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Q&A Sessions: ‘Feel free to criticise’ Oscar series

British filmmaker Daniel Gordon talks to Luke Feltham about the criticisms levelled at his latest work, The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius, a new four-part documentary series that covers the Icarian fall of the Olympian

Tall inside, but not short of opinions

Navigating the world as a little person is no big deal. But it can be exhausting when other people feel entitled to comment on your height

NPA insider tells NDPP panel Abrahams refused to tackle interference

Advocate Andrea Johnson revealed that former NPA boss Shaun Abrahams ‘chose not to listen’

Oscar Pistorius’s murder sentence increased to 13 years

The SCA in Bloemfontein has sentenced former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to 13 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

State to challenge Oscar Pistorius’ jail sentence at SCA

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein is on Friday expected to hear the States' appeal to have Oscar Pistorius' jail term lengthened.

Kalekuzi is a champion in waiting

The story of the boxer carrying the hopes of his father is a complicated one

Law fails women who kill partners in self-defence

Those who find their lives threatened in violent, abusive relationships have little recourse to justice

Reeva Steenkamp Foundation joins call to get guns out of abusive homes

Reeva Steenkamp was murdered by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius on Valentine's Day in 2013.

State prosecutors will head to Supreme Court of Appeal to challenge Oscar Pistorius murder sentence

An application to appeal the six-year sentence will be filed on Friday.

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.

Oscar Pistorius didn’t try to hurt himself, he just slipped in his cell, says brother

Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital, reportedly with wrist injuries. But rumours about the event are completely untrue, stated his brother Carl.

Judge Masipa had “maudlin sympathy” for Oscar Pistorius – NPA’s Gerrie Nel

The NPA has filed court papers setting out the reasons for its appeal against the six year sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius.

Steenkamps ‘fully support’ prosecutor Gerrie Nel’s appeal of Oscar Pistorius sentence

The national prosecuting authority's appeal of Oscar Pistorius’s “shockingly too lenient” sentence has been welcomed by the Steenkamp family.

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.

Masipa’s Pistorius sentence has trivialised the plight of female victims of violence

Blade Runner’s case is a haunting example of a system that brushes off heinous acts against the most vulnerable in society, argues Rosemund Handler.

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