The Oscar trial: what we'll miss the most

2014-04-18 14:45

We asked you to tell us what's been some of the most interesting moments of the Oscar trial. Here's what you had to say.

The testimony that sunk him

2014-04-18 07:00

Oscar Pistorius did not do well in the dock. Georgina Guedes explains where his version of events all fell apart for her.

Joburg woman killed with crossbow

2014-04-17 20:52

A Benoni woman has been shot dead with a crossbow allegedly by her husband.

Oscar trial adjourns for 2 weeks

2014-04-17 19:53

The trial of murder accused Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Top pathologist hired by Oscar won't testify, report

2014-04-17 16:42

A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius says he will not testify at the athlete's murder trial, another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examination.

Teen stabbed after spat over bus seat

2014-04-17 16:31

A Western Cape school pupil has been fatally stabbed while travelling to school.

Dixon admits to omitting man's height in photo

2014-04-17 15:48

The height of a man shown in a photograph submitted by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's defence witness Roger Dixon is incorrect, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

No legal challenge to Nkandla report - Mbete

2014-04-17 14:36

There are no plans to legally challenge Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Nkandla, ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete says.

Reeva struck by 4 bullets - Dixon

2014-04-17 14:20

It was most probable that Reeva Steenkamp was shot in the head as she fell down after being struck by three other bullets, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

The Oscar trial: what we'll miss the most

2014-04-17 13:36

We asked you to tell us what's been some of the most interesting moments of the Oscar trial. Here's what you had to say.

Man removed from Pistorius court over photo

2014-04-17 10:15

North Gauteng High Court security officials have removed a member of the public taking photographs in courtroom GD ahead of the resumption of Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Cop killed in Western Cape police station

2014-04-17 09:32

A police officer has been shot dead at the Klapmuts police station while on duty, Western Cape police have announced.

Dixon expected to back up testimony

2014-04-17 07:35

Oscar Pistorius's trial will resume at the North Gauteng High Court with defence expert witness Roger Dixon returning to the stand where he will face more tough questioning from prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

Cops targeting drug 'demons' - Mthethwa

2014-04-16 22:42

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says SAPS have turned their focus to catching more druglords along with the average petty drug dealers.

Card cloning waiter gets suspended sentence

2014-04-16 22:13

A waiter has been given a suspended prison sentence for cloning the bank cards of restaurant guests celebrating a birthday in Cape Town.

Mpuma ANC denies DA claim

2014-04-16 19:20

Two men convicted of assaulting DA members putting up election posters in Shatale, Bushbuckridge, were not ANC members, the party says.

Foreign-owned shop robbed, torched

2014-04-16 19:10

A foreign-owned shop in Lethabong in Rustenburg has been robbed and set alight.


Here's everything you need to know about day 24 of Oscar Pistorius's trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

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Expert's integrity comes under fire

2014-04-16 14:33

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has questioned the integrity of defence witness Roger Dixon as he testified in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Oscar's expert accused of being unqualified

2014-04-16 14:12

The prosecution has derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.


Criminal law expert William Booth says Oscar Pistorius crumbled under Gerrie Nel's cross examination by presenting different versions of what happened on February 14.

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See pictures from the North Gauteng High Court where Oscar PIstorius's trial is running into its 24th day.

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Pistorius court slightly emptier

2014-04-16 10:22

Public interest in Oscar Pistorius's trial seems to have waned a bit with fewer people queuing up outside courtroom GD in the North Gauteng High Court.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 24

2014-04-16 08:27

Get all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which is now in its 24th day. Get Tuesday's updates here.

Oscar made textbook mistakes - experts

2014-04-15 22:19

Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, criminal lawyers say.


KZN man's prison sentence set aside

2014-04-18 08:00

A KwaZulu-Natal man's 15-year prison sentence for his involvement in a murder of his uncle has been set aside by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Cape teen declines plea bargain

2014-04-17 19:53

Plea-bargain proceedings have been abandoned in the Western Cape High Court for a teenager accused of shooting dead Cape Town school pupil Glenrico Martin.

Amputee gets life for killing wife

2014-04-17 17:39

An Mpumalanga amputee has been jailed for life by the Nelspruit Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court for shooting and killing his wife.

Termination of Mdluli's suspension set aside - SCA

2014-04-17 16:31

A high court ruling against the withdrawal of some charges against suspended police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli has been upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Teens appear for Soweto schoolgirls' murder

2014-04-17 15:49

The Protea Magistrate's Court has recommended that one of the two teenage boys allegedly linked to the murder of two Soweto schoolgirls be sent for psychiatric observation.

Men held for illegal firearms, ammo

2014-04-17 14:42

Two men have been arrested in Mthatha for allegedly being in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition, Eastern Cape police have said.


Here's everything you need to know about day 25 of Oscar Pistorius's trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

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Oscar judge reprimands overflow court

2014-04-17 14:20

Day 25 of the Oscar Pistorius trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has started with a stern reprimand by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Diepsloot: Where SA's problems meet

2014-04-17 13:33

The shebeen in Diepsloot starts filling up early, as many of its patrons are unemployed and little diversion among the dusty streets and iron shacks, Johannes Myburg writes .


From Jacob Zuma being booed to news from South Korea, here's the news you need to know this morning.

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Krejcir to be charged for murders - report

2014-04-17 09:32

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir will likely be charged for three murders - one of them being the murder of German supercar specialist Uwe Gemballa, it has been reported.

Cape Town teen murder case continues

2014-04-17 07:15

The case against one of the men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Glenric Martin will resume in the Western Cape High Court. Martin was killed just as he entered the school grounds.

North West shooting linked to Amcu strike

2014-04-16 22:13

Two men have been shot dead and another wounded near the Bleskop hostel, outside Rustenburg.

Amputee apologises for killing wife

2014-04-16 20:43

An amputee convicted of killing his wife has admitted to the crime in the Nelspruit Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Cape cop appears for killing man

2014-04-16 19:10

A Cape Town constable accused of shooting a man in the back, killing him, has been granted bail by the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate's Court.

Oscar's expert did not read post mortem report - Nel

2014-04-16 16:59

The report of the post mortem on Reeva Steenkamp was not properly read by defence expert witness Roger Dixon, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Nel queries recordings of gunshot, bat tests

2014-04-16 14:44

It is not known whether the music producer who recorded the gunshot and cricket bat tests presented as evidence in Oscar Pistorius's trial has any experience in such, the court has heard.


Here's everything you need to know about the postponement of Oscar Pistorius's trial, as well as all the information you need about day 24's pre-lunch proceedings.

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Nel questions credibility of expert's tests

2014-04-16 13:27

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has continued to test the credibility of testimony given by defence witness Roger Dixon at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Joburg student found safe after kidnap

2014-04-16 11:45

A University of Johannesburg student kidnapped from the university's Soweto campus has been found unharmed. His captors initially demanded R3m from his parents.

Man held for raping boy, 7, girl, 8

2014-04-16 10:37

A 45-year-old man was arrested for raping a boy aged 7 and an 8-year-old girl at his house in Soweto, Gauteng police have said.

Expert to testify further at Oscar trial

2014-04-16 08:34

The murder trial of paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius enters day 24 in the North Gauteng High Court, with a former senior police forensic expert continuing his evidence.

Daughter warned cops her dad was armed

2014-04-16 07:42

A woman warned police her father was in possession of a firearm two hours before he shot dead her mother, the Nelspruit Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Marks on Oscar's door consistent with bat - expert

2014-04-15 21:47

Marks on Oscar Pistorius's toilet door were probably caused by the corner of the bat he claimed to have used to bash it down, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

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