Articles for Steve Kretzmann

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Several beaches were closed over the holidays, but test results show that water quality at some other beaches is even worse

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News | 2 February 2023

Major development planned for Cape Town’s derelict Strandfontein Pavilion

About 1,200 residential units, including subsidised housing, as well as retail and recreational facilities are proposed

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News | 31 January 2023

Sewage on the seashore: Here’s what’s causing Cape Town’s beach closures

Loadshedding at pump stations blamed for most closures

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News | 13 January 2023

Is Cape Town’s mayor winning the war on sewage?

Cape Town still has a sewage pollution crisis, but the mayor is “on the right track”, says expert

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News | 1 December 2022

Municipalities are failing to provide clean water. Citizens are stepping in to fix the problem

Municipalities will only clean up their act if officials are sentenced to prison, says lawyer

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Feature | 1 November 2022

City of Cape Town’s new transport plan ditches big legacy projects

Plan to lower the cost of public transport and the time spent commuting

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News | 26 October 2022

Bitter battle over who represents Khoi tribe in Amazon development

Goringhaicona Khoi leader called a fraud and a bully

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News | 13 October 2022

Man dives deep into sewage to stop pollution flowing into Zandvlei

Commercial diver Troy Figenschou fixed a leaking pipe at the Raapkraal pump station in Cape Town

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News | 28 September 2022

What next in the twisty River Club saga?

No urgency to halt ongoing construction before interdict appeal, court rules

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News | 23 September 2022

Emalahleni is failing to provide clean drinking water to 500,000 people

People have to use their social grants to buy electricity to boil dirty water

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News | 22 September 2022

Sewage seeps into Vaal Dam as Mpumalanga water treatment plants fail

Gauteng drinking water could be threatened if crisis is not fixed

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Feature | 9 September 2022

River Club construction carries on amidst court delays

Observatory Civic Association says development is violating a court interdict

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News | 5 September 2022

Free State drinking water polluted by sewage

Winburg one of many towns in the province with unsafe drinking water

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News | 3 August 2022

River Club contempt of court hearing pushed back another week

And a move to depose Tauriq Jenkins as supreme high commissioner of the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council is struck from the urgent roll by High Court

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News | 28 July 2022

Half of South Africa’s sewage treatment works are failing

Green Drop report reveals scale of pollution but also clouds the picture

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Feature | 21 June 2022

Diarrhoea cases in children surge in Cape Town

This spike comes after several years of improvement. A public health expert is worried that sewage spills might be the cause

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Feature | 6 May 2022