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Oscar Pistorius: Leave of appeal's not a reflection on Masipa says Gerrie Nel
Oscar Pistorius: Leave of appeal's not a reflection on Masipa says Gerrie Nel
Advocate Gerrie Nel, who is representing the Steenkamp’s, said that the application for leave of appeal was not a reflection on Masipa.
Steenkamp family welcome NPA's appeal of Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence
Steenkamp family welcome NPA's appeal of Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence
The NPA's appeal of Oscar Pistorius’ “shockingly lenient” sentence has been welcomed by the Steenkamp family and the ANC women’s league
NPA seeks leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence
NPA seeks leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius's six-year sentence
Oscar Pistorius’s sentence is 'shockingly lenient' and 'disproportionate to the crime of murder', the National Prosecuting Authority has said.
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison
Judge Thokozile Masipa has delivered the former Paralympian's revised sentence after his conviction was changed to murder.
Court of public opinion holds sway in Oscar Pistorius case
Court of public opinion holds sway in Oscar Pistorius case
There is a gaping hole between how the legal system waded through the mess of evidence and how those outside court did.
Let's redirect our Oscar Pistorius outrage to the broken and unbalanced justice system
Let's redirect our Oscar Pistorius outrage to the broken and unbalanced justice system
Editorial: Even if Pistorius goes to jail for the rest of his life, it won’t fix the broken, failing and unbalanced justice system.
‘The Oscar Pistorius Interview’: Are we being manipulated? If so, by whom?
‘The Oscar Pistorius Interview’: Are we being manipulated? If so, by whom?
The Paralympian will soon learn his fate. It comes after a well-publicised TV interview some believe was used to influence the judge.
What the Oscar Pistorius trials tell us about racism in SA's judiciary
What the Oscar Pistorius trials tell us about racism in SA's judiciary
The debate about the quality of high court judges reflects a different cultural clash in which incompetence is often associated with black people.
New sentence may be end of the road for Oscar
New sentence may be end of the road for Oscar
The appeal court's murder ruling is not based on a controversial principle, so his options are limited.
Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced in June
Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced in June
The former Paralympian made a brief appearance in the Pretoria high court today to confirm the postponement of his sentencing.
Oscar Pistorius claims SCA 'discriminated' against him
Oscar Pistorius claims SCA 'discriminated' against him
The Paralympian's Concourt appeal papers claim that the Supreme Court of Appeal discriminated against his "disability, vulnerability and anxiety".
Oscar Pistorius appeals murder conviction in Concourt
Oscar Pistorius appeals murder conviction in Concourt
Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has filed papers with the Constitutional Court in a bid to appeal his conviction, his legal team confirmed.
Pistorius: The 'ugh' story that won't go away
Pistorius: The 'ugh' story that won't go away
There's something odd about being fixated on the Pistorius case while the country implodes.
SCA finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder
SCA finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder
The Supreme Court of Appeal has replaced Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction with murder.
Oscar Pistorius's fate hinges on one question
Oscar Pistorius's fate hinges on one question
Did the Paralympian athlete foresee that firing four shots into a toilet door would kill the person behind it?
Oscar Pistorius set to be released next week
Oscar Pistorius set to be released next week
The correctional services department has confirmed that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be released on correctional supervision on Tuesday.
Parole board denies Pistorius bail, recommends psychotherapy
Parole board denies Pistorius bail, recommends psychotherapy
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has officially been denied bail after an earlier decision to release him in August was found to be premature.
Pistorius injustice demeans us
Pistorius injustice demeans us
The timing of the extrajudicial decision to delay the athlete's release was inhuman and degrading.
Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter
Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter
Reeva Steenkamp's parents are adamant Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter, telling Australian television their life has been ruined.
Justice minister delays Pistorius's release
Justice minister delays Pistorius's release
Michael Masutha has called for a parole board review of Oscar Pistorius's release, saying he wasn't technically eligible for consideration.
Oscar Pistorius release: 'Reeva would have been 32 today'
Oscar Pistorius release: 'Reeva would have been 32 today'
Steenkamp's parents are remembering their daughter on what would have been her 32nd birthday, two days before the planned release of Oscar Pistorius.
Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate
Why parole for Oscar Pistorius is perfectly legitimate
Pistorius was convicted for what was deemed a tragic accident. In light of the verdict, he has not been subject to special sentencing treatment.
