Articles by Vincent Lali

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Protesters call halt to home allocations in Eerste River

People who received title deeds in 2016 say they will stop new arrivals moving into Forest Village

By Vincent Lali - 31 October 2019
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Cape Town residents battle spring floods

Deluge of rain over weekend leaves shacks and roads waterlogged

By Vincent Lali, Masixole Feni and GroundUp Staff - 28 October 2019
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Still no services after 21 years, say Silversands residents

Community want potholes and sewers fixed and a police station, clinic, taxi rank and library built

By Vincent Lali - 23 October 2019
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Khayelitsha land occupation grows under cover of darkness

About 400 families now live in Zweledinga says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 17 October 2019
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Angry learners disrupt schooling in Mfuleni

Fairdale High School learners want to move to their new school urgently

By Vincent Lali - 9 October 2019
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Unfinished RDP houses in Khayelitsha

No ceilings, toilet doors or gutters

By Vincent Lali - 2 October 2019
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Skwatsha agrees not to move more families onto Stellenbosch farm

Court to rule on status of Die Akker evictees next month

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 20 September 2019
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“God take their penises away”

Kraaifontein women march in protest against violence against women

By Vincent Lali - 16 September 2019
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Cape Town cops assault land occupier

City says it will investigate

By Vincent Lali - 4 September 2019
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Langa councillor’s home petrol-bombed

Police are investigating cases of arson, attempted murder and public violence

By Vincent Lali - 2 September 2019
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Khayelitsha land occupiers to square off with City in court

The group occupying land in Makhaza plan to oppose their eviction in court on 9 September

By Vincent Lali - 30 August 2019
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Evicted Klein Akker families move to state-owned farm in Stellenbosch

“We had a proper wash with privacy for the first time since we were evicted” says farm resident

By Vincent Lali - 28 August 2019
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Langa residents demand removal of ward councillor

Dozens protest outside municipal offices over blocked drains and toilets, lack of garbage removal and broken street lights

By Vincent Lali - 27 August 2019
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Toilets unserviced for months in Khayelitsha

We breath unbearable stench from the dirty loos, says resident

By Vincent Lali - 27 August 2019
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Court orders hundreds of Kraaifontein farm dwellers to be relocated to Philippi

“The judgment doesn’t understand the reality confronting the people of Klein Akker Farm” says community leader

By Vincent Lali - 23 August 2019
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Hundreds stranded by roadside after massive farm eviction in Kraaifontein

Evictees say all their possessions were seized

By Vincent Lali - 21 August 2019