Articles for Steve Kretzmann

Strandfontein development could make critically endangered butterfly extinct

The only colony of one of the world’s most endangered butterflies is within sight of a large, multi-storey development


News | 24 May 2024

Sewage pollutes KwaZulu-Natal’s popular south coast lagoons

None of the 19 sewage treatment plants managed by the Ugu District Municipality are properly treating sewage released into rivers and lagoons


News | 15 May 2024

Transport minister says Central Line will now be fully operational in May

Minister celebrates recovery of rail corridors with train trip from Fish Hoek to Cape Town station


News | 23 April 2024

Trains are running again on Metrorail’s Southern Line but the embankment needs attention

The Transport Minister is due to catch a train from Fish Hoek to Cape Town on Tuesday

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News | 22 April 2024

Corruption accused Edwin Sodi’s company still not blacklisted by Treasury

City of Tshwane asked for Blackhead Consulting to be put on the list of restricted suppliers more than two months ago


News | 19 April 2024

Suspected Fish Hoek arsonist released

Insufficient evidence against man accused of starting devastating fire that destroyed four houses


Brief | 11 April 2024

Former street kid steps onto the global surfing stage

Capetonian Paul Sampson has battled seemingly insurmountable odds to compete with the best in the world


News | 11 April 2024

28-year-old arrested after devastating Fish Hoek fire

Man found in vicinity of fire to be charged with arson, say police


News | 8 April 2024

Tourists return to KZN south coast, but water problems persist

After a decade of water cuts, wealthier areas have insulated themselves, but poorer areas remain at the mercy of a failing system.


News | 2 April 2024

Putin the “Hitler of the 21st Century” says former Ukrainian president

Viktor Yushchenko, who survived poisoning by Russian backed opponents, spoke in Cape Town on the eve of the Easter long weekend


Brief | 29 March 2024

NPA to seize property belonging to PRASA fraudster

Former engineering head Daniel Mtimkulu had his salary more than doubled after fraudulently claiming a doctorate and a job offer from a German firm


News | 20 March 2024

Why a farmer is riding from Zimbabwe to Windhoek on a horse

Ben Freeth will petition for the reinstatement of the SADC Tribunal


Law | 11 March 2024

Justice in limbo for another year as massive rail theft case stalls

A High Court review in the criminal case involving a former PRASA acting CEO accused of stealing 42km of railway line in the Eastern Cape, has yet to be set down for hearing a year after it was filed


News | 23 February 2024

President gives go-ahead to dig into corruption at PRASA

But it’s four years late, says activist


News | 19 February 2024

Failing sewage plants continue to pollute False Bay

Most of Cape Town’s sewage treatment works are failing, including the city’s largest one which releases effluent straight into the sea


News | 16 February 2024

Cape Town’s ocean-bound sewage options unveiled

City to deal with the 32-million litres of raw sewage it pumps out to sea every day


News | 9 February 2024