Articles for Steve Kretzmann

A look at Port Elizabeth’s most closely contested ward

Ward 38's community lives on the edge of a wasteland


Feature | 25 July 2016

Ward 74: Beautiful valley with an ugly problem

A shortage of housing remains the hot-button issue in Hout Bay


Feature | 18 July 2016

DA vs ANC vs gangs in Manenberg

Severe challenges for one of Cape Town's most closely contested wards


Feature | 7 June 2016

Voters fed up with councillor in Cape Town’s vegetable garden

Urban pressure on Philippi can affect food prices across city


Analysis | 31 March 2016

Ward 69: Fragmented by apartheid era planning

This area will be closely contested in the Municipal elections


Feature | 1 February 2016

‘City lied about landโ€™ claim Masiphumelele leaders

Many people without land are still living in the community hall following last yearโ€™s fire


News | 21 January 2016

Philippi ward beset by internal politics

There is a political battle underway in Philippi's Ward 33. The fight is not between opposing political parties, however, but within the ANC itself, with former ward councillor Monwabisi Mbaliswano in one corner and the present incumbent, Nico Mzalisi, in the other.


Feature | 14 January 2016

Bellville South is bursting at the seams

Mercia Kleinsmith has been the councillor of Ward 9, or Bellville South, since 2009. She won a by-election following the death of her husband Glen, the day after the DA won the province in April that year. Glen had been hailed in the press as the city’s “leading drugbuster”.

Steve Kretzmann

Feature | 9 December 2015

Can Dunoon overcome its housing problems?

In a dimly-lit room, about 50 people wait to have proof-of-residence documents authorised by Dunoon ward councillor Lubabalo Makeleni.

Steve Kretzmann

Feature | 27 November 2015