Articles for Vincent Lali

“I saw my shoes float on water and heard my cat meow”

Western Cape mops up after devastating floods

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News | 26 September 2023

Hundreds flee flooded homes as storms batter Western Cape

Man dies, apparently from electrocution

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News | 25 September 2023

Dunoon residents protest over long queues and poor service at local clinic

Western Cape health department says a mobile clinic for medical collections, disease screenings and family planning is in the pipeline


Brief | 22 September 2023

Sewage gushes out of drain in Khayelitsha

Shack dwellers say City of Cape Town is slow to respond to complaints


Brief | 21 September 2023

Tensions between residents of houses and shacks spill over into violence in Cape Town

Siyakhana shack dwellers accuse Mandela Park residents of attacking them


News | 5 September 2023

Cape Town households call for electricity tariffs to be reduced

City says NERSA’s 15% tariff recommendation would lead to a shortfall of R500-million for 2023/24


News | 28 August 2023

Canoeist brothers clean up Khayelitsha wetland

Hours spent every week removing invasive water hyacinth and rubbish


News | 24 August 2023

Housing activists march to President’s doorstep

The existing State Land Disposal Act could be used to fast track the use of public land for human settlement

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News | 23 August 2023

Families flee Cape Town informal settlements under threat

Nearby backyarders hope for houses, though the City of Cape Town says the land is “lost” for housing


News | 18 August 2023

Learners treated to drumming, art and a walk through of Langa’s iconic history

Community leader Alfred Magwaca says more Langa Centenary celebration events have been planned for the coming weeks


Brief | 11 August 2023

Jobless residents clean up rubbish dumps in Nyanga East

Volunteers work from 9am to 1pm on weekdays


Brief | 8 August 2023

Lives of poor and working class people upended by violent taxi strike

“Ordinary people like me are the ones suffering” says patient as clinic services impacted by taxi strike

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News | 4 August 2023

Six family members, including three children, die in Khayelitsha shack fire

One person is still being treated in hospital for life-threatening burns


News | 31 July 2023

Over 1,000 shack dwellers protest: “We are tired of living in squalor”

City of Cape Town accused of “persistent failure to collect rubbish ” in informal settlements


News | 21 July 2023

Two die in Khayelitsha shack fire

Victims of Blowy informal settlement fire were meant to have been relocated


News | 10 July 2023

Police open murder case after man shot during Cape Town protest

SAPS says the shooting was not related to a protest by shack dwellers from Taiwan settlement in Khayelitsha


News | 6 July 2023