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

162 pupils abducted at night from North West school in five ... 162 pupils abducted at night from North West school in five bakkie loads

The mob blew whistles to attract the attention of the Tirelong schoolboys who then broke down hostel doors, windows and ...

Man electrocuted while working on an electrical box Man electrocuted while working on an electrical box

A man was electrocuted on Wednesday afternoon while working on an electrical box in Ikageng, Potchefstroom, in the ...

ConCourt hammer attack suspect is a convicted murderer 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 ...

ANC distances itself from Magashule's Limpopo visit ANC distances itself from Magashule's Limpopo visit

The ANC in Limpopo has distanced itself from a planned visit by suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule to the ...

Stay clear of the beach: Durban North beaches closed after ... 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 ...

Missing hiker found dead on Table Mountain Missing hiker found dead on Table Mountain

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

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

Emerging farmer loses 50ha of cattle feed to weekend fire 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.