Articles by Steve Kretzmann

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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Feature | 26 May 2021

Report shows dangerous levels of pollution in Cape Town’s rivers, vleis and estuaries

Quality of water bodies has declined over 40 years

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Science | 9 April 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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Feature | 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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Feature | 10 March 2021

The court battle for Kannaland

Councillors try to wrest municipality from control of provincial government

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Law | 22 February 2021

Bankrupt municipality’s R735-million electricity plan

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

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Feature | 19 February 2021

Little Karoo municipality is falling apart

Kannaland has a history of strange politics

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Feature | 18 February 2021

Woodstock facilities falling into ruin

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

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News | 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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 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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Feature | 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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News | 24 August 2020

Claims of liquidation scams emerge in Cape Town defamation case

Noseweek editor sued by top lawyer

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News | 4 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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News | 3 August 2020