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Iavan Pijoos Journalist

Iavan Pijoos is a eager Johannesburg-based TimesLIVE and Sunday Times Daily journalist. He has a interest in crime, justice and human interest, and is a sport lover and avid golfer.

Six inmates escape after armed gang ambushes police truck on way to court


Six inmates escaped after an armed gang ambushed the police truck they were travelling in en route to court, Gauteng ...

Joburg pupil shoots grade 10 classmate during quarrel, turns gun on himself


A 16-year-old pupil from Daveyton in Ekurhuleni allegedly shot dead a classmate during an argument on the first day of ...

Shooter opens fire at Soweto dump site, killing four guards and wounding three


Preliminary investigations reveal that a man in possession of a rifle and a handgun arrived at the dump site entrance ...

Thieves steal Joburg metro police patrol car in Soweto


Johannesburg's metro police department has launched an internal investigation after thieves allegedly stole a marked ...

Families evacuated, emergency teams on high alert after Gauteng floods


At least 11 people from two households have been evacuated after flash floods in Alexandra next to the Jukskei River, ...

Concern about shortage of vets in SA


In a bid to deal with the shortage of veterinarians government should offer a subsidy to support vets in rural areas, a ...

WATCH | Manhunt launched for gang who bombed cash van in Krugersdorp


The gang of 12 rammed a Mercedes-Benz into a G4S van at about 6.45pm on Wednesday, shortly after it left the Silverstar ...

‘Never give up’: A KZN boy’s message during 3-month battle in hospital with leukaemia


'My son always tells his friends in hospital that they need to stay strong and keep on fighting, and that they are ...

Poached abalone seized in Bloemfontein smugglers’ den


The Hawks this week raided an illegal abalone-processing plant about as far from the sea as you can get — in ...