Oscar Pistorius on Trial

SCA nears Pistorius ruling

An official says that the SCA is finalising a decision on whether to send Oscar Pistorius back to prison by overturning a manslaughter conviction and finding him guilty of murder.


Oscar's fate now lies in hands of five SCA judges

2015-11-03 21:18

Whether Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa made errors in applying the law with her Oscar Pistorius judgment, is what five appeal judges will be deliberating on in the next few weeks.

Why Oscar's family did not attend appeal hearing

2015-11-03 18:03

The family of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius did not attend an appeal against his conviction in Bloemfontein because they wanted to ensure the focus remained on the legal issues.

Mic should have been switched off - Nel

2015-11-03 16:20

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has said he cannot comment on the context in which Oscar Pistorius’s advocate Barry Roux had told him that he, Roux, was going to “lose”.

PICS: Oscar's SCA hearing

2015-11-03 09:31

View pics from the Supreme Court of Appeal as the State argues why Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, and not culpable homicide.


inside Oscar Pistorius on Trial

Gerrie Nel arrives at SCA early to 'catch the worm'

2015-11-03 08:54

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his team have arrived early at the Supreme Court of Appeal for the Oscar Pistorius appeal hearing.

Respect Oscar's privacy - Correctional Services

2015-10-20 15:46

The privacy of offenders - including that of former paralympian Oscar Pistorius - may not be invaded, the department of correctional services says.

Pistorius to undergo psychotherapy

2015-10-06 07:11

The Parole Review Board has recommended that jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius be sent for psychotherapy, the Department of Correctional Services says.

Oscar to stay in jail as parole decision delayed: lawyer

2015-10-05 17:47

Oscar Pistorius will stay in jail after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed, his lawyer has said.

Parole review board to decide on Oscar's fate

2015-09-18 05:29

A parole review board is expected to meet to decide whether Oscar Pistorius should stay in jail or be released.

Best birthday since Reeva's death - June Steenkamp

2015-08-20 14:28

The decision to keep Oscar Pistorius in jail has given Reeva Steenkamp’s parents the opportunity to celebrate her “best birthday” since her death, a women’s rights group says.

Oscar Pistorius still in the limelight

2015-08-20 07:26

Oscar Pistorius continues to make international headlines after his release into correctional supervision was blocked.

No word on potential legal action by Oscar's lawyers

2015-08-19 21:15

There was no word from Oscar Pistorius's lawyers on whether they would pursue legal action following the decision by Justice Minister Michael Masutha to suspend the release of the Paralympian on parole.

Minister's decision to suspend Oscar's parole not unique - law expert

2015-08-19 18:59

Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to suspend Oscar Pistorius's release on parole is not unique. He has done it before in the cases of Clive Derby-Lewis and the Waterkloof Four, a law expert says.

Steenkamps 'excited' by Oscar release decision - ANCWL

2015-08-19 17:31

Reeva Steekamp's family are 'excited' that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius won't be released on parole on Friday under terms of correctional supervision, the ANCWL says.

Oscar to stay behind bars

2015-08-19 16:44

Click here to read the full statement as to why Oscar Pistorius will no longer be released on correctional supervision on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius appeal to be heard in November

2015-06-08 13:08

The State’s appeal against Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal in November.

Judge strikes Pistorius appeal off the roll

2015-03-13 10:33

Oscar Pistorius has lost a court bid to prevent the State from appealing his culpable homicide conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Corrections: No 'royal' treatment for Oscar

2015-03-11 17:22

Prisoners Oscar Pistorius and Radovan Krejcir are not receiving "royal treatment" in prison, correctional services says.

NPA receives Pistorius appeal notice

2015-02-25 11:40

The NPA says it has received notice that Oscar Pistorius's lawyers will contest the court decision allowing the State to appeal his culpable homicide conviction.

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in the UK

2015-02-20 06:03

An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has received the most complaints ever in Britain.

NPA gives review notice on Pistorius appeal

2015-02-12 11:19

The NPA says it has given notice of its intention to appeal Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar wobbly story untrue - lawyer

2014-12-12 15:29

A report that Oscar Pistorius threw a "wobbly" when he heard that the State's application for leave to appeal his conviction was successful, is untrue, his lawyer says.

Oscar Pistorius conviction appeal - as it happened

2015-11-03 08:17

Get all the highlights from the State's appeal against Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction. It wants it overturned in favour of a murder conviction.

Hype is undermining Oscar's rights - family

2015-10-06 18:02

The public, political and media hype around Oscar Pistorius’s trial has undermined his right to be treated like any other prisoner, his family says.

Oscar parole decision delayed - report

2015-10-05 21:22

The question of whether convicted former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will walk free any time soon was again delayed on Monday, according to reports.

No clarity on when Oscar could be released

2015-10-05 09:25

It is unclear when Oscar Pistorius will be released from Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria should he be granted parole.

Pistorius family to lodge complaint over 'diva' article

2015-08-27 14:14

Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius's family will lodge a complaint with the Press Ombudsman over an article about the apparent demands Pistorius has made while in prison.

No comment on Oscar appeal reports

2015-08-20 09:03

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyer could not comment on reports that the former paralympian will appeal the decision not to release him from jail on Friday.

PWMSA to brief media following Pistorius decision

2015-08-20 05:12

The Progressive Women’s Movement of SA, whose petition to Justice Minister Michael Masutha on Oscar Pistorius preceded a decision to suspend the Paralympian's release on parole, is expected to brief the media.

We are considering our options - Oscar's family

2015-08-19 19:26

The family of Oscar Pistorius is considering their options following Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to suspend the Paralympian's release on parole, their spokesperson has said.

Twitter reacts to Oscar parole suspension

2015-08-19 18:21

The Twitterati haven't wasted any timing pronouncing on the news that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius's parole has been suspended.

Justice will take its course - Reeva's uncle

2015-08-19 17:10

Reeva Steenkamp's uncle says that justice will take its course. This follows Justice Minister Michael Masutha's decision to suspend the parole release of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

NPA welcomes Oscar ruling

2015-03-13 16:13

The NPA says it is happy the court had refused to entertain Oscar Pistorius's challenge of the State's appeal against his culpable homicide conviction.

Oscar back in court to contest appeal

2015-03-13 06:00

Lawyers for paralympian Oscar Pistorius will appeal the court decision allowing the State to appeal his culpable homicide conviction.

Steenkamp's mom not interested in Oscar's appeal

2015-03-10 21:00

The mother of murdered Reeva Steenkamp says she does not care about athlete Oscar Pistorius’s upcoming appeal.

Oscar lawyers seek leave to appeal Masipa decision

2015-02-24 16:22

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers are seeking leave to challenge Judge Thokozile Masipa’s decision to give the State the right to appeal her finding that he was guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.

Steenkamps unhappy about Oscar’s new privileges

2015-02-19 07:24

Reeva Steenkamp’s family has expressed its unhappiness at the granting of additional prison privileges to Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar stripped of honorary doctorate

2015-02-02 16:54

Convicted Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has been stripped of his honorary degree, four months after being jailed for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, according to reports.

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