Articles by Vincent Lali

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

Women march for farm and land rights

“Land now, food forever” demand activist organisations


1 December 2020

Thousands of health workers march for permanent employment

“We put our lives at risk but we are not permanently employed”

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26 November 2020

Health workers say they have to meet their supervisors under a tree in Khayelitsha

They are picketing for better working conditions and wages


24 November 2020

Police officers caught on video throwing disabled man out of his wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi had gone to Cape Town police to find out about arrested community leaders


20 November 2020

Angry protesters block N2

Land occupiers say they want water, toilets and electricity, but the City of Cape Town says the land is not suitable


12 November 2020

Hundreds march for water, electricity and toilets in Khayelitsha

Official says services cannot be provided because some of the land occupations are still before the court


2 November 2020

Homes waterlogged with “liquid shit” for three months

City of Cape Town says the residents have occupied a stormwater retention pond unlawfully


29 October 2020

Railway line shack dwellers trash ward councillor

Protesters are demanding services and recognition for Eyadini informal settlement in Cape Town


26 October 2020

Khayelitsha land occupiers call for water, toilets and rubbish collection

“Those who succeed in occupying illegally and knowing there are no services on the land unfortunately do so at own risk” says Malusi Booi


23 September 2020

Community healthcare workers demand “danger pay”

“We need proper PPE because we work in cramped bungalows and shipping containers”


1 September 2020

One dead, 13 due in court after protests and looting in Bloekombos

“We are willing to move elsewhere. We just want a place to stay” says occupier


11 August 2020

Call for freeze on land sales in Khayelitsha

Khayelitsha Development Forum task team wants audit of land made public


6 August 2020

Covid Village occupiers live in limbo

Minister Sisulu to discuss N2 occupation with Cabinet, says Mbulelo Ncedana


3 August 2020