Alex Patrick is a Sunday Times and TimesLIVE reporter with a keen interest in crime, environmental and socioeconomic issues.


Nine to spend weekend in jail after cellphone robbery and drug busts

Nine people have been arrested after a cellphone business robbery and a drug bust in the Western Cape.


Suspected drug dealer dies speeding away from cops

A suspected drug dealer died on Thursday after a head-on collision while fleeing from police in Durban.


Four children abducted en route to school in Polokwane — search activated

Four children were hijacked together with their driver on Wednesday morning in Bendor, Polokwane.


‘Traumatised’ orphan baboon will soon get a surrogate mom

A baby chacma baboon is receiving care at the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Hospital after her mother was shot and ...


Policeman due in court for ‘dragging wife behind car with her fingers trapped in window’

A Bloemfontein police constable will appear in court on Monday for allegedly trapping his wife’s fingers in a car ...


Fifty kidnapped Ethiopian nationals rescued in Johannesburg sting

Fifty kidnapped Ethiopian nationals were rescued on Thursday night after an intelligence operation led to a house in ...


Soldier in court, accused of killing his girlfriend

A soldier is set to appear in court on Friday after allegedly shooting and killing his partner in Malelana, Mpumalanga ...


Holiday letting to be phased out at Pretoria's Blyde 'beach' estate

Pretoria's “beach” will no longer have guests for the weekend after a meeting with homeowners voted in favour of ...


Poor pay, no breaks: ‘New’ SAA staff complain about ‘deplorable’ working conditions

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says there are major issues at SAA, prompting a picket protest by its members ...


St Lucia teen swept out to sea on Monday still missing

A local teenager is still missing after being swept out to sea in St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday afternoon.