Articles for Vincent Lali

Families still without water as second pipe bursts in Cape Town township

Residents of New Beginning have to beg for water from neighbouring Bardale


News | 26 January 2022

City of Cape Town promises to fix vandalised Khayelitsha market

Toilets are filthy, lights have been stripped, roofs are broken


News | 25 January 2022

Khayelitsha couple turns dump site into community garden

They are hoping to expand and grow more items on a bigger plot


Brief | 14 December 2021

Delft landlords battle as power outages chase tenants away

Eskom says illegal electricity connections and vandalism in Delft alone have cost it about R10 million since April


News | 30 November 2021

There have been nearly 1,200 shack fires in Cape Town this year, claiming over 80 lives

The City used to provide kits swiftly for fire victims but the end of a grant means that SASSA has taken this over, and help comes much slower


News | 16 September 2021

Baby drowns in tub filled with water from leaking shack

Khayelitsha residents demand better living conditions


News | 2 September 2021

Delft families waiting for years to have electricity restored

Power outage blamed on illegal connections at Tsunami informal settlement


News | 23 August 2021

Small traders suffering as a result of Cape Town taxi violence

“When the taxi drivers shoot at each other, we lie on the ground next to our stock”


News | 23 July 2021

When will the taxi violence end, asks Cape Town commuter desperate to get to work

The government must step in and stop the strike, otherwise we will lose our jobs, says store cashier

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Brief | 21 July 2021

Khayelitsha’s toilets choked with filth despite mayor’s promise to clean up

A month ago the Cape Town mayor promised the toilets in Site B would be fixed up. This week he promised again.


News | 16 July 2021

Garbage collection resumes in Khayelitsha after weeks of rubbish piling up

A tender appeal interrupted garbage collection for over two weeks


Brief | 15 July 2021

Makeshift church takes in flood victims in Bloekombos

Nomava Mboniswa offered her zinc church structure after she saw images of the flood on TV


News | 8 July 2021

Filthy water killed my chickens, says Khayelitsha protester

Shack dwellers demand the nearby sewage pump station be fixed


Brief | 6 July 2021

Sanitation worse than ever after floods hit informal settlement

Residents of Ethembeni in Khayelitsha say they urgently need ten to 15 chemical toilets


Brief | 5 July 2021

Where are our ward councillors? ask flood victims

Shacks flooded by heavy rains in Khayelitsha


News | 2 July 2021

Domestic worker’s decade long struggle to make her RDP house liveable

Six months after moving in, Nokwayintombi Pateni’s home has still not been electrified


News | 1 July 2021