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

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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 ...

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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.

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Nine more arrests in Gauteng over July 2021 unrest

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

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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.

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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.

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CRIME STATS | Alcohol still a huge factor in crime

Alcohol is still one of the biggest contributors to crime.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...