News agency, Cape Town, South Africa
Friday August 23rd 2019


West Cape News (WCN) is an independent commercial news agency specialising in providing written and photographic content in the form of daily news, weekend and magazine features. WCN has been in operation since 2006.

Clients to date include

The Cape Argus and the Weekend Argus, Cape Times, Drum magazine, Leadership Magazine, Mail&Guardian, The Weekender, Sunday Independent, Sunday Tribune, MindShift magazine, Daily Voice, Daily Sun, JSE Magazine, Sawubona, Wild, Xplore, The Teacher, Property24, The Herald, Weekend Post, Bona and others.

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West Cape News accepts commissions to provide content for print publications or websites. While we are based in Cape Town and operate predominantly in its surrounds and in the Western Cape, we are willing to travel further afield. Our experienced journalists can research and investigate topic areas or cover an event. Contact us at editor(at)

Contact West Cape News

Steve Kretzmann


Idasa House

6 Spin Street

Cape Town

Tel: +27 (0) 21 462 5449/5447

Email: editor(at)

Our approach

WCN is dedicated to providing news and stories developed from the ground up, in which issues are identified at grassroots level and expanded to encompass the regional, national or even international picture.

West Cape News (WCN) consists of a core of experienced, full-time staff members and freelance reporters.

  • Steve Kretzmann, Editor

Since graduating from Rhodes University in 1997 Steve Kretzmann has worked as a photographer, writer, photography lecturer, journalism lecturer, photojournalist, news editor and now editor and proprietor of WCN. Steve has also successfully turned his hand at reporting on theatre, music and the movie industry and willingly accepts commissions in this regard. He is also an accredited assessor qualified to assess the National Certificate: Journalism NQF level 5.

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Reader Feedback

9 Responses to “About”

  1. Mike Loewe says:

    Your masthead sucks boyos. Worse than my blog masthead. There’s no art to greet your visitors.

    The only real death in journalism is boredom.

  2. Lester Gabang says:

    agreed Mike but their content makes up for it

  3. glen dawes says:

    looking for info on wynand louw. any will help. I believe he is in prison for housing fraud. We did i deal and i need to know if he defrauded other unsuspecting people into the same scheme. Please contact me so we can protest this man’s possible release very soon. Thanking you.

  4. Lo Ewe says:

    Still want to load your page and instantly see your contact details in-my-face. I smaak your site.

  5. stuart says:

    Mr Boyd

    What a stupid and ignorant thing you have done. Chumming must be stopped. We need to put you in the sea surrounded by buckets of blood

  6. magda says:

    I love this site very informative,the content is of grassroots level,the quality excellent.

  7. Wendy says:

    News about the Darling alledged murderers – they walked out of Malmesbury court last week when there for a bail hearing – no shackles not locked doors just walked out and escaped. Next day one of them attacked an elderly Darling resident and held her at knife point. We very nearly had a second murder!!!!

  8. JOHANNA says:


    I am looking for my sister Maria that use to stay in Caledon. She is in her fifties. If someone can please help.

  9. linda mali says:

    my father’s family have been receiving grants from the mk ever since my dad passed away 2000 but me and my big sister haven’t recieved a cent how can we apply or where can we go to ?

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