ARTICLES RELATING TO OSCAR PISTORIUS

Aimee Pistorius 'dumbfounded' by prison visit claims

2014-11-24 08:53

Aimee Pistorius has blasted media reports concerning a visit to her brother Oscar Pistorius in prison for his 28th birthday at the weekend.

Oscar spends birthday in jail

2014-11-22 07:13

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday - his first birthday behind bars.

Reeva's mom ready to launch book

2014-11-21 08:33
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June Steenkamp is set to launch her book Reeva - A Mother's Story in Port Elizabeth.

Oscar defence files opposing papers

2014-11-18 23:06
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The lawyers of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius have filed papers opposing the State's application to appeal his culpable homicide conviction and sentence.

Prisons tight-lipped over Oscar, Krejcir claims

2014-11-14 05:00
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The department of correctional services is tight-lipped about reports of disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir training together at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.

Oscar 'monitoring device' claims not true - corrections

2014-11-11 22:01
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The prisons department has dismissed reports that convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will not be eligible for correctional supervision because an electronic monitoring device cannot be fitted to his ankle.

Pistorius appeal hearing set for 9 December

2014-11-10 10:54

Prosecutors say their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius’s manslaughter conviction and 5-year prison sentence would be heard on 9 December.

Oscar legal team to oppose State's appeal

2014-11-07 13:29
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Oscar Pistorius's legal team will oppose the State's application to appeal the athlete's conviction and five-year sentence, which will be heard on 18 November, according to reports.

The Science Inside: Oscar Pistorius in prison

2014-11-07 08:02

The world has been focused on Oscar Pistorius's trial and incarceration. The team from The Science Inside, investigate the science and psychology behind prisons. Watch.

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According to court papers filed by the state, the five-year jail sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius is "shockingly light and inappropriate”. Today's newspapers focused on the state's application to appeal Judge Thokozile Masipa's ruling. Watch.

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Are SA women better off than Brits, or Americans?

2014-10-31 15:23

Within days of the world slamming SA macho culture for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, a new global scale of gender equality claims women in SA are better off than those in the US and the UK.

Oscar appeal not personal - NPA

2014-10-30 19:18
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As the State prepares to launch its appeal against the conviction and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority says it’s not personal, according to a TV interview.

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The State has confirmed it will appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence. Criminal law expert William Booth explains that this appeal process - of granted - will most likely not see a reduced sentence for Pistorius. If anything, Pistorius may walk away with a murder conviction instead of his current culpable homicide conviction.

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High-profile murders galvanise people - ISS

2014-10-28 13:09

The murder of celebrities and high-profile people such as Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa often galvanises the public to help prevent crime, an analyst says.

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The state believes it has a basis to appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction based on Jusge Thokozile Masipa's perceived misinterpretation of the law, criminal law expert William Booth explains. Watch to find out what will happen next in the case.

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ANCWL welcomes Oscar appeal

2014-10-28 05:00
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The ANC Women's League has welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

NPA to appeal Oscar sentencing, conviction

2014-10-27 14:49
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The National Prosecuting Authority has announced their plan to appeal the conviction and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar’s R17.5m legal headache

2014-10-26 16:54
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Oscar Pistorius has racked up lawyers’ bills amounting to R17.5m - and he cannot pay them.

No sex for Reeva and Oscar, says June Steenkamp

2014-10-26 07:27
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Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, has said her daughter never had sex with Oscar Pistorius as “she was scared to take the relationship to the next level”, it has been reported.

Pistorius judgment not well reasoned - expert

2014-10-24 13:40
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The judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial may not stand up to constitutional scrutiny and can be appealed on a question of law, a law professor believes.

British comedian blames Reeva Steenkamp for her own death in shocking joke

2014-10-24 09:05
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British comedian, Jimmy Carr, made a highly controversial joke while presenting an award at the Q Awards in London.

Oscar's career is 'finished'

2014-10-23 09:12
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Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says Oscar Pistorius's sentence for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp marks the end of his career.

Oscar spent first night in single jail cell

2014-10-22 16:31
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Oscar Pistorius has spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in, Pretoria.

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Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. After spending his first night in a prison cell, today's newspaper front pages focused on the Paralympian's incarceration.

