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


Hundreds jailed for many years for stealing copper, gold and diamonds

As law-enforcement officers struggle to halt the rampant theft of precious metal and copper, often stolen from ...


Hawks detail many successes in several high-priority investigations

Since 2018, 55 of 187 people arrested, have been convicted for the murder of police officials.


Nine more arrests in Gauteng over July 2021 unrest

Police have arrested nine more people linked to the July unrest last year.


Hawks are investigating 22,477 cases worth R1.5-trillion

The Hawks are dealing with 22,477 cases with more than 500,000 charges, says Lt-Gen Godfrey Lebeya.


Young people in Africa concerned about rights of women and children

The 2022 African Youth Survey found that 81% of South Africans registered concern about GBV in the country.


CRIME STATS | Alcohol still a huge factor in crime

Alcohol is still one of the biggest contributors to crime.


Cele calls Steenhuisen a 'woman abuser who pressured wife to marry'

Police minister Bheki Cele said the DA should have 'dealt with' John Steenhuisen, claiming the DA leader "abused a ...


CRIME STATS | Murder in SA has increased by 11.5%

Murder in SA increased by 11.5% during the first quarter of the 2022/2023 financial year, says police minister Bheki ...


Former Rustenburg municipal manager charged over R11.9m tender

Former Rustenburg municipal manager Nqobile Sithole is charged with being in contravention of the Municipal Finance ...