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

Parliament speaker slates travel bans on SA at Brics forum

National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula lashed out on Saturday night against travel restrictions imposed on SA and other African countries ...

Don't panic: Omicron symptoms seem to be mild — Doctor

SA Medical Association chair Dr Angelique Coetzee said Omicron has so far not been shown to have severe symptoms.

President Ramaphosa to address the nation on Covid-19 variant Omicron

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm on Sunday night on SA's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Vaccination is critical now': Western Cape government 'devastated' over the ...

Western Cape premier Alan Winde said he had maintained the need to save both lives and jobs at the national coronavirus command council on Saturday.

Robbery suspect arrested after going to cops to report 'stolen car'

A KwaZulu-Natal robbery suspect will appear in court on Monday after reporting his vehicle — which he is alleged to have used in a business robbery — ...

Joburg mayor to meet experts over new Covid-19 variant

Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse has expressed her concern about the new Covid-19 variant reported this week.

Eastern Cape police ruin Friday night for drug dealers and illegal liquor ...

Delinquents had their Friday night ruined as Eastern Cape police cracked down on illegal liquor outlets and drug dealers

Tortilla the tortoise gets her groove back after blood transfusion

Tortilla, a confiscated Leopard tortoise, is recovering after receiving a blood transfusion at the Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinarian Hospital at the ...

Man arrested for false claim of child kidnapping and hijacking

"A false report puts a lot of strain on police resources which could have been directed to real incidents of crime and to victims who genuinely need ...

Police register inquest docket after man burns to death in car

Police in Muldersdrift have registered an inquest docket after a man reportedly burned to death on Saturday.