Articles by Vincent Lali

No budget for janitors at Cape Town informal settlement

Residents of Siyanyanzela have been buying their own pipes to fix communal toilets


17 May 2021

Mfuleni’s “illegal” school struggling to cope

2,000 students have three toilets and one tap


5 May 2021

Community health workers confront Mkhize with memorandum of demands

“What can we do with a R3,500 stipend? We have to send our kids to school and pay rent”


20 April 2021

“Illegal” school teaches hundreds of learners education department hasn’t placed

Mfuleni Combined School is run by volunteers and based in an illegally occupied college


16 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements


14 April 2021

Over a thousand learners protest for school to be recognised

Schools shut down in Mfuleni by protesters


1 April 2021

Police fire teargas and rubber bullets in Cape Town protests

Man killed by truck as shack dwellers block roads with burning tyres and toilets


24 March 2021

Protesters shut down parts of Cape Town during peak hours

The City says it cannot accommodate new informal settlements in its current budget


23 March 2021

Parents shut down high schools, demanding places for their children

“No learners will attend school while others don’t” says Kraaifontein community leader


22 February 2021

Eersteriver residents demand a local school

Parents reject department’s offer to transport 500 learners to Khayelitsha for schooling


19 February 2021

Community gardeners dig in against attempts to evict them

New Khayelitsha vegetable garden is on land set aside for a provincial housing project


18 February 2021

Without money to rebuild their shacks, Khayelitsha fire victims are living in churches

“Sometimes they have gas but no food. Other times they have food but no gas.”


9 February 2021

Victim of metro police violence still waiting for a new wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi’s wheelchair was broken in November last year


2 February 2021

No water to douse raging fire: 70 left homeless

Shackdwellers had to fetch water from another informal settlement


25 January 2021

Khayelitsha residents rally to help fire victims

Community wants New Year’s Day fire to be declared a local disaster


11 January 2021

Residents of Cape Town informal settlements share their challenges

The City has said that most parcels of occupied land are not suitable for housing or permanent bulk services


10 December 2020