Articles by Johnnie Isaac

Dozens of brick and mortar homes built by occupiers demolished on Monday

Public Works claims it only demolished newly built and incomplete homes

By Johnnie Isaac - 29 July 2020

Covid-19: Eastern Cape doctor describes life-and-death decisions

“There’s no doubt that this is the biggest challenge we face in the living memory of being in practice for 20 years”

By Johnnie Isaac - 21 July 2020

SASSA applicants camped outside Mdantsane office

“I noticed that most people getting served were those who had camped here the night before, so I decided to join them”

By Johnnie Isaac - 27 May 2020

Health workers disrupt wards over lack of protection

“The Superintendent-General was here two weeks ago and he promised to deliver to the cries of the employees”

By Johnnie Isaac - 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Hundreds of social grant applicants turned away in East London

Scuffles break out as desperate people try to get to the front of the queue

By Johnnie Isaac - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 30 March 2020
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Angry Butterworth protesters send mayor away

Residents ask Premier to drink borehole water, but he refuses

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 19 February 2020
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Residents tell Eastern Cape Premier they have lost all faith in their municipality

Various attempts to fix Amahlathi have failed

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik and Johnnie Isaac - 7 February 2020
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Mthatha school has been waiting 18 months for pit toilets

Learners use an open field, teachers go to neighbouring houses

By Johnnie Isaac - 5 February 2020
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RDP houses torched after evictions in Fynbos

Clashes erupted between occupiers of homes and those claiming to be the legitimate housing beneficiaries

By Johnnie Isaac - 15 November 2019
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Ramaphosa visits Uyinene Mrwetyana’s family

President calls for national campaign against violence against women

By Johnnie Isaac - 6 September 2019
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Interns march on Eastern Cape Premier’s office demanding jobs

Some want funding for their own businesses

By Johnnie Isaac - 5 September 2019
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Eastern Cape village fights for its school

Children and teachers learn at the risk of the ceiling falling on them

By Johnnie Isaac - 21 August 2019
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“Give us opportunities not handouts” say people with disabilities

“Disabled people can run businesses like everybody else”

By Johnnie Isaac - 22 July 2019

New Monwabisi Beach upgrade promised

Plans for the upgrade of Monwabisi Beach will be finalised early this year, says the City of Cape Town.

Mary-Anne Gontsana and Johnnie Isaac - 9 January 2015

Mfuleni youth question Ramaphosa

Lack of jobs for black graduates was among concerns raised by young people in a meeting with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa in Mfuleni yesterday.

Johnnie Isaac - 7 January 2015