Articles by Vincent Lali

Cape storm leaves hundreds without “toilets”

“Flood victims now shit in buckets inside their shacks and empty them into the dam. I do the same.”

By Vincent Lali - 13 July 2020

“Illegal strike” says department as teachers down tools at Kraaifontein school

Teachers say they are fed up with working conditions under Covid-19

By Vincent Lali - 10 July 2020

Bulelani Qolani: What happened before he was dragged naked from his shack?

We have reviewed videos and interviewed witnesses

By Vincent Lali and James Stent - 9 July 2020

Bheki Cele and JP Smith trade accusations

Call for cops who dragged naked man out of shack to be arrested

By Vincent Lali - 5 July 2020

Human Rights Commission to investigate after man dragged naked from his shack

Shack dwellers march to police station in protest

By Vincent Lali - 2 July 2020

Community healthcare workers down tools

Union wants outsourcing stopped and workers integrated with health department

By Vincent Lali - 19 June 2020

Covid-19: COSAS closes down Cape Town school

Matric students sent home

By Vincent Lali - 18 June 2020

Shack dwellers make up their own housing list for new City of Cape Town project

Dozens try to occupy land set aside for Maroela Project

By Vincent Lali - 18 June 2020

Electricity protests after RDP homeowners disconnect informal settlement

“Our electricity boxes trip and only start to work the following day” says RDP homeowner in Mfuleni

By Vincent Lali - 22 May 2020
Photo of woman in protective suit

Covid-19: Emergency workers resort to making their own protective equipment

But Western Cape Health says workers do have sufficient equipment

By Vincent Lali and Barbara Maregele - 6 May 2020
Photo of a woman

Sleepless nights for Empolweni homeless

After their shacks were demolished during the lockdown, families have been left in dire straits and at the mercy of criminals

By Vincent Lali - 30 April 2020
Photo of broken toilets full of rubble

The never-ending nightmare of going to the toilet in Burundi settlement

City of Cape Town says five janitors clean the communal toilets daily

By Vincent Lali - 23 April 2020
Photo of a family

Covid-19: How a woman copes without a toilet or water

“I make my kids stay in my yard or lie in bed throughout the day”

By Vincent Lali - 18 April 2020
Photo of brick building

Covid-19: People seek shelter at church after City demolishes shacks in Khayelitsha

Residents say they are unable to rebuild their shacks and unable to return to their former backyards

By Vincent Lali - 15 April 2020
Photo of protest

City officers shoot at Khayelitsha protesters

Conflict over how to respond to land occupation during lockdown intensifies

By Vincent Lali - 12 April 2020
Photo of demolished shacks

Activists and Cape Town law enforcement clash in Khayelitsha

Dispute over shack demolitions during Covid-19 lockdown escalates

By Vincent Lali - 11 April 2020