Paul Ash Senior reporter

Paul Ash is a senior reporter at the Sunday Times, covering transport, environment and wildlife, farming, tourism and defence. He was a 14-year veteran of the paper's travel section before moving to the newsroom in 2020 to focus on writing, reporting and telling stories in sound.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Giraffes fight fair by picking on a rival their own size, SA research finds

When it comes to sparring over mates, giraffes - unlike the average human bar brawler - tend to pick on rivals their own size.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Union parks hopes on court application while Greyhound buses go under the hammer

As Greyhound's buses went under the hammer this week, the union representing the defunct bus operator's workers are hoping the courts will find the ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Scrap thieves caught on the trot in two one-horsepower getaway vehicles

A trio of scrap thieves was caught hot to trot in Cape Town on Wednesday after law enforcement officers in Epping waved down an overloaded cart ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Lions and cheetahs safe as wildfire burns past Gauteng animal sanctuary

The predators and antelopes at the Lion & Safari Park near Broederstroom escaped harm on Tuesday after an uncontained wildfire burnt up to the ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Hail of bullets: where rounds go when fired into the sky

Celebratory gunfire may be blast for those pulling the trigger, but it can and has resulted in death

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Not fare: Airlink berated for misleading ad for 25% discount

SA's advertising watchdog has found regional airline Airlink guilty of misleading advertising after a consumer complaint over a special offer ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Rights of millions trampled, safety threatened as government drags feet over ...

The rights of millions of South Africans have been jeopardised by government's failure to pass a four-year-old bill that would have compelled police ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Covid-19 infographic showing vaccine benefits ‘definitely not fake news’, says ...

The infographic shows dramatic differences between the number of vaccinated versus unvaccinated people admitted to Groote Schuur’s wards.

Paul Ash Senior reporter
‘Petty spectrum politics’: No winners as Icasa claws back emergency spectrum

The decision by communications authorities to claw back the emergency radio spectrum used by mobile phone operators could not have come at a worse ...

Paul Ash Senior reporter
Promising new Covid drugs are in the pipeline. Here they are

Treatments have so far been few and far between, as drug companies focus on building vaccine capacity