Articles for Steve Kretzmann

Failing sewage plants continue to pollute False Bay

Most of Cape Town’s sewage treatment works are failing, including the city’s largest one which releases effluent straight into the sea


News | 16 February 2024

Cape Town’s ocean-bound sewage options unveiled

City to deal with the 32-million litres of raw sewage it pumps out to sea every day


News | 9 February 2024

Judge Makhubele contradicts Gauteng Judge President’s testimony

“I deny there was such a meeting,” Makhubhele tells judicial tribunal


Law | 26 January 2024

New bill to try to enforce clean drinking water

Currently the Department of Water and Sanitation cannot directly intervene when municipalities fail to supply drinking water up to standard


News | 18 January 2024

Union vows to fight “slaughter” of Post Office jobs

The Communication Workers Union says the Post Office is supposed to play a developmental role in South Africa


News | 15 January 2024

Australian company to start seismic survey off West Coast in January

Environmental report acknowledges that seismic blasts, which are much louder than gunshots, can kill fish particularly those with swim bladders


News | 7 December 2023

New housing project in Simon’s Town leaves backyarders and tenants in limbo

Shacks are being demolished as families move from Redhill to new houses in Dido Valley


News | 22 November 2023

Sewage in the sea: City fails to meet Hout Bay permit conditions

The City of Cape Town’s own data shows it is releasing more sewage than is allowed


News | 17 November 2023

How to steal a railway line and stay out of jail

Legal manoeuvres have stalled the case against former PRASA acting CEO Mthuthuzeli Swartz and businessman Syed Mohiudeen


Feature | 8 November 2023

Criminal case against former PRASA director kicked down the tracks – again

Mthuthuzeli Swartz was arrested for the sale of 42km of railway line in January 2019


News | 27 October 2023

Almost a third of Limpopo residents have no access to piped water

Human Rights Commission report slams failure of water supply in Limpopo

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News | 23 October 2023

Almost 4,000 households still to be moved off Cape Town railway land

While plans for temporary relocation of 891 households occupying the Central Line are making progress, thousands of households remain on the railway

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News | 12 October 2023

#UniteBehind takes PRASA and transport minister to court

The organisation argues the state has a statutory and constitutional duty to devolve rail to the City of Cape Town


Law | 11 October 2023

Ad agencies pressure their colleagues not to work for fossil fuel companies

Clean Creatives has published a list of agencies with coal, oil and gas clients


News | 6 October 2023

Karoo towns fail to keep water clean

The Kannaland municipality also does not conduct all the water tests it is supposed to


News | 5 October 2023

Cape Town ordered to hold public hearings on sewage being pumped into the sea

Environment minister criticises City’s previous lack of engagement


News | 21 September 2023