Articles for Steve Kretzmann

Deadly cholera outbreak was just a matter of time

Drinking water has been dirty for at least three years, the Department of Water and Sanitation’s own tests show

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News | 24 May 2023

Post Office has failed to pay into employees’ retirement fund for three years

Workers’ contributions have been deducted from their salaries but not paid into fund


News | 18 May 2023

In these North West towns there’s no escape from sewage, not even after death

Municipalities’ water and sanitation failure violates Constitution, SAHRC finds


News | 8 May 2023

People occupying Observatory site reject City of Cape Town’s housing offers

They argue that the sites in Philippi, Mfuleni and the Culemborg Safe Space are not reasonable housing options


News | 14 April 2023

Cape Town’s water crisis worsened by the rich, study finds

Wealthy households use more than half the city’s water, say authors of article published in leading scientific journal


Science | 12 April 2023

Calls mount for unused military and state land to be released for housing

Housing Development Agency slammed for inaction


News | 31 March 2023

Cape Town’s notorious unfinished freeway finally gives way to Foreshore development

After 40 years the provincial government has relinquished a road reserve it kept for the freeway that was never built


News | 9 March 2023

Climate change almost doubles the risk of wildfires in Cape Town, study shows

Fire Weather Index prior to 2021 UCT fire was highest ever recorded during autumn in Cape Town.


News | 6 March 2023

Plans to stop raw sewage being pumped into the sea off Cape Town

The City is considering treating sewage before releasing it through marine outfalls. But even then, “forever” chemicals will not be broken down


News | 21 February 2023

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Several beaches were closed over the holidays, but test results show that water quality at some other beaches is even worse


News | 2 February 2023

Major development planned for Cape Town’s derelict Strandfontein Pavilion

About 1,200 residential units, including subsidised housing, as well as retail and recreational facilities are proposed


News | 31 January 2023

Sewage on the seashore: Here’s what’s causing Cape Town’s beach closures

Loadshedding at pump stations blamed for most closures


News | 13 January 2023

Is Cape Town’s mayor winning the war on sewage?

Cape Town still has a sewage pollution crisis, but the mayor is “on the right track”, says expert


News | 1 December 2022

Municipalities are failing to provide clean water. Citizens are stepping in to fix the problem

Municipalities will only clean up their act if officials are sentenced to prison, says lawyer


Feature | 1 November 2022

City of Cape Town’s new transport plan ditches big legacy projects

Plan to lower the cost of public transport and the time spent commuting


News | 26 October 2022

Bitter battle over who represents Khoi tribe in Amazon development

Goringhaicona Khoi leader called a fraud and a bully


News | 13 October 2022