Articles for Johnnie Isaac

“We just ran for safety,” says fire victim

Nompumelelo Maqhulumane is among nearly 160 left homeless by a fire in Buffalo City on Sunday

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Brief | 8 November 2022

Eastern Cape towns without water for two weeks

Striking workers at Amathole District Municipality say they are not to blame

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News | 12 August 2022

Learners protest against “drastic and unacceptable” changes to school infrastructure law

Equal Education members demand Eastern Cape education MEC intervene

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Brief | 14 July 2022

Rural Eastern Cape nurses demand special allowance

Health department agrees to meet nursing unions next week over allegations of unpaid allowances

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Brief | 17 June 2022

Hundreds of Amathole workers march to block municipal manager’s reappointment

SAMWU accuses Mthandeki Mnyimba of being incapable of running the municipality and victimising workers who speak out against him

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Brief | 9 June 2022

Municipality fails to pay its workers their May salaries

Community leaders call for Amahlathi municipality to be disbanded

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News | 6 June 2022

Eastern Cape farmers demand more support from government

Developing farmers marched to the provincial government on Tuesday to call for more security of tenure, more resources, and an end to corruption

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Brief | 1 June 2022

Immigrants fear kidnappers in the Eastern Cape

Hawks say they are investigating 14 cases

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News | 3 May 2022

Student nurses in Eastern Cape demand jobs from provincial government

The health department says it does not have enough money to hire these nurses when they qualify at the end of March

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Brief | 11 March 2022

Buffalo City residents march on municipality with long list of broken services

Billing errors, overflowing sewage, pothole-ridden roads - these are just some of the complaints

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Brief | 7 March 2022

Municipal officials accused of complicity in land grab

Buffalo City denies it but has launched a probe

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News | 3 February 2022

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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News | 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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Brief | 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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News | 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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News | 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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News | 26 August 2021