Articles by Johnnie Isaac

Court fines former Eastern Cape principal R4,000 for lowering learner into pit toilet

Lubeko Mgandela pleaded guilty to a charge of child abuse in the Tsolo Magistrates Court on Wednesday

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22 July 2021

Vaccine registration system cannot work in rural areas, says doctor

Logistics of rollout need to be simpler in the Eastern Cape

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22 June 2021

East London residents say they live in filth

Rubbish strewn and sewage flooded streets are a daily curse in Duncan Village

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18 June 2021

Parents shut down school over inflated rent

Governing body says R138k per month building is unsuitable for schooling

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3 June 2021

Elderly in rural Eastern Cape struggling to register for vaccines

No smartphones, poor connectivity and a lack of transport make registering impractical

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27 May 2021

Eastern Cape villagers have to cross a river to reach their nearest clinic

Provincial health department says National Health Insurance programme will help rural residents to access health care

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20 May 2021

Principal accused of child abuse makes court appearance

Eastern Cape MEC for Education visits school and family

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25 March 2021

School principal charged with attempted murder after pit toilet incident

Child was lowered into toilet to fetch cellphone

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16 March 2021

More than 500 learners not placed in schools in Buffalo City

Department has cut the school transport budget

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11 March 2021

High demand for Covid-19 vaccine among Eastern Cape health workers

After initial reluctance there is now great excitement, as rollout proceeds

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4 March 2021

Learners doorstop Eastern Cape Premier and MEC to complain about school conditions

Mabuyane promises to make sure officials are sent to the schools to assess the problems

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24 February 2021

Community health workers disrupt clinics in Eastern Cape

They have been demanding to be made permanent for years

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18 February 2021

Eastern Cape reverses decision to terminate 600 health workers

Health department apologises for confusion

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5 February 2021

What this municipality hadn’t done in years, Gift of the Givers did in just three days

Water quality still has to be tested, but Eastern Cape villages now have boreholes

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4 December 2020

Covid-19: Health department warning on initiation schools

Eastern Cape will probe issuing of certificates when schools are still closed

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25 November 2020