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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 could still face murder conviction

2014-12-10 15:27
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Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that prosecutors can appeal against the Paralympian’s conviction.

NPA welcomes Pistorius decision

2014-12-10 12:47

The NPA has welcomed decision by the North Gauteng High Court to grant the State leave to appeal against the conviction of Oscar Pistorius for culpable homicide.

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Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction. However, Masipa dismissed the State’s bid to appeal his sentencing. Here's everything you need to know.

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In today's news headlines: Judge Masipa will today rule on the state’s application to appeal Oscar PIstorius sentence, Shrien Dewani has returned to the UK and Ebola doctors in Sierra Leone go on strike. Watch.

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Criminal law expert William Booth explains that this appeal process - if 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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Law correctly applied in Oscar case - Roux

2014-12-09 16:00

The law was correctly applied in convicting and sentencing Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

SA failed Anni - UK media

2014-12-09 12:59
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Cleared of his wife's murder, Shrien Dewani is set to fly home as a free man to the UK, but how have the British reacted? News24 finds out.

Steenkamp died horrendous death - Nel

2014-12-09 11:24

Reeva Steenkamp was an innocent woman who died a horrendous death, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

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In today's news headlines: The body of Pierre Korkie has been returned to South Africa, court will today rule on the Oscar Pistorius appeal and South African is in for months of power cuts. Watch.

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State: Oscar sentence shockingly light

2014-12-09 06:11

The State's application for leave to appeal paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius' sentence and conviction is expected to be heard in the High Court in Pretoria.

Court to rule on Oscar appeal

2014-12-08 21:19

A criminal lawyer says he doesn't expect Judge Thokozile Masipa to turn down the State's application for appeal in the Oscar Pistorius case, as there is way too much controversy about the judgment.

Book review: Behind the Door: The Oscar and Reeva Story by Barry Bateman and Mandy Wiener

2014-12-08 10:33

Journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman, the authority on everything #OscarTrial related, give us the closest version of events possible.

Anni, Reeva's families unite - report

2014-12-06 12:55

The parents of slain model Reeva Steenkamp and honeymoon bride Anni Hindocha have been uniting in their grief.

Aimee Pistorius 'dumbfounded' by prison visit claims

2014-11-24 08:53
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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.

 
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Today's newspapers looked at the State's imminent appeal of Oscar Pistorius's conviction and the bodies of six men found dead in Kraaifontein which seem to indicate they were stoned to death. Watch.

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What does Masipa’s ruling mean for Oscar?

2014-12-10 13:17
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Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled that prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius’s conviction, but not his sentence. What does this mean for the Paralympian athlete? News24 finds out.

Pistorius family: We abide by ruling

2014-12-10 12:27

Oscar Pistorius's family says they will abide by the North Gauteng High Court decision to allow the State to appeal the Paralympian's conviction.

AS IT HAPPENED: State can appeal Pistorius conviction

2014-12-10 08:55
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Oscar Pistorius's father Henke has said "it shouldn't have gone this far" after Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the State leave to appeal the athlete's conviction.

All eyes on Pistorius trial judge

2014-12-10 06:20
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Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to give her ruling on the State's leave to appeal paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius' sentence and conviction, in the North Gauteng High Court.

Tense wait for Oscar

2014-12-09 14:36

Judge Thokozile Masipa is set to respond to arguments on whether to allow prosecutors to appeal the verdict and sentence in the case against Oscar Pistorius.

Too much mercy shown to Oscar - Nel

2014-12-09 12:39

The High Court in Pretoria showed ‘too much mercy’ to Oscar Pistorius in sentencing him to five years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp, the State has argued.

Nel: Pistorius application not easy

2014-12-09 10:53

The application by the State for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius's sentence and conviction is not an easy task, Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has told the High Court in Pretoria.

AS IT HAPPENED: Roux - Court applied dolus eventualis correctly

2014-12-09 08:51
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Judge Thokozile Masipa was correct in her finding in the judgment of Oscar Pistorius, defence lawyer Barry Roux has told the North Gauteng High Court.

Minister wants lack of guilty verdicts probed

2014-12-09 05:15
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Justice Minister Michael Masutha has requested a full report from the NPA, detailing the investigation and prosecution of the Shrien Dewani case and the lack of guilty verdicts in other prominent murders.

Oscar could get bail - law expert

2014-12-08 15:55
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After 49 days in prison, Oscar Pistorius could get bail if the State succeeds in its application for leave to appeal his sentence and conviction, a law expert says.

Steenkamps deny meddling in Dewani case

2014-12-07 09:13
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The parents of slain model Reeva Steenkamp denied calling for Shrien Dewani to testify in his murder trial, the Steenkamps' attorney says.

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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