Oscar to be sentenced on Tuesday

2014-10-17 12:44

Oscar Pistorius will have to wait four days for his sentencing for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar's pain won't go away - Roux

2014-10-17 11:24

The pain caused by the death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of Oscar Pistorius is far worse than any punishment for the athlete, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Busy day in Oscar court

2014-10-16 18:30

There were tears, swearing, sarcasm, and even a birthday during sentencing proceedings for paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar arrives at court

2014-10-16 09:26

Culpable homicide-convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the fourth day of his sentencing proceedings.

Oscar 'blood money' row deepens

2014-10-15 14:33

Lawyers for Reeva Steenkamp's family have expressed shock that Oscar Pistorius's defence team revealed details of secret "blood money" payments during a heated courtroom argument over his sentencing.

Society wants harsh punishment - Nel

2014-10-15 13:44

People will take the law into their own hands if killers get sentences like house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Nel: Prisons can deal with disabled people

2014-10-15 11:30

Prisons have the necessary facilities to deal with people who have similar disabilities to Oscar Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Nel to continue cross-examination of social worker

2014-10-15 05:31

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel is expected to continue the cross-examination of social worker Annette Vergeer in sentencing proceedings in the Oscar Pistorius case.

Defence claims Oscar will be vulnerable in jail

2014-10-14 20:05

Oscar Pistorius would be vulnerable to gang rape if sent to prison, a defence witness has claimed during a day of heated argument in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar trial: Parole officer was paid by defence

2014-10-14 16:09

The parole officer who recommended correctional supervision for paralympian Oscar Pistorius worked on the matter in her private capacity, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Prison will break Oscar – defence witness

2014-10-14 15:05

Prison will "break" Oscar Pistorius because it leaves physically disabled people vulnerable, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Probation officer recommends house arrest for Oscar

2014-10-14 14:00

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should get three years of correctional supervision for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a probation officer says.

Oscar's manager blames media

2014-10-14 12:25

Oscar Pistorius’s manager Petrus van Zyl wished the media would show a “bit more respect” for the culpable homicide-convicted paralympian, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Oscar's manager back in the spotlight

2014-10-14 06:02

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel will continue to cross-examine Oscar Pistorius's manager Petrus van Zyl in the athlete's sentencing proceedings.

How Oscar's punishment will be decided

2014-10-13 20:59

Will Oscar Pistorius serve any prison time for killing Reeva Steenkamp? Judge Thokozile Masipa has begun hearing testimony before deciding what sentence the Paralympian deserves.

Nel tries to discredit Oscar defence witness

2014-10-13 16:49

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has tried to discredit two of the witnesses called by Oscar Pistorius's defence in sentencing procedures in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius sentencing

2014-10-13 13:55

Oscar Pistorius's manager has listed all the charity work the athlete has done.

Oscar a correctional supervision candidate

2014-10-13 13:07

Oscar Pistorius is a candidate for correctional supervision after being convicted of culpable homicide, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Nel gets no answers on Oscar's new girlfriend

2014-10-13 12:37

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel failed to get an answer from Oscar Pistorius's psychologist on whether a new girlfriend would have affected the paralympian's emotional state after the death of Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar never discussed running again

2014-10-13 11:11

Oscar Pistorius never discussed returning to the track during therapy sessions after his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Pistorius a broken man, psychologist says

2014-10-13 11:06

Oscar Pistorius is a broken man who lost everything and it is unlikely he will recover from the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the High Court in Pretoria hears.

NPA: State will argue for maximum sentence

2014-10-13 09:34

The State will argue in the High Court in Pretoria that paralympian Oscar Pistorius must get the maximum sentence for culpable homicide, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Increased security for Oscar's sentencing

2014-10-13 08:34

There is increased security at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ahead of the sentencing procedures in the case against Oscar Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide.

Countdown for Oscar

2014-10-11 14:15

Oscar Pistorius faces another gruelling wait as the State and his defence make a final pitch over his sentence to Judge Thokozile Masipa, who found the Paralympian guilty of culpable homicide.

Law Society condemns criticism of Masipa

2014-09-17 11:02

The Law Society of SA has expressed concern at the threats and personal attacks made against Judge Thokozile Masipa following her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial.


