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

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Why we hate: New research into SA's anti-immigrant attitude

Violent and dishonest. A survey on anti-immigrant sentiment found this to be a common view among South Africans ...

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Cop accused of punching store manager allegedly 'under influence', court hears

The cop famously captured on CCTV assaulting a Pick n Pay store manager was allegedly "under the influence" at the time.

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WATCH | Ipid investigating punch-drunk cop after assault captured on CCTV

A police officer will be appearing in the Boksburg magistrate's court on Thursday after allegedly assaulting a Pick n ...

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‘Nowadays it’s feet first for the ladies’, so scrub up and sneak in for the win

A booming sport-shoe trade has given rise to secondary sneaker industries and locals are cashing in

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Orange Farm residents out for revenge after child killings

A Gauteng community is tearing itself apart as neighbours turn on neighbours and police flee from airborne stones

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Orange Farm residents hunt for missing child, fearing the worst

Residents launched a manhunt to find a man they believed had been spotted with a child reported missing from a school ...

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Empty nesters no more as South African youth moves back home

Nearly two-thirds of young people have had to go back to their parents due to the economic impact of Covid-19

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Protest leading to hacking of horse has been simmering for months

The International Racing Club has called the incident at the Fairview racecourse in Port Elizabeth a "low day in SA ...

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Horse slaughtered with pangas as racecourse labourers feud

At least one horse has been slaughtered with pangas and others attacked as a protest allegedly over UIF non-payment ...

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Platreef says two dead, one missing and one hurt in mine shaft incident

Two mine workers died, one is missing and another has been injured after an iron bucket used for hoisting ore fell down ...

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