Articles for Steve Kretzmann

Cape Town ordered to hold public hearings on sewage being pumped into the sea

Environment minister criticises City’s previous lack of engagement


News | 21 September 2023

Lawyer in Amazon controversy caught in qualification lie

Timothy Dunn, an attorney in the River Club dispute, does not have the master’s degree he claims to have


News | 29 August 2023

Axed PRASA board chair goes to court to get his job back

Leonard Ramatlakane argues that if he did anything wrong it was minor and unintentional


News | 22 August 2023

Mayor threatens President with formal dispute process over rail services

PRASA has snubbed City of Cape Town’s attempts to take over management of Metrorail


News | 15 August 2023

PRASA blocks corruption-buster from returning to work

Martha Ngoye still suspended pending Labour Court appeal


News | 25 July 2023

Scientists sound alarm on failing water systems

All four towns that have recorded cholera deaths this year have failing drinking water supply and failing sewage treatment plants


News | 22 June 2023

Report sheds light on Mozambique’s troubled Cabo Delgado

Activities of United States cashew nut company singled out


News | 6 June 2023

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