Community service inappropriate - Nel

2014-10-17 12:33

The community based punishment and house arrest proposed for Oscar Pistorius is an "inappropriate" punishment for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Oscar did not consciously act illegally - Roux

2014-10-17 10:35

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius did not consciously act unlawfully when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Prison torture merely an allegation - Modise

2014-10-16 12:16

An increase in torture in prisons is merely an allegation, acting national correctional services commissioner Zach Modise has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's cousin to continue testimony

2014-10-16 05:39

Kim Martin, the cousin of Reeva Steenkamp, is expected to conclude her testimony during sentencing proceedings for Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Reeva was everything to them'

2014-10-15 14:01

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin says the moment she heard Oscar Pistorius had shot his girlfriend she said: "I hope to God he's cheating on Reeva."

Vergeer relied on old Popcru speech

2014-10-15 11:30

The social worker who testified in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings has relied on a nine-year-old speech by a union official to back her claims of horrific prison conditions, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Official available to speak on prison conditions

2014-10-15 09:07

The justice department will make an official available to provide information in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court relating to the conditions in prisons, a spokesman says.

Prisons can accommodate disabled - dept

2014-10-14 22:06

The correctional services department has lashed out at claims made during Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that jails are unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

Give Oscar correctional supervision - witness

2014-10-14 18:14

Despite Oscar Pistorius not having a job, the social worker who compiled a report on the Paralympian has recommended he be sentenced to correctional supervision.

Disability not reason for non-imprisonment, court hears

2014-10-14 16:09

Oscar Pistorius's disability should not be the reason he is not incarcerated, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

June Steenkamp rejected 'blood money'

2014-10-14 15:05

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June rejected a R375 000 payment from her daughter's killer, Oscar Pistorius, as "blood money", the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Nel questions reason for Oscar's doctorate

2014-10-14 12:25

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has rejected claims that Oscar Pistorius was awarded an honorary doctorate for helping provide prostheses to the disabled.

Pistorius presses bid to avoid jail

2014-10-14 10:19

Oscar Pistorius is trying to show he is the ideal candidate for house arrest, as the judge hears the final defence witness in the Paralympic gold medallist’s sentencing hearing.

Don't destroy Oscar, says prisons social worker

2014-10-13 21:59

A prisons official has recommended that Oscar Pistorius clean a museum as punishment for shooting dead his girlfriend, sparking anger in court where Judge Thokozile Masipa is weighing what sentence to give the Paralympian.

Speculation rife over threats at Oscar's trial

2014-10-13 19:37

The Institute for Security Studies says the heightened security ahead of the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius may have been the result of security threats.

Oscar planned to retire in 2017 - manager

2014-10-13 15:03

Oscar Pistorius was planning to retire in 2017 and lost all his endorsements after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, his manager has told the High Court in Pretoria.

Nel: Correctional supervision 'shocking'

2014-10-13 13:30

The mere suggestion that paralympian Oscar Pistorius be sentenced to three years of correctional supervision is "shocking", the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Court hears Oscar has 'genuine remorse'

2014-10-13 12:37

Oscar Pistorius's therapist told a sentencing hearing Monday that the star sprinter suffered genuine remorse after shooting dead his girlfriend, as lawyers fought to keep him out of jail.

Psychologist: Oscar's nightclub visit makes sense

2014-10-13 12:21

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's visit to a nightclub during his murder trial makes sense, the High Court in Pretoria hears.

Pistorius not healing - psychologist

2014-10-13 11:06

Negative media coverage of paralympian Oscar Pistorius's trial destroyed his attempts to heal from the trauma of Reeva Steenkamp's death, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

I didn't want to testify, Oscar's psychologist says

2014-10-13 10:23

Oscar Pistorius's psychologist Lore Hartzenburg did not want to testify in his murder trial, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Pistorius arrives at court for sentencing hearing

2014-10-13 09:15

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the Pretoria High Court for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend.

Next chapter starts for Oscar

2014-10-12 20:09

Disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius faces the next chapter in his gruelling trial following the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, when Judge Thokozile Masipa begins with her sentencing.

The Oscar Pistorius verdict: What it says about our society

2014-09-17 11:50

The judgement in the Oscar Pistorius trial is part of unjust script that society writes and expects us to co-perform.

Organisations condemn attack on Masipa

2014-09-16 08:15

Several legal organisations say they are concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

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