Articles by Steve Kretzmann

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

R4 billion River Club development clears major obstacle

Environmental Authorisation given despite outstanding heritage matters and civil society opposition

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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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24 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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3 August 2020

Women in danger let down by courts

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

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26 June 2020

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

Online schooling proposed as a solution for education

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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

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29 May 2020

Coca-Cola and Cape Town’s sweetheart Day Zero deal

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

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8 May 2020

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

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29 April 2020

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

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18 April 2020

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

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17 April 2020

Academics raise alarm over by-law restricting water testing

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

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26 March 2020