Articles for Vincent Lali

New school for Khayelitsha

Zwelitsha families to be moved to make way for school


Brief | 12 October 2017

Marikana community “tired” of begging for police protection

Dan Plato says it’s up to the City of Cape Town to install lights on the border of the informal settlement


Brief | 9 October 2017

Police don’t listen to us, Marikana residents tell Mbalula

Minister promises extra resources to crime-torn settlement

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News | 3 October 2017

Marikana: the situation is under control, says Plato

Police announce two arrests


News | 2 October 2017

Hundreds protest against arrest of murder suspects in Philippi

Police use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who were demanding release of community patrol members


News | 18 September 2017

Clashes in Khayelitsha following land occupation

“I have no source of income because I’m jobless but I have to pay R500 to my landlord monthly”

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News | 21 August 2017

Janitors struggle to cope with Wallacedene’s filthy toilets

City promises immunisation shots for workers and that all necessary equipment and chemicals will be delivered


News | 24 July 2017

10111 agents down phones

Call centre employees strike over poor working conditions and low salaries


News | 19 July 2017

Where a house for one means homelessness for another

Many people have lost their backyard shacks after RDP houses built in Wallacedene


News | 18 July 2017

Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

Many Wallacedene residents have been without electricity because of faulty installation


News | 13 July 2017

Khayelitsha residents build “speed bumps” after man killed by speeding taxi

In protest they also blocked a main road with a shipping container


Brief | 27 June 2017

Formal homeowners fight informal settlement neighbours over electricity

“We know we break the law by making illegal connections but we have no choice”


News | 22 June 2017

Agents threaten to close down police call centre

Call centre agents say salary increase was agreed to in 2013


Brief | 7 June 2017

RDP recipients want mouldy, cracked houses fixed

Khayelitsha residents say badly built homes should be fixed and maintained by the state


News | 30 May 2017

Cops close shop because it is “foreign-owned”

Wallacedene residents react angrily to what appears to be officially sanctioned xenophobia


News | 22 May 2017

Ward Councillor Andile Lili calls for residents to rebuild demolished shacks

“We will investigate as councillors should not incite illegal land invasions” says Mayco Member


News | 26 April 2017