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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 ...


Three found with explosives near Zim-SA border, link to ATM crime under investigation

Explosives of this nature were in the past found to have been used in ATM bombings.


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, ...


Len Cloete awake, strong enough to start rehab after shooting: investigator

Len Cloete, who was shot in the head by a police officer after an altercation at a Gauteng lodge in November, is awake ...


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 ...