Articles by Steve Kretzmann

Women in danger let down by courts

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

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 June 2020

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

Online schooling proposed as a solution for education

By Steve Kretzmann - 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

By Steve Kretzmann - 29 May 2020
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Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

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

By Steve Kretzmann and Raymond Joseph - 8 May 2020
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Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town’s coast

Popular beaches are among 31 polluted sites, long-awaited water quality report shows

By Steve Kretzmann - 29 April 2020
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Tribunal slams province and City over River Club developments

Government accused of political posturing in support of a private developer rather than working with Heritage Western Cape

By Steve Kretzmann - 18 April 2020
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Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats

Civil society network feeding more than 1,300 children in Lavender Hill and surrounds

Text by Steve Kretzmann. Photos by Brenton Geach. - 17 April 2020
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Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testing

The City says research in its nature reserves is allowed but only with permission

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 March 2020
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Covid-19: New UIF provisions may help workers

But labour lawyer has his doubts and the Fund is “inundated with enquiries from businesses”

By Steve Kretzmann - 23 March 2020
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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

By Steve Kretzmann - 10 March 2020
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Tragic landfill conflict fouls Cape Town’s air

Security guard murdered, dumpsite set on fire

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 February 2020
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Province raps City’s knuckles over state of rivers

Water quality results “disturbing” says MEC

By Steve Kretzmann - 20 February 2020
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Heritage Western Cape slams River Club development plan

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

By Steve Kretzmann - 19 February 2020
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Support for property developer angers Khoi leadership

A statement claiming First Nations support for River Club development is rejected by tribal authorities

By Steve Kretzmann - 7 February 2020
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Are our matric results really improving?

A close look at the statistics raises troubling questions

By Kirsten Pearson and Steve Kretzmann - 22 January 2020
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Polluted Milnerton lagoon “particularly disgusting”

City pollutes its own nature reserve

By Steve Kretzmann - 17 December 2019