Articles by Vincent Lali

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Illegal dumping site stinks in Mfuleni

Residents want wheelie bins, bin bags and regular garbage collection

By Vincent Lali - 27 March 2020
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Covid-19: It’s hard to wash your hands when 380 families share three taps

“If I use the one bucket of water to do laundry then I remain without water to cook and wash hands”

By Vincent Lali - 25 March 2020
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Dozens of families spend night outside amid ongoing evictions

“They left us with nothing. I don’t know where I will go now” says Khayelitsha occupier

By Vincent Lali - 23 March 2020
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“I don’t know where I will sleep or get money to buy materials to rebuild my shack”

The City of Cape Town acted on a court order at the weekend demolishing dozens of shacks

By Vincent Lali - 17 March 2020
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Covid-19: Washing hands is not easy when you have no running water

“It’s easy to keep your hands clean when you stay in a house because you have a tap inside, but it’s difficult when you have to walk long, tiring distances to fetch water”

By Vincent Lali, James Stent, Nathan Geffen and Thamsanqa Mbovane - 12 March 2020
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Khayelitsha neighbourhood watch patrollers ask government for support

We patrol around the township barehanded, say members

By Vincent Lali - 10 March 2020
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Budget Day marked by protests and marches

Issues included unemployment, climate change and gender rights

By Ashraf Hendricks, Tariro Washinyira and Vincent Lali - 26 February 2020
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Khayelitsha shack dwellers block busy road

Protesters want serviced sites but City of Cape Town says shacks were illegally erected on its land

By Vincent Lali - 25 February 2020
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Couple dies in shack fire in Kraaifontein

Wallacedene shack dwellers say they had no water to extinguish the blaze

By Vincent Lali - 25 February 2020
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Our children are not safe at school, picketers tell Western Cape Premier

Equal Education activists picketed Alan Winde’s state of the province address in Mitchells Plain

By Vincent Lali - 21 February 2020
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Khayelitsha schools demand security guards and metal detectors

Province says that it has allocated money for security; condemns protest during school hours

By Vincent Lali - 13 February 2020
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Western Cape school strained by swelling numbers

Masibambane High has 407 learners in one grade alone

By Vincent Lali - 11 February 2020
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Drivers stoned, vehicle set alight in Gugulethu protest

Avanza drivers forced to turn around

By Vincent Lali - 27 January 2020
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Protest shuts down overcrowded school

Parents demand temporary classrooms to accommodate learners who were sent home

By Vincent Lali - 24 January 2020
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City of Cape Town refuses to say how many shacks were demolished at the weekend

Zweledinga informal settlement in Khayelitsha destroyed

By Vincent Lali - 21 January 2020
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Clinic closes to most patients after burglary

Kuyasa clinic usually treats about 400 patients per day

By Vincent Lali - 10 January 2020