Articles by Vincent Lali

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Family killed by fire in RDP house

Twayisa Myathaza and her three children were the victims of a faulty electricity box, say witnesses

By Vincent Lali - 21 May 2019
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Fisantekraal residents unhappy with quality of RDP houses

They demand the Public Protector intervenes

By Vincent Lali - 16 May 2019
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Learners and teachers shut down overcrowded Kraaifontein school

“I battle to check whether all 70 learners [in my class] have done their homework” says teacher

By Vincent Lali - 16 May 2019
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Cape Town paramedics protest against work hours

Union also demands health department takes over salary payments of NGO community workers

By Vincent Lali - 3 May 2019
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Protesters burn Khayelitsha health facility

“The clinic helps us with tests for chronic diseases. Now we will have to travel long distances to other areas to get treatment”

By Vincent Lali - 26 April 2019
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Water protests disrupt Khayelitsha

City says it met residents and addressed their concerns the night before the unrest

By Vincent Lali - 11 April 2019
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Delft shack dwellers march to Madikizela’s office to demand houses

Tsunami residents say promises have not been kept by the Western Cape MEC for Human Settlements

By Vincent Lali - 10 April 2019
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Railway line occupied as rapid Philippi informal settlement grows

Over 1,000 new shacks in Eyadini spread over PRASA land

By Vincent Lali - 5 April 2019
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RDP house not finished after seven years

Woman in Khayelitsha has been moving from shack to shack as she waits for her house to be completed

By Vincent Lali - 2 April 2019
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Community healthcare workers demand recognition as public servants

Frontline health workers in Western Cape subjected to “unjustifiable, irresponsible and unfair treatment”, says union

By Vincent Lali - 27 March 2019
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Cape Town healthcare workers fear losing their jobs

Concerns over patient care if community workers’ contracts not renewed

By Vincent Lali - 26 March 2019
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Frustrated by lack of services, shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive

“The City will never help us until we protest.”

By Vincent Lali - 18 March 2019
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Cape Town shack dwellers march for RDP houses

“As long as each family has a tap, a toilet, and a box of electricity, we will be happy.”

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2019
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Janitors face losing battle in Khayelitsha as taps fail

City investigating low water pressure problem

By Vincent Lali - 12 March 2019
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Women farm workers demand end to labour abuses

Lack of enforcement of the law has lead to widespread violation of the rights of women farm workers, says NGO

By Vincent Lali - 11 March 2019
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“We won’t vote” say Khayelitsha shack dwellers

“Because I have no land or house, I feel as if I’m a foreigner.”

By Vincent Lali - 7 March 2019