Steenkamp parents condemn decision to free Pistorius
Steenkamp parents condemn decision to free Pistorius
The parents of Reeva Steenkamp have condemned a decision to free the Paralympian on parole in August, when he will have served just 10 months in jail.
Pistorius to be freed on probation on August 21
Pistorius to be freed on probation on August 21
Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison to serve out the remainder of his five-year sentence under correctional supervision.
Pistorius loses bid to prevent state from appealing conviction
Pistorius loses bid to prevent state from appealing conviction
Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was nothing new in the counsel's submissions and it would be tantamount to reviewing her own decision.
Pistorius: NPA receives notice to contest state's appeal
Pistorius: NPA receives notice to contest state's appeal
Oscar Pistorius's lawyers have applied for leave to appeal Judge Masipa's decision to allow the state to appeal his conviction.
Pistorius family company named in price-fixing allegations
Pistorius family company named in price-fixing allegations
Hendrik Pistorius & CO, a company founded by grandfather of convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been fined for alleged price-fixing since 1995.
Pistorius's conviction appeal granted
Pistorius's conviction appeal granted
However, Judge Masipa dismissed the sentencing appeal of Oscar Pistorius, saying she did not believe the sentence was "shockingly inappropriate".
Nel: Pistorius shown 'too much mercy'
Nel: Pistorius shown 'too much mercy'
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is appealing the judgment in the Oscar Pistorius case, says the sentence was "shockingly inappropriate".
Pistorius's lawyers oppose State appeal
Pistorius's lawyers oppose State appeal
Pistorius's team opposing the appeal means Judge Masipa will have to hear arguments from both sides, which will take more time than a regular appeal.
State submits application to appeal Pistorius sentence
State submits application to appeal Pistorius sentence
The state has filed an application for leave to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
Pistorius's five year sentence 'significant' - expert
Pistorius's five year sentence 'significant' - expert
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide and three years suspended jail time for negligent firearm use.
Court should consider denying Pistorius bail - NPA
Court should consider denying Pistorius bail - NPA
NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube says the high court should consider keeping Oscar Pistorius in custody "until the matter is finished".
Oscar Pistorius: the judgment unpacked
Oscar Pistorius: the judgment unpacked
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of some charges, innocent on others. Here is how she found, and her reasoning.
Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide
Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius ruling perplexes legal experts
Oscar Pistorius ruling perplexes legal experts
Lying to the court did not prevent the Blade Runner from being acquitted of murder with intent.
Key quotes from the Oscar Pistorius ruling
Key quotes from the Oscar Pistorius ruling
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Thursday found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder, but left the door open for a conviction on manslaughter.
Pistorius's life in the balance as judge gives verdict
Pistorius's life in the balance as judge gives verdict
Judge Thokozile Masipa began reading the verdict in the trial of Oscar Pistorius, who is charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Pistorius acquitted of premeditated murder
Pistorius acquitted of premeditated murder
Judge Thokozile Masipa says Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of premeditated murder, but culpable homicide has not been ruled out as a verdict.
Pistorius was negligent and unreasonable - judge
Pistorius was negligent and unreasonable - judge
Judge Thokozile Masipa says she does not believe a reasonable person would have fired four shots into a cubicle, the way Oscar Pistorius did.
Beyond Pistorius: He killed his girlfriend, and now faces judgment
Beyond Pistorius: He killed his girlfriend, and now faces judgment
A thousand kilometres away from the Oscar Pistorius verdict, Nkosinam Xabadiya - who admits to having killed his former partner - will learn his fate.
Those close to Pistorius may have a case to answer
Those close to Pistorius may have a case to answer
Khaya Dlanga looks at the people close to Oscar Pistorius who have taken responsibility for incidents surrounding him, and its effects on the athlete.
Pistorius video 'unlawful' and 'breaches agreement'
Pistorius video 'unlawful' and 'breaches agreement'
Oscar Pistorius's lawyer says a video showing the paralympian re-enacting the night he shot dead his girlfriend is intended for trial purposes only.
Pistorius seen screaming, swearing in leaked video
Pistorius seen screaming, swearing in leaked video
The National Prosecuting Authority says it has not seen a documentary showing Oscar Pistorius re-enacting events the night he killed his girlfriend.
Oscar Pistorius: When advocates pounce
Oscar Pistorius: When advocates pounce
While the first day of week 10 of Reeva Steenkamp's murder trial seemed to go the prosecution's way at first, the defence found good footholds.
Oscar Pistorius: Sane but stressed
Oscar Pistorius: Sane but stressed
Oscar Pistorius was not unable to control himself or understand the consequences of actions the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a court has heard.
