Articles by Vincent Lali

Mfuleni’s “illegal” school struggling to cope

2,000 students have three toilets and one tap

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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”

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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

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16 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

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

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14 April 2021

Over a thousand learners protest for school to be recognised

Schools shut down in Mfuleni by protesters

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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

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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

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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

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22 February 2021

Eersteriver residents demand a local school

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

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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

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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.”

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9 February 2021

Victim of metro police violence still waiting for a new wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi’s wheelchair was broken in November last year

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2 February 2021

No water to douse raging fire: 70 left homeless

Shackdwellers had to fetch water from another informal settlement

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25 January 2021

Khayelitsha residents rally to help fire victims

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

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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

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10 December 2020

Women march for farm and land rights

“Land now, food forever” demand activist organisations

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1 December 2020