Articles for Steve Kretzmann

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


News | 10 March 2020

Tragic landfill conflict fouls Cape Town’s air

Security guard murdered, dumpsite set on fire


News | 27 February 2020

Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC


News | 20 February 2020

Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

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


News | 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


Feature | 7 February 2020

Are our matric results really improving?

A close look at the statistics raises troubling questions

By and

Analysis | 22 January 2020

Polluted Milnerton lagoon “particularly disgusting”

City pollutes its own nature reserve


News | 17 December 2019

Homeless people win court victory against City of Cape Town

A review of the bylaws is to be heard in February


Brief | 12 December 2019

Reprieve for farm families facing second eviction

But municipalities wash their hands of responsibility for providing alternative accommodation


News | 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


Analysis | 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.


Analysis | 31 October 2019

Land to be freed up in Cape Town city centre

Land under unfinished freeway to be returned to City


Brief | 31 October 2019

City lawyers tell activist organisation to stop helping 80-year-old man facing eviction

Eviction of Kenneth Blaine escalates ideological battle between local government and Reclaim the City


Feature | 7 October 2019

Cape Town’s rivers are open streams of sewage, yet the City is not spending its budget

Water in the Black River is as dirty as untreated sewage


Feature | 26 September 2019

Rising sea levels already causing problems for Cape Town

“We may need to retreat and allow nature to provide a barrier to the ocean” says Mayco Member


News | 30 August 2019

Coastal Bylaw intends to push back Beachfront property spread

But draft criticised for draconian measures such as outlawing foul language


News | 19 August 2019