Articles by Johnnie Isaac

Duncan Village residents chase away government officials

Residents upset that officials were accompanied by people affiliated to the ward councillor who they say has neglected them

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22 September 2021

Banking glitch triggers health workers’ strike in Eastern Cape

Department of Health promises employees will get salary within hours

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17 September 2021

PRASA blames Covid-19 and vandalism for collapsing East London train service

Some stations GroundUp visited were derelict

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7 September 2021

Woman dies after waiting seven hours for ambulance in East London

Health department says the service is under extreme pressure due to increases in Covid-19 infections. But apparently only 300 of its 440 ambulances are operational

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30 August 2021

Prisoners accuse government of parole delays

While Correctional Services denies there is a backlog, the Judicial Inspectorate says there is a problem

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26 August 2021

Eastern Cape communities want “death trap” road fixed

The provincial department of transport has allocated R1.5 million for repairs but admits it is not enough to rehabilitate the R58 road

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17 August 2021

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