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


Yoh, petrol's gone up - but you can save on fuel if you follow these tips

While there are no winners, there are ways for motorists to reduce their fuel consumption.


Total says it 'trusts the government of Mozambique' after ambush by Islamic militants

Oil and gas company Total has removed non-essential workers days after saying that it was safe for them to return to ...


SA will have to wait until at least Wednesday for 'update' on King Zwelithini's successor

The nation will have to wait until after a Wednesday meeting to hear about the succession of the Zulu monarch


Gnu dawn, gnu facts: wildebeest study gives more insight into sleep

The ungulate is one of many animals being looked at in a greater study on why we sleep and how human sleep works


Yesterday was practice — today the vaccine rollout hits second-gear

On Wednesday the hospital did a test run of 20 shots of the 80,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines which arrived in the ...


South African man shot in groin during US #blacklivesmatter protest faces criminal trial

SA author, anti-apartheid activist and security expert Bradley Steyn, who lives in the US, said on Monday he had been ...


Family drive turns to horror after car drives over bee hive, with windows open

What started out as a relaxing family drive in a nature estate in Mpumalanga ended in horror after a freak accident ...


Beitbridge chaos subsides as thousands of Zimbabwe residents re-enter South Africa

At Beitbridge, in Limpopo, the floating white wings intermingle with thousands of people coming back into the country ...


ANC councillor Patrick Mnxunyeni says he was bust by cops while working on New Year's Eve

Khayelitsha sub-council chair Patrick Mnxunyeni says he spent four hours at the Bothasig police station in Cape Town on ...


'That's an old pic', says Thulas Nxesi as minister is accused of flouting lockdown rules

An image allegedly showing labour minister Thulas Nxesi flouting the lockdown regulations on Thursday by socialising ...