Journalist and photojournalist since 2000 at East Cape News, I am owner and editor of the independent commercial news agency West Cape News (www.westcapenews.com), established in 2006.
By personally training and mentoring young aspiring journalists from Cape Town's townships, WCN started coverin...
Plans to develop Cape Town’s unfinished freeways on the Foreshore are delayed. A bid evaluation committee had to evaluate six proposals, but the committee has been scrapped in controversial circumstances. The reasons for the delays remain unclear after Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner for the City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority, responded opaquely to questions on Thursday. Whitehead said there was a deadlock over “scoring methodology”.
By Steve KretzmannPlans to develop Cape Town's unfinished freeways on the foreshore are delayed. A bid evaluation committee had to evaluate six proposals, but the committee has been scrapped in controversial circumstances. The reasons for the delays remain unclear after Melissa Whitehead, Commissioner for the City's Transport and Urban Development Authority, responded opaquely to questions on Thursday. Whitehead said there was a deadlock over "scoring methodology".
Contemporary capitalism is eating its tail, yet the failed experiment that was the Soviet Union had given socialism a bad reputation. A new vision is needed that combined “social struggle from below and bold state intervention”, according to panellists at an anti-poverty seminar this week. By STEVE KRETZMANN. Creating an alternative to capitalism is crucial if we are to address the ecological, social and economic crises affecting South Africa, and the world.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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