steve Kretzmann

Is this the worst-run municipality in South Africa?

Vereeniging is a disaster. But will voters punish the ANC?

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Feature | 13 October 2021

Elections 2021: Plettenberg Bay has had no functioning council for months

For how long the Bitou municipality can function with a hung council remains to be seen

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Feature | 17 September 2021

MyCiTi N2 route to open again early next year, promises new Cape Town transport chief

Mayco member for transport Roberto Quintas wants commuters to be “spoilt for choice”

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News | 1 September 2021

Cape Town has reached Transport Day Zero. This is why

Lack of political leadership at all tiers of government and a failure to implement transport planning policy are to blame

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Analysis | 29 July 2021

Elections 2021: Witzenberg a ‘model municipality’ tarnished by poor waste management and unemployment

Budget choices in Ceres favouring the administrative centre over neighbouring towns littered with potholes and sewage

Text and Photos by Steve Kretzmann

News | 30 June 2021

Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

R205 million in irregular expenditure in 2020, R201 million in 2019, R198 million in 2018

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News | 10 June 2021

City of Cape Town to evict dozens of Observatory residents

The Willow Arts Collective had been hoping to lease land from the City

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News | 4 June 2021

Kannaland councillor sentenced for fraud, but keeps his position

ICOSA says Werner Meshoa would only have to step down if he received a prison sentence of more than a year

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News | 1 June 2021

UCT comes to defence of professor accused of racism

Battle over the future of the River Club has become extremely nasty

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News | 1 June 2021

Elections 2021: Despite scandals and huge wastage, the ANC council looks secure in Hantam

This Northern Cape ward covers a massive amount of territory and only has 22,000 people, but it exemplifies the local government problems across the country

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Feature | 26 May 2021

Report shows dangerous levels of pollution in Cape Town’s rivers, vleis and estuaries

Quality of water bodies has declined over 40 years

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Science | 9 April 2021

Eastern Cape’s health workers have been betrayed by Covid-19 corruption

Part two of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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Feature | 11 March 2021

Grimy, broken-down, neglected: can this be the Eastern Cape’s flagship hospital?

Part one of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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Feature | 10 March 2021

The court battle for Kannaland

Councillors try to wrest municipality from control of provincial government

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Law | 22 February 2021

Bankrupt municipality’s R735-million electricity plan

“Energy vault” will pay for itself, says bidding company

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Feature | 19 February 2021

Little Karoo municipality is falling apart

Kannaland has a history of strange politics

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Feature | 18 February 2021