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Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius

2014-10-22 08:08

Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down a sentence of five years in prison for Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide charge. Watch Masipa hand down her ruling here.

 

Rules flouted for Oscar’s birthday - report

2014-11-23 14:06
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The correctional services department has denied that Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is receiving special treatment at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria, but says recent claims will be investigated.

Oscar spends 28th birthday behind bars

2014-11-21 20:26
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Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, is turning 28 in his first birthday behind bars, and a world away from his former life as a jet-setting celebrity.

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In today's news headlines: Oscar Pistorius's defence files opposing papers, Shrien Dewani's defence files papers to have his case thrown out and Israel vows to fight back after an attack on a synagogue. Watch.

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State's appeal is flawed, Pistorius lawyers argue

2014-11-18 12:08
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Oscar Pistorius's lawyers have reportedly challenged the State's intention to appeal his conviction and sentence, saying it is deeply flawed and should be dismissed.

Oscar, Krejcir train together

2014-11-13 19:50
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Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir have trained together at the Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.

Oscar killed Reeva to hide truth - Steenkamp's mother

2014-11-10 18:25
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Reeva Steenkamp's mother does not believe Oscar Pistorius accidentally killed her daughter and feels "let down" by South Africa's justice system, according to a memoir published.

Dept: No special bathroom for Oscar

2014-11-09 15:14
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who has been sentenced to five years in prison, is not getting a special bathroom, the department of correctional services has said.

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The world has been focused on Oscar Pistorius's trial and incarceration. The team from The Science Inside, investigate the science and psychology behind prisons. Watch.

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Oscar and Senzo: our two fallen heroes

2014-11-06 13:50

Considering what happened to Oscar Pistorius and Senzo Meyiwa, one has to wonder: can fallibility erase heroism? writes Venolia Rabodiba.

Oscar sentence shockingly light - State

2014-11-04 21:18
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The five-year jail sentence imposed on Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "shockingly light and inappropriate", the State has said in court papers filed.

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In today's news headlines: the NPA says the appeal against Oscar Pistorius is not personal, the Limpopo town of Makhado will be called Louis Trichardt once again and a South African man is being tested for Ebola. Watch.

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NPA to appeal Oscar conviction: what now?

2014-10-28 11:41

The state believes it has a basis to appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction based on Jusge Thokozile Masipa's perceived misinterpretation of the law, criminal law expert William Booth explains. Watch to find out what will happen next in the case.

Law must take its course, Pistorius family says

2014-10-28 11:03
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The law must take its course regarding the State's intention to appeal the conviction and sentencing of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, his family says.

Dept considers disciplinary against Oscar witness

2014-10-27 17:13
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The social development department is considering taking disciplinary action against Annette Vergeer for offering private services to the defence team in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Oscar's father arrives first to visit

2014-10-26 19:45
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Oscar Pistorius’s father, Henke, was one of the first visitors at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru II prison to visit his son, a report says.

NPA denies Pistorius appeal process starting

2014-10-26 14:46
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The National Prosecuting Authority has denied a report that the appeal against Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence will start next month.

NPA hasn't yet decided on Pistorius appeal

2014-10-24 11:30
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The NPA says it has not decided yet if it will appeal the Oscar Pistorius sentence, after it emerged that prosecutor Gerrie Nel had asked a law professor for his advice on the matter.

Oscar, agent to discuss future

2014-10-23 18:01

Oscar Pistorius' agent is seeking a meeting with the athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future.

Oscar cried himself to sleep in prison - report

2014-10-23 08:12
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The correctional services department has declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius cried himself to sleep on his first day in prison.

We don't want revenge - Reeva's mom

2014-10-22 13:31
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The mother of Reeva Steenkamp has insisted she did not want "revenge", the day after the Oscar Pistorius was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

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Oscar Pistorius has been proceed and spent his first night in a cell, all eyes are on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has he prepares to deliver his first mini budget speech and Cyril Ramaphosa returns to Lesotho to facilitate political talks.

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Guardian, Zuma did not talk

2014-10-21 23:11
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President Jacob Zuma has not had an interview with British newspaper The Guardian on the Oscar Pistorius trial or any other matter this week.

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