While most eyes were glued on the pscar Pistorius trial, the Seriti arms deal and Marikana commissions continued their work.
A top cop has told the Farlam commission of inquiry that officers were "moving to kill" the prospect of Julius Malema addressing striking mineworkers.
The Farlam commission has heard that the operational police commander during the Marikana shootings should be charged with murder.
Dali Mpofu has told the Farlam commission that police should have foreseen that strikers would retaliate to it using barbed wire to control crowds.
Dali Mpofu, representing wounded and arrested Marikana miners, says the protesters' view was obscured by the Nyalas before cops shot at them.
George Bizos has accused the the police's operational commander at the Marikana intervention of being "willfully blind" when protesters were shot.
The Farlam commission, which is investigating the deaths of 44 people during labour-related unrest at Marikana, is set to resume its public hearings.
Striking Marikana mineworkers had performed muti rituals and believed they were unassailable before the massacre, heard the Farlam commission.
The police monitoring body has not given prosecutors any dockets relating to alleged assaults on miners.
Legal Aid South Africa has appealed the court's decision for it to provide funding for the wounded and arrested Marikana miners, says a report.
The Farlam commission has heard the shooting of miners at Marikana was not due to the police's dispersal plan but to the individual action of police.
A senior police officer has fielded questions about the communication difficulties during the intervention to end the Marikana protest last year.
The Legal Aid Board has asked Parliament for more money in order to help the Marikana miners and people who cannot afford legal costs.
Legal Aid SA has agreed to cover the legal costs of injured miners while deciding whether to appeal the court decision, which ordered them to do so.
Casac has urged Legal Aid SA not to appeal a high court order that the state should pay the legal costs of the survivors of the Marikana massacre.
The Farlam commission has heard police officers ordered four mortuary vehicles to be at the hill at Marikana hours before the shootings last year.
Judgment has been handed down in favour of Advocate Dali Mpofu's funding case for the Marikana mineworkers wounded and arrested in 2012.
Crime stats, the Marikana commission and the Richard Mdluli judgment indicate the South African Police Service is in trouble.
A lawyer has told the Farlam commission that the surviving miners and the families of the deceased should have a fair chance to present their cases.