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


‘New homes for family’: Pensioner wins R33m lottery

A North West pensioner who enjoys watching TV can now afford to do much more with his days than watch the small screen.


Home affairs officials dismissed for selling SA identities to foreigners

Two home affairs officials have been sanctioned and others are in the ministry's sight for selling the identities of ...


Customers rushing to buy inverters as load-shedding crisis worsens

Appliance stores are confirming a rush on inverters and generators as consumers endure extended electricity outages.


Buffalo kills tourist and injures farmer in Limpopo

Police are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man who was attacked by a buffalo on a Polokwane farm.


Nine accused to reappear in court for allegedly beating man to death

Nine people are set to return to the Taung magistrate's court on Monday in connection with the murder of a man accused ...


We agreed truck drivers will protest outside offices, not on highways: Cele

Police and truck drivers have come to an agreement that protesting truckers should do so in front of trucking ...


They danced until they died: Bheki Cele on Enyobeni tavern deaths

“They were dancing and when they collapsed they were just pushed away from the dance floor and left to die.”


As long as freedom is not realised the Freedom Charter does not exist, says Malema

As long as freedom is not realised and there is poverty and inequality in SA, the Freedom Charter does not exist. This ...


Zondo didn't deliver in his findings on state capture, says Malema

The EFF's stance on the state capture commission's findings is that chief justice and commission chairperson Raymond ...


Load-shedding to continue at stage 4 until Wednesday or longer

Stage 4 load-shedding will continue until Wednesday.