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

No increases for ministers, deputy ministers, premiers as ... No increases for ministers, deputy ministers, premiers as salaries frozen

High-ranking political office bearers take home the same salaries this year, for the third year in a row.

State of disaster extended for another month State of disaster extended for another month

The national state of disaster has been extended for another month, until June 15.

Cele admits DNA backlogs are severe but are being addressed Cele admits DNA backlogs are severe but are being addressed

Cele said the delays had been severe, but that 42% of dockets for crimes committed against women and children that had ...

Crime stats: Property and contact crimes plus CIT heists are down Crime stats: Property and contact crimes plus CIT heists are down

Police minister Bheki Cele said the police service is making strides in the fight against crime as provinces have ...

The killing of 24 police officers in three months is a ‘crisis’: ... The killing of 24 police officers in three months is a ‘crisis’: Bheki Cele

Police minister Bheki Cele said the death of police officers at the hands of criminals was a crisis which had the ...

Crime stats: Alcohol played a part in many violent assaults in SA Crime stats: Alcohol played a part in many violent assaults in SA

"Alcohol abuse is the albatross around one's neck for us in the SAPS and certainly for the communities we serve," ...

More than 9,500 rapes in three months: Cele vows crackdown on GBV More than 9,500 rapes in three months: Cele vows crackdown on GBV

"The sexual violence meted against women in this country is simply shameful," says police minister Bheki Cele.

Murder rate increases in KZN and Eastern Cape flagged by Bheki ... Murder rate increases in KZN and Eastern Cape flagged by Bheki Cele

The Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have seen double-digit increases in their murder rates, police minister Bheki Cele ...

Information regulator consulting lawyers over new WhatsApp policy Information regulator consulting lawyers over new WhatsApp policy

The Information Regulator SA is seeking legal advice after writing to WhatsApp LLC to ask it to revise the privacy ...

Gama blames contractors for alleged corruption in Transnet deals Gama blames contractors for alleged corruption in Transnet deals

Former Transnet CEO Siyabonga Gama said it wasn't the state entity but its contractors who had been doing deals with ...

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