Articles by Johnnie Isaac

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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

Khayelitsha pastor accused of rape has case to answer, says state

The state said it has completed its investigation on rape allegations against Khayelitsha pastor Dumisani Mathibela, and the pastor has a case to answer.

Johnnie Isaac - 11 December 2014

Residents blame Eskom and Zuma for fire that leaves dozens homeless

Residents of Kanana informal settlement in Gugulethu have blamed power cuts for a fire that left over a hundred people homeless on Friday evening.

Johnnie Isaac - 8 December 2014

Hundreds of extended public works employees picket in city centre

Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees came in their hundreds to picket outside the City of Cape Town offices in the Civic Centre on Thursday. They were demanding permanent employment. Protesters went to several entrances to the building while waiting for their representatives who were meeting with the City officials.

Johnnie Isaac - 4 December 2014

Criminal justice system at fault, Peter’s defence tells court

The criminal justice system had failed by releasing Rowan du Preez, the court heard yesterday in the trial of Angy Peter and three others for du Preez’s murder.

Johnnie Isaac - 27 November 2014

Sentence hearing for Angy Peter begins

This week, witnesses began testifying in the sentencing hearing of Angy Peter, Isaac Mbadu, Azola Dayimani and Christopher Dina.

Johnnie Isaac - 25 November 2014

Dead man left to “cook” in sun for hours

Mahlubandile Mdingi lay dead for seven hours on a street corner in Bardale extension, Mfuleni, before the health department’s pathology services took his body away.

Johnnie Isaac and GroundUp staff - 25 November 2014

Scrum over quotas to transform rugby

South African rugby represents the “rainbow failure”, says rugby writer Mark Fredericks, and quotas will not help.

Johnnie Isaac - 18 November 2014

Small Claims court opens its doors in Khayelitsha

The Khayelitsha Community has been urged to use the small claims court to resolve financial disputes for amounts of up to R15,000. The court was relaunched on Friday. It was established in 2010, but never functioned.

Johnnie Isaac - 17 November 2014

Poor sanitation and lousy maps contribute to Khayelitsha’s crime problems

Following the Khayelitsha Inquiry into Policing, a series of meetings are being organised between SAPS and the Khayelitsha community. One took place at the University of Cape Town's middle campus on the weekend.

Johnnie Isaac - 11 November 2014