Articles for Vincent Lali

No water, electricity or toilets for 280 families in Khayelitsha informal settlement

Residents say they have lived without basic services for three years


News | 20 March 2023

People’s lives are “not our responsibility” says NEHAWU leader

Hospitals disrupted as public sector strike intensifies

Vincent Lali, Chris Gilili, Liezl Human, Tariro Washinyira, Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik, Thamsanqa Mbovane, and Mkhuseli Sizani

News | 8 March 2023

Clean newly formed settlements, demand shack dwellers

Only 16 of the 36 new occupations established following the outbreak of Covid have been recognised, says Khayelitsha subcouncil chairman


Brief | 6 March 2023

Learners march to Eskom as school has been without electricity for several months

SGB says that illegal connections are to blame for the outage


Brief | 17 February 2023

Protesters block major roads in Cape Town in cleaning contract dispute

Five arrested but not charged


News | 15 February 2023

Protesters block main road in Cape Town, demanding electricity

“Councillors fool us during election campaigns”


News | 31 January 2023

190 people left homeless after Khayelitsha fire

Families devastated, with newly-bought school uniforms and stationery burnt in the fire


News | 9 January 2023

Shoprite truck drivers protest for basic salary and transport allowance

Shosholoza Workers Union of South Africa say the matter is currently before the CCMA


Brief | 8 December 2022

Unions call for Western Cape to hire community health workers

“We won’t allow the Western Cape government to be the only province that doesn’t recognise community health workers,” says Vavi


Brief | 11 November 2022

Pollsmoor wardens picket for higher wages and better working conditions

“Minister Lamola can you work eight hours everyday for 11 days without a rest?”


Brief | 12 October 2022

Volunteers fill scores of rubbish bags during river clean-up

Mosselbank River Conservation Team in Cape Town mark World Clean-Up Day


Brief | 20 September 2022

Fed up with poor service, hundreds march to Eskom office in Khayelitsha

Residents want workers to return to the local office and for Eskom to fix high mast lights, transformers and faulty street lights in the community.


News | 8 September 2022

Wednesday of discontent: workers picket around the country

Demands range from cheaper taxi fares to a Basic Income Grant

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News | 24 August 2022

Mining affected communities protest outside Parliament

Activists demand mines develop and help the communities that host them


Brief | 16 August 2022

Small scale fishers call for halt to gas and oil exploration

“When foreign companies drill oil in our oceans, fish die”


Brief | 15 August 2022