Articles for Vincent Lali

Khayelitsha residents fed up with years of delays in housing project

Planning for the Taiwan informal settlement upgrade started in August 2018 and construction of 4,500 “housing opportunities” will only begin next year


Brief | 27 June 2023

Taps not tankers say land occupiers in Cape Town

“We are wary of using water from the tankers because of what happened in Hammanskraal”


Brief | 23 June 2023

Cape Town winter readiness does not include the townships, says Khayelitsha community leader

But the City says illegal occupiers of a wetland area have blocked outlets, causing flooding


Brief | 20 June 2023

In photos: Cape Town’s flooded townships

June’s not over and already recorded rainfall far exceeds the month’s average

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Brief | 19 June 2023

Illegal connections to blame for leaving learners in the dark, says Eskom

Staff of Bloekombos High School make photocopies at neighbouring schools for exams


News | 14 June 2023

Over 200 Khayelitsha families refuse to relocate for private hospital

A fast food outlet is also planned for the site


News | 1 June 2023

Standoff between shack dwellers and sand mining company in Khayelitsha

Mining operations halted after families living in shacks near the site complain about sand filling their homes


News | 30 May 2023

Khayelitsha families want asbestos roofing removed

Project to fix houses was halted during Covid


News | 23 May 2023

Elderly women picket outside Nyanga clinic demanding better service

They say that there are stock-outs on certain medications, long queues and missing folders


Brief | 17 May 2023

Grant recipients unable to renew their cards as expiry date looms

Social grant beneficiaries are worried they won’t be paid in two weeks

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News | 24 April 2023

Ramaphosa asked to speak out on Uganda’s homophobic law

About 100 members of the LGBT community marched to Parliament


Brief | 31 March 2023

SACCAWU members march to Parliament

Union wants government to intervene in dispute with Makro


News | 24 March 2023

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