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

Nigerians fear xenophobia and violence in march on crime

The Nigerian Union SA (Nusa) has warned that a planned march to the Nigerian embassy in Pretoria next week to protest against crime has strong ...

Apartheid shooting survivor takes on LA cops

An SA man who witnessed the Strijdom Square massacre ​​is suing the Los Angeles Police Department for police brutality.

Protest leading to hacking of horse has been simmering for months

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

Horse slaughtered with pangas as racecourse labourers feud

At least one horse has been slaughtered with pangas and others attacked as a protest allegedly over UIF non-payment rages at the Fairview racecourse ...

Hammered by the economy, fledglings move back in with mom and dad

Just as they've left the nest, many young South Africans are moving back home again as the economy shrinks - taking with it their plans for the ...

Platreef says two dead, one missing and one hurt in mine shaft incident

Two mine workers died, one is missing and another has been injured after an iron bucket used for hoisting ore fell down a shaft onto a platform where ...

At least three miners believed killed in Limpopo platinum mine accident

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

Realities clash as slain woman’s mom and killer’s dad hear his fate

The family of Chantelle Barnard, and that of her murderer, Jurgen Vandekeere, sit metres apart at court.

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

A family whose daughter was murdered nine years ago received the justice they hoped for on Monday when Chantelle Barnard's killer was sentenced to ...

Purple ribbons for murder victim Chantelle Barnard as family await sentencing

The family of Chantelle Barnard, 20, who was murdered on a plot in Benoni nine years ago, are hoping to rebuild their lives after her killer is ...