Articles by Vincent Lali

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Parents lock principal up in primary school

“We want each classroom to have 30 kids like in white schools” says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 11 July 2019
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Minister hears allegations against police after 11 murdered on weekend

Residents claim police are under resourced, corrupt, in cahoots with criminals, and that the station commander hasn’t been seen since 2018.

By Vincent Lali - 9 July 2019
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Woman has waited seven years in cold, leaking shack for builders to finish her RDP house

People’s Housing Process contractor went into liquidation, says City

By Vincent Lali - 3 July 2019
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Mother can’t afford to bury her son, found dead days after police arrested him

“There is no evidence that his death was due to police action” says IPID

By Vincent Lali - 21 June 2019
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70-year-old shackdweller gets R18,581 water bill

City of Cape Town says residents of informal settlements are not charged for water

By Vincent Lali - 14 June 2019
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Mentally disabled Sipho Mpinda was arrested on Thursday. On Monday his family found out he was dead

Police are investigating his death

By Vincent Lali - 12 June 2019
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Shack dwellers block Baden Powell Drive after demolitions

Protesters claim shacks were occupied

By Vincent Lali - 4 June 2019
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Nyanga fire victims unable to rebuild their homes

The City says it will now be assisting the families left homeless by the fire nearly a month ago

By Vincent Lali - 30 May 2019
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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