Articles by Steve Kretzmann

The court battle for Kannaland

Councillors try to wrest municipality from control of provincial government

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22 February 2021

Bankrupt municipality’s R735-million electricity plan

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

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19 February 2021

Little Karoo municipality is falling apart

Kannaland has a history of strange politics

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18 February 2021

Woodstock facilities falling into ruin

Resident says the park and town hall have been deteriorating for years

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18 December 2020

Green Scorpions order City of Cape Town to sort out pollution in the Milnerton Lagoon

Refinery which usually uses effluent from the Potsdam treatment plant switched to drinking water because the effluent is too dirty

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4 November 2020

Province goes to court over River Club ruling

The Public Works department wants the Heritage Tribunal’s findings overturned

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29 October 2020

Municipal tribunal gives go-ahead to mega-development at Two Rivers Urban Park

Developer says Amazon will be anchor tenant

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22 September 2020

City appeals against provincial authorisation of R4 billion River Club development

Environment department cites several concerns, particularly the risk of flooding

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17 September 2020

R4 billion River Club development clears major obstacle

Environmental Authorisation given despite outstanding heritage matters and civil society opposition

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27 August 2020

City withdraws advert to lease golf club for less than R1k per month

Controversy mounts over Cape Town’s low leases for leisure activity properties amid housing shortage

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24 August 2020

Herbicides accumulate in Camps Bay sea life

Scientists blame sewage pipe but city councillor says the paper is flawed

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3 August 2020

Women in danger let down by courts

High Court takes five days to issue a protection order against domestic violence

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26 June 2020

No high school places for thousands of Grade 7s in 2021

Online schooling proposed as a solution for education

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25 June 2020

Covid-19: Only 488 of over 5,000 artists who applied for relief were paid

Thousands of people in the creative arts don’t expect venues to reopen until 2021

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29 May 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it

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8 May 2020