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

Cop accused of punching store manager allegedly 'under influence', court hears

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The cop famously captured on CCTV assaulting a Pick n Pay store manager was allegedly "under the influence" at the time.

WATCH | Ipid investigating punch-drunk cop after assault captured on CCTV

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A police officer will be appearing in the Boksburg magistrate's court on Thursday after allegedly assaulting a Pick n ...

Orange Farm residents out for revenge after child killings

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A Gauteng community is tearing itself apart as neighbours turn on neighbours and police flee from airborne stones.

Orange Farm residents hunt for missing child, fearing the worst

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Residents launched a manhunt to find a man they believed had been spotted with a child reported missing from a school ...

Protest leading to hacking of horse has been simmering for months

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The International Racing Club has called the incident at the Fairview racecourse in Port Elizabeth a "low day in SA ...

At least three miners believed killed in Limpopo platinum mine accident

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Authorities are on the scene at a mining incident in Mokopane, Limpopo

Jurgen Vandekeere gets life for rape and murder nine years after crimes

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A family whose daughter was murdered nine years ago received the justice they hoped for on Monday when Chantelle ...

SAHRC 'deeply concerned' about Zim, despite journalist's release from prison

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The SA Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned about reports of human rights violations in Zimbabwe

Hold up, gym bunnies — you might not be able to work out just yet

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It's been four months of no gym, and even though South Africans have been permitted to hit the pavement, many a cough ...

A lost pilot, an unrepaired plane fault and a fatal mistake: CAA report unpacks unusual ...

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The Civil Aviation Authority has released three reports detailing unusual incidents in SA's skies.

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