Articles by Steve Kretzmann

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Port Elizabeth’s ward 26: an ANC divided

While the ruling party is unlikely to lose this ward on Wednesday, it showcases its problems in the city

By Steve Kretzmann - 30 July 2016
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A look at Port Elizabeth’s most closely contested ward

Ward 38's community lives on the edge of a wasteland

By Steve Kretzmann - 25 July 2016
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Ward 74: Beautiful valley with an ugly problem

A shortage of housing remains the hot-button issue in Hout Bay

By Steve Kretzmann - 18 July 2016
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DA vs ANC vs gangs in Manenberg

Severe challenges for one of Cape Town's most closely contested wards

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 June 2016
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Voters fed up with councillor in Cape Town’s vegetable garden

Urban pressure on Philippi can affect food prices across city

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 March 2016
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Ward 69: Fragmented by apartheid era planning

This area will be closely contested in the Municipal elections

By Steve Kretzmann - 1 February 2016
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‘City lied about land’ claim Masiphumelele leaders

Many people without land are still living in the community hall following last year’s fire

By Steve Kretzmann - 21 January 2016

Philippi ward beset by internal politics

There is a political battle underway in Philippi's Ward 33. The fight is not between opposing political parties, however, but within the ANC itself, with former ward councillor Monwabisi Mbaliswano in one corner and the present incumbent, Nico Mzalisi, in the other.

By Steve Kretzmann - 14 January 2016

Bellville South is bursting at the seams

Mercia Kleinsmith has been the councillor of Ward 9, or Bellville South, since 2009. She won a by-election following the death of her husband Glen, the day after the DA won the province in April that year. Glen had been hailed in the press as the city’s “leading drugbuster”.

Steve Kretzmann - 9 December 2015

Can Dunoon overcome its housing problems?

In a dimly-lit room, about 50 people wait to have proof-of-residence documents authorised by Dunoon ward councillor Lubabalo Makeleni.

Steve Kretzmann - 27 November 2015