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

Nine to spend weekend in jail after cellphone robbery and drug busts

Nine people have been arrested after a cellphone business robbery and a drug bust in the Western Cape.

Make use of cannabis tax gold mine, say accountants

Apart from duties and VAT on the production and distribution of legalised cannabis, the “sin tax” on cigarettes and alcohol could also apply to this ...

Suspected drug dealer dies speeding away from cops

A suspected drug dealer died on Thursday after a head-on collision while fleeing from police in Durban.

SA restaurants, taverns hammered by lockdown are pro-vaccines but can’t force ...

Should restaurant and tavern patrons produce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate before they are allowed inside?

Pretoria ‘beach’ owners sink plans for hotel, despite R3m planning costs

Pressure from homeowners’ association sees Blyde Riverwalk development return to core family, security values

Four schoolchildren abducted in Polokwane — search activated

Four children were hijacked together with their driver on Wednesday morning in Bendor, Polokwane.

City Power: We’re working to fix Robertsham outage

City Power says it has restored electricity to four areas after the Robertsham substation fire on Monday evening.

No pay today: Sedibeng Water gives workers a day’s notice, claims union

Workers at Sedibeng Water have downed tools after learning on Tuesday they will not be paid today.

‘I would tell them to f**k off’: Restaurant owner pushes back after taking flak ...

When Angelo Zachariades, the owner of Mozambik in Menlyn Mall, Pretoria, tweeted his pride that all his staff members had been vaccinated against ...

Costly outcome of power outage for resident after Joburg substation blaze

Several areas in the south of Johannesburg will remain without power until substation repairs and replacement work are completed.