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

SA and Botswana to fix 126km of rail line between the countries


Transnet Freight Rail and Botswana Railways have agreed to join forces to fix 126km of rail line between Swartruggens ...

Joburg mayor ill, new date will be set for meeting with Soweto residents


Mayor Mpho Phalatse has conveyed her apologies to residents and says a new date will be confirmed in consultation with ...

Capitec Bank offline, millions without online banking services


About 16.7-million people were without online banking on Friday morning as Capitec Bank continued to struggle to get ...

What was meant by police minister's 'lucky rape' comment?


Police minister Bheki Cele faces another foot-in-mouth saga, this time for his comments on the horrific rapes at a ...

Prasa taking action against 3,000 ghost employees, says Mbalula


The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is investigating how 3,000 unverified employees got onto its payroll.

Here’s how cops plan to bring down violent crime ...


Police believe improved crime trends analysis, focus on illegal firearms, tighter liquor controls and roadblocks will ...

Human remains with 'bullet holes' in the skull found in veld in Mpumalanga


A person collecting firewood on Thursday evening made the gruesome discovery of human skeletal remains near a farm in ...

Food prices increased by 1.3% in July — households underspend on nutrition


A trip to the shops will cost 1.3% more than it did in June, according to the latest household affordability index.

Battery storage suppliers appointed to help stabilise Eskom’s power output


Eskom has awarded two contracts for battery storage for its flagship Battery Energy Storage System project.

SA population grows despite Covid-19, high HIV rate


"The social and economic effect of losing so many elderly people to the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be felt in many ...