Articles by Vincent Lali

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Firefighters protest in Cape Town

“We seek nothing other than getting paid for the hours we work,” says union leader

By Vincent Lali - 26 October 2018
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Khayelitsha fire victims battle to put their lives together again

Baby born in church hall

By Vincent Lali - 25 October 2018
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Fear in Bloekombos after ward councillor slain

“I am now scared of being killed because I walk and drive around the township alone,” says Wallacedene councillor

By Vincent Lali - 23 October 2018
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Heartbreaking stories after massive Khayelitsha blaze

Hundreds of shacks destroyed and one person killed

By Vincent Lali and GroundUp Staff - 21 October 2018
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After mass demolitions land occupiers return to Wallacedene

Family that was lawfully living on the land, but pushed out by occupiers, now lives in an Open Kadett.

By Vincent Lali - 11 October 2018
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Thousands of people need toilets, taps and electricity in Khayelitsha

New Monwabisi Park shack dwellers march for basic services

By Vincent Lali - 10 October 2018
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Wallacedene shack dwellers close down housing project

City of Cape Town says project should not target one specific community only

By Vincent Lali - 9 October 2018
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Community health workers demand higher wages

Workers have accused the provincial health department of not upholding a 2017 agreement to standardise stipends

By Vincent Lali - 5 October 2018
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City demolishes hundreds of shacks in Wallacedene

Anger spills over after evictions; families and clinic attacked

By Vincent Lali - 5 October 2018
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Involve deaf people in deaf education, say protesters

DeafSA members marched to the Western Cape Education Department on Friday

By Vincent Lali - 1 October 2018
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Renewed effort to occupy land in Wallacedene

SANCO has come out in support of the land occupation

By Vincent Lali - 28 September 2018
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“My house smells like a toilet”

City of Cape Town’s janitorial programme has left Siyahlala and other informal settlements unserviced for over a year

By Vincent Lali - 24 September 2018
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110 families in Mfuleni have no taps, toilets, electricity or even rubbish bin bags

“Government never told us where we should live after we had to move out”

By Vincent Lali - 18 September 2018
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Residents of informal settlement in Philippi demand electrification

City of Cape Town says permission must be obtained from PRASA, which owns the land the settlement is on

By Vincent Lali - 17 September 2018
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Zwelitsha shack-dwellers are building their own toilets and roads

Settlement not a priority, says City of Cape Town

By Vincent Lali - 14 September 2018
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End corruption and nepotism in land redistribution, protesters tell government

“If we don’t get the land back, we won’t allow the general elections to happen”

By Vincent Lali - 12 September 2018