Articles by Steve Kretzmann

Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

R205 million in irregular expenditure in 2020, R201 million in 2019, R198 million in 2018

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10 June 2021

City of Cape Town to evict dozens of Observatory residents

The Willow Arts Collective had been hoping to lease land from the City

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4 June 2021

Kannaland councillor sentenced for fraud, but keeps his position

ICOSA says Werner Meshoa would only have to step down if he received a prison sentence of more than a year

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1 June 2021

UCT comes to defence of professor accused of racism

Battle over the future of the River Club has become extremely nasty

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1 June 2021

Elections 2021: Despite scandals and huge wastage, the ANC council looks secure in Hantam

This Northern Cape ward covers a massive amount of territory and only has 22,000 people, but it exemplifies the local government problems across the country

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26 May 2021

Eastern Cape’s health workers have been betrayed by Covid-19 corruption

Part two of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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11 March 2021

Grimy, broken-down, neglected: can this be the Eastern Cape’s flagship hospital?

Part one of a two-part series on how corruption is killing people in the province’s health system

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10 March 2021

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