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

TikToker 'Clean Cut Skolly' goes viral to ease Covid-19 gloom

His TikTok videos may be helping people to smile through a pandemic, but juggling them with his day job is a serious business, says Clean Cut Skolly.

Yoh, petrol's gone up - but you can save on fuel if you follow these tips

While there are no winners, there are ways for motorists to reduce their fuel consumption.

Jobless dad ‘poisoned toddler rather than let her starve’

Made destitute by lockdown, his partner says he is on the run after trying to ‘save’ his family from desperate poverty

Gym bunnies go all out as Gauteng’s open spaces get busy

Fitness enthusiasts discover the outdoors anew in search of self-improvement and escape from lockdown

Joburg dad's desperation leads to tragic poisoning of toddler

As Phiwokuhle Ndlovu was laid to rest on Wednesday, her father was being sought by police for allegedly poisoning the toddler.

Mozambique attacks: Still no word on whether SA would send troops

SA still not clear on whether SANDF will go into the bordering country

Total says it 'trusts the government of Mozambique' after ambush by Islamic ...

Oil and gas company Total has removed non-essential workers days after saying that it was safe for them to return to Mozambique

'Simply disastrous': 10-year toxicology lab wait on why toddlers died

Joshua Greig, 2, was playing in the preschool sandpit with friends when he went limp. Fifteen minutes later, soon after arriving at hospital, he was ...

Antique vampire-killing kit up for sale in SA

The collection of items were once owned by a priest in Europe who's photograph comes in the mahogany box.

SA-born billionaire is behind development of new 'game-changer' pill to prevent ...

Patrick Soon-Shiong has partnered with Biovac to created a vaccine which can be taken in pill form, Alex Patrick reports.