Articles for Johnnie Isaac

“I had to beg for my child’s maintenance money”

The Department of Justice’s payment portal, MojoPay, has suspended electronic payments since May due to suspected fraud


News | 20 June 2024

The traffic department that hasn’t issued a ticket for years

“We used to have ticket books, but they were stolen” says a traffic officer in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape

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News | 15 May 2024

Millions owed to scholar transport providers in Eastern Cape

Total shutdown avoided after transport department promises to pay by 15 May, but disruptions reported in some areas

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Brief | 2 May 2024

Years of protests pay off as Eastern Cape village gets new high school

The R56-million Vukile Tshwete Senior Secondary has officially opened in Keiskammahoek after eight years of struggle


Brief | 19 March 2024

Community health workers march in East London

They want to be in-sourced and they want proper personal protective equipment


Brief | 11 March 2024

Walter Sisulu students spend the night in jail after NSFAS protest

University says it is NSFAS’s responsibility to resolve the issue with students


Brief | 12 October 2023

Flooding in Eastern Cape: municipality blames residents, residents blame municipality

1,200 people evacuated in Nelson Mandela Bay after heavy rains

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Photo Essay | 16 May 2023

Community protest at court to demand release of local “crime fighters”

At least 16 people linked to a crime-fighting group face charges of assaulting suspected criminals in Butterworth


Brief | 28 March 2023

Many Komani shack dwellers dare not move to safety despite floods

The low-lying informal settlement of Silvertown has been under water since Wednesday


Brief | 10 February 2023

Sex workers tell minister police rape, rob and abuse them

Bill to decriminalise sex work released


Brief | 9 December 2022

“We just ran for safety,” says fire victim

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


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


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


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


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