Judge orders Pistorius to get psychiatric evaluation
Judge orders Pistorius to get psychiatric evaluation
After a psychiatrist testified that Oscar Pistorius has general anxiety disorder, Judge Masipa says the athlete should seek mental observation.
Pistorius neighbour recounts Steenkamp's last moments
Pistorius neighbour recounts Steenkamp's last moments
Before proceedings were postponed, Oscar Pistorius's neighbour told the court the murder accused athlete prayed for Reeva Steenkamp to stay alive.
Paying the price for Pistorius trial broadcast
Paying the price for Pistorius trial broadcast
What additional burden is placed on Reeva Steenkamp's mother when cameramen turn their lenses away from Oscar Pistorius to focus on her?
Oscar trial: Nel accuses Pistorius of faking tears
Oscar trial: Nel accuses Pistorius of faking tears
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused Oscar Pistorius of faking emotional distress while being cross-examined about shooting Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius 'invented' testimony, says Nel
Pistorius 'invented' testimony, says Nel
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has asked Oscar Pistorius why he never mentioned anything about the toilet door slamming in his bail application or plea.
Oscar Pistorius tests new limits of disability
Oscar Pistorius tests new limits of disability
Did the Bladerunner's athletic success really lose him the right to claim he feels vulnerable?
Pistorius trial: Only truth we know is that Steenkamp is dead
Pistorius trial: Only truth we know is that Steenkamp is dead
Whether Oscar Pistorius is telling the truth or not, he cannot claim he was trying to protect Reeva Steenkamp, writes Khaya Dlanga.
Oscar Pistorius: A cross-crucifixion in five parts
Oscar Pistorius: A cross-crucifixion in five parts
An unusual defence and the evidence he volunteered will likely see Oscar Pistorius face five lines of questioning with varying degrees of discomfort.
Pistorius trial: Cop admits to evidence botch
Pistorius trial: Cop admits to evidence botch
A former police officer has testified that evidence was mishandled on the scene were Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius admits watermelon comment was distasteful
Pistorius admits watermelon comment was distasteful
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has admitted in his murder trial that a comment he made about an exploding watermelon he shot at was distasteful.
Pistorius: I'm scared to sleep
Pistorius: I'm scared to sleep
Oscar Pistorius has taken to the witness stand in his own defence, saying the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp has left him sleepless and terrified.
Pistorius takes the stand, apologises to Steenkamp family
Pistorius takes the stand, apologises to Steenkamp family
A tearful Oscar Pistorius has taken the stand in his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, and has apologised to her family for her death.
Oscar trial: Pistorius to have his say
Oscar trial: Pistorius to have his say
Oscar Pistorius will take the stand in his murder trial, his defence team has confirmed.
Pistorius trial puts new media ecology to the test
Pistorius trial puts new media ecology to the test
The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has provided a stark depiction of how the media landscape is changing under our feet.
Steenkamp, Pistorius's internet use revealed in court
Steenkamp, Pistorius's internet use revealed in court
The court has heard Oscar Pistorius's phone history, which focused particularly on the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed.
Pistorius trial: There's a hole in your bucket habit
Pistorius trial: There's a hole in your bucket habit
Vomiting has played a role in past judgments but the jury is literally out on this one.
Oscar Pistorius trial: That's the way forensics crumbles
Oscar Pistorius trial: That's the way forensics crumbles
The two scientific specialists who took the stand underwent a severe drubbing: science won't win the day here.
Pistorius lawyer questions omissions in door analysis
Pistorius lawyer questions omissions in door analysis
Barry Roux has asked a state forensic analyst why he neglected to analyse certain pieces of evidence, such as a prosthetic foot of Oscar Pistorius.
Mock toilet, 200km/h speeding case brought to Pistorius trial
Mock toilet, 200km/h speeding case brought to Pistorius trial
As Oscar Pistorius trial proceeds into day eight, the athlete's friend has spoken out on speeding and a mock-up toilet has been set up in court.
Pistorius: Public interest or just good prime time TV?
Pistorius: Public interest or just good prime time TV?
The Oscar Pistorius trial has presented a conundrum for the country's best journalists, as they've been sucked into the hype, writes Verashni Pillay.
Oscar Pistorius and the evolution of witness protection
Oscar Pistorius and the evolution of witness protection
A court order around the release of a witness's photograph during the Oscar Pistorius trial could have troublesome implications for media freedom.
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