Oscar Pistorius on Trial

Oscar’s application ‘without merit, contrived’ - State

The State has opposed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's application to appeal his murder conviction on the grounds that there was "no reasonable prospect" of him succeeding.


Oscar Pistorius granted bail, gets tagged - As it happened

2015-12-08 14:00

Oscar Pistorius was granted R10 000 bail by the High Court in Pretoria today, and also received his electronic tag. Read on for how the day's events unfolded.

Oscar's appeal has 'no reasonable prospect of success' - State

2016-01-25 15:32

The State has filed an affidavit to oppose Oscar Pistorius's bid to appeal his conviction of murder with the Consitutional Court.

Oscar heads to Constitutional Court

2016-01-11 17:44

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has filed papers with the Constitutional Court in a bid to appeal his conviction, his legal team has confirmed.

'Sorry, we're not interested,' ConCourt could tell Oscar - expert

2015-12-08 13:03

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is turning to the Constitutional Court to try to overturn his murder conviction, but it might be tricky to convince the highest court of the country to hear his appeal, a legal expert has warned.


inside Oscar Pistorius on Trial

PICS: Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius returns to the High Court

2015-12-08 09:28

View pics of convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius as he returns to the High Court in Pretoria for an appearance ahead of sentencing proceedings and a bail application.

Pistorius guilty of murder, SCA rules - As it happened

2015-12-03 07:04

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder by the Supreme Court of Appeal. June Steenkamp sobbed outside the court moments after hearing the ruling.

June Steenkamp sobs after SCA judgment

2015-12-03 11:46

An emotional June Steenkamp has left the Supreme Court of Appeal after the court replaced Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction - for the killing of her daughter, Reeva - with one of murder.

NPA welcomes murder conviction for Oscar

2015-12-03 11:41

The National Prosecuting Authority has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to replace Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction with murder.

INFOGRAPHIC: Oscar's SCA hearing in review

2015-12-02 21:31

The Supreme Court of Appeal will rule on Thursday on whether Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction will be replaced with murder. Here is how his SCA hearing played out last month.

Oscar didn't get special treatment - correctional services

2015-12-01 17:09

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was not given preferential treatment while in at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, the Department of Correctional Services has said.

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.

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”.

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.

Pistorius back in court on Tuesday

2015-12-07 13:52

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will be back in the in the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday for a quick appearance ahead of formal sentencing proceedings.

Oscar & Reeva: 'A human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions'

2015-12-03 12:10

The Supreme Court of Appeal has described the Oscar Pistorius case as a tragedy, as it overturned his culpable homicide conviction for Reeva Steenkamp's death.

Pistorius family: 'No comment'

2015-12-03 11:53

The family of Oscar Pistorius has noted the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to replace his culpable homicide conviction with murder, but will not comment at this stage.

ANALYSIS: Oscar will now plead for leniency - law expert

2015-12-03 11:45

Oscar Pistorius will now have to provide a compelling reason why he should not be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in jail for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, a legal expert says.

Flamboyant Oscar supporter arrives early at court

2015-12-03 08:39

Dressed in a flamboyant purple suit, red shoes and a fedora, Tokelo Africa was one of the first to arrive at the Supreme Court of Appeal to show support for Oscar Pistorius.

SCA will hand down Oscar judgment on Thursday

2015-12-01 15:29

The Supreme Court of Appeal will rule on Thursday on whether Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction will be replaced with murder.

SCA nears Oscar ruling

2015-11-30 21:14

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.

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.

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.

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.

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