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

Don't panic: Omicron symptoms seem to be mild — Doctor Don't panic: Omicron symptoms seem to be mild — Doctor

SA Medical Association chair Dr Angelique Coetzee said Omicron has so far not been shown to have severe symptoms.

Parliament speaker slates travel bans on SA at Brics forum Parliament speaker slates travel bans on SA at Brics forum

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula lashed out on Saturday night against travel restrictions imposed on ...

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Covid-19 variant ... President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Covid-19 variant Omicron

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night on SA's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Vaccination is critical now': Western Cape government ... 'Vaccination is critical now': Western Cape government 'devastated' over the travel bans

Western Cape premier Alan Winde said he had maintained the need to save both lives and jobs at the national coronavirus ...

Eastern Cape police ruin Friday night for drug dealers Eastern Cape police ruin Friday night for drug dealers

Delinquents had their Friday night ruined as Eastern Cape police cracked down on illegal liquor outlets and drug dealers

Joburg mayor to meet experts over new Covid-19 variant Joburg mayor to meet experts over new Covid-19 variant

Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse has expressed her concern about the new Covid-19 variant reported this week.

Man arrested for false claim of child kidnapping and hijacking Man arrested for false claim of child kidnapping and hijacking

"A false report puts a lot of strain on police resources which could have been directed to real incidents of crime and ...

Blast at Motherwell house blows the lid off illegal abalone ... Blast at Motherwell house blows the lid off illegal abalone processing

A gas explosion at a house in Motherwell in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape revealed a trove of poached abalone ...

Joburg water systems improve after massive planned interruption Joburg water systems improve after massive planned interruption

Water levels continue to improve in Johannesburg after a planned Rand Water interruption ended on Saturday.