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

WATCH | ConCourt hammer attack suspect is a convicted murderer


The man arrested for breaking the windows at the Constitutional Court with a hammer on Wednesday was a parolee with a ...

Missing hiker found dead on Table Mountain


A hiker who went missing on Table Mountain on Wednesday afternoon has been found dead.

Stay clear of the beach: Durban North beaches closed after substance found in waters


eThekwini has temporarily closed the North, Bay, Battery, Country Club 1 & 2,  eThekwini and Laguna beaches due to a ...

Kidnapped schoolgirl spends first night back with her family since November


An 11-year-old kidnap victim spent the first night with her family on Wednesday night since being snatched from the EP ...

Eastern Cape school tells pupils to provide pregnancy, drug test results


A top-performing school in the Eastern Cape has asked its pupils to bring drug and pregnancy test results when they ...

Police fire warning shot to stop man smashing Constitutional Court windows


A man was arrested on Wednesday morning for using a hammer to smash the windows of the ConCourt in Johannesburg.

Kidnapped Mayfair schoolgirl found alive


The 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped in front of the EP Baumann Primary School in Mayfair, Johannesburg, in November ...

Emerging farmer loses 50ha of cattle feed to weekend fire


An emerging farmer has lost 50ha of cattle feed after a fire was allegedly started on her land in the North West.

National Assembly: Fourth floor smouldering but fire under control


A crew of about 10 firefighters are damping down the last hot spots after a fire in parliament’s National Assembly ...