ARTICLES RELATING TO OSCAR PISTORIUS

Carl Pistorius out of ICU after crash

2014-08-20 07:39

Carl Pistorius, brother of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been discharged from ICU following an accident outside Modimolle, Limpopo, his family said on Tuesday.

Nel nails Oscar as a deceitful witness

2014-08-08 07:55

Health24's CyberShrink, columnist Professor Michael Simpson comments on the first day of closing arguments in the Oscar Pistorius trail.

Back to school at the Oscar trial

2014-07-14 14:51

It's clear Oscar did not suffer from generalised anxiety disorder, and we still don't know if he screams like a woman. CyberShrink analyses the latest in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Oscar trial: Cherry-picking reports and that reconstructed video

2014-07-07 13:09

CyberShrink says: Derman dribbles, Roux cherry-picks from the strangely unavailable report and a leaked re-construction video of what happened on that night and that strongly contradicts the psychologists' report.

Cherry-picking reports and that reconstructed video

2014-07-07 11:08

CyberShrink says: Derman dribbles, Roux cherry-picks from the strangely unavailable report and a leaked re-construction video of what happened on that night and that strongly contradicts the psychologists' report.

Pistorius has no mental defects

2014-06-30 12:49

The panel has found that Oscar Pistorius does not have a mental disorder that affects his ability to distinguish between right or wrong.

10 Things to know about ballistics

2014-05-06 10:25

Ballistics experts can tell from where, how often, and sometimes by whom a gun was fired in a crime. Here’s how they do it.

Did Reeva look like Oscar's mother?

2014-04-14 15:54

Photos suggest that Reeva Steenkamp looked very similar to the mother of the man who shot her, Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar trial: Why we can't stop watching

2014-04-11 13:35

We are all utterly obsessed and mesmerised by the Oscar trial. Has anything changed since the days of thousands attending public executions? I think not, says Susan Erasmus.

Why we are so glued to the Oscar trial

2014-04-10 13:30

We are all utterly obsessed and mesmerised by the Oscar trial. Has anything changed since the days of thousands attending public executions? I think not, says Susan Erasmus.

Pistorius dabbled in dagga

2014-04-08 07:45

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius smoked dagga when his mother died but stopped, he told the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

Child sex abuse victim makes moving doccie

2014-04-07 12:47

Oscar Pistorius has named Cipralex as one of the medications he is taking. Here's more about the active ingredient of this antidepressant.

Oscar trial: police make a mess

2014-03-31 11:55

It’d be funny if it wasn’t all such a tragedy. Evidence continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink.

Narcissistic men take it out on women

2014-03-26 09:18

Men who are narcissistic, a condition marked by an inflated sense of self-importance and a profound lack of empathy for others, also direct their hostility at women.

What do Reeva's messages mean?

2014-03-25 11:40

Messages sent from Reeva Steenkamp to Oscar Pistorius in the weeks before her death show her describing how he made her feel unladylike, upset and scared. Was this relationship abusive?

Kids, murder and the media

2014-03-14 11:11

Children discussing one of SA’s most notorious murder trials.

Kids, murder and the media

2014-03-13 09:03

Children as young as 5 are discussing one of SA’s most notorious murder trials.

The absurdities of the Oscar trial

2014-03-12 05:00

Cybershrink worries about a perversion of medical ethics and also about legal absurdities in the Oscar trial..

Blood spatter analysis – how it works

2014-03-11 05:00

The shape, size, pattern and location of blood stains can reveal a lot about a crime scene. Here's your handy guide to analysing blood spatter from a gunshot.

Why was Oscar vomiting?

2014-03-10 15:05

Oscar Pistorius was vomiting constantly during the pathologist’s testimony in his trial on Monday. After seeing some pictures of Reeva's body, he started vomiting again on Thursday.

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Traffic congestion and drones outside Oscar trial

2014-03-03 08:31

Motorists are being asked to proceed with caution as police and media converge outside the North Gauteng High Court ahead of the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Oscar: Trial by media is a myth

2014-02-28 14:45

How could the court simply accept that Oscar Pistorius would not have a fair trial if it were televised in its entirety, asks CyberShrink.

 

Possible outcomes of the Oscar Pistorius trial

2014-08-08 15:33

Dubbed 'the trial of the century' with millions of people across the world following Oscar Pretorius' defence and prosecution, many of us are wondering what the possible outcomes could be. Here we lay them out.

If the Oscar trial were a movie ...

2014-07-24 12:56

CyberShrink asks what was Oscar doing in a nightclub, cringes at his Tweets, and proposes a cast for Oscar: The Movie.

Oscar needs to leave his defence alone

2014-07-07 10:54

Oscar needs to stop getting involved and let his defence do what they're being paid for

Who's nuts: Oscar or his defence?

2014-05-14 13:59

Health24's CyberShrink, Prof Michael Simpson, observes that Oscar Pistorius' defence has dug a nice hole for themselves with Dr Vorster's very precise evidence.

We’ve been punked. The Oscar trial gets truly ridiculous.

2014-05-09 09:14

The defence has continued to be bewildering, but on Thursday it became really foolish, to the point that I expected Ashton Kutcher to leap out and giggle at us.

Do you hope Oscar is innocent, or do you need him to be innocent?

2014-04-22 08:49

CyberShrink Professor Michael Simpson 'unpacks' the many unanswered questions and irritations surrounding the Oscar Pistorius trial.

How domestic violence affects the kids

2014-04-14 12:26

Oscar Pistorius is vomiting again in court. Why is this happening?

Why the Oscar trial is so mesmerising

2014-04-10 13:40

We are all utterly obsessed and mesmerised by the Oscar trial. Has anything changed since the days of thousands attending public executions? I think not, says Susan Erasmus.

Why it's good to go low-carb

2014-04-08 10:53

Oscar Pistorius has admitted that he used dagga many years ago. Here's more about this drug, its effects, and its possible medicinal uses.

8 types of insomnia

2014-04-07 13:21

Oscar Pistorius suffers from insomnia. Here's more about the eight types of insomnia one finds.

More on Oscar's sleeping tablets

2014-04-07 12:16

Oscar Pistorius is giving evidence and has named Dormonoct as a sleeping tablet he is taking. Here's more about this particular medication.

Oscar trial: police make a mess

2014-04-01 05:00

It’d be funny if it wasn’t all such a tragedy. Evidence continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink.

Quintuplets, Motsoaledi and Oscar

2014-03-27 14:40

This week was a quiet one. The search for the plane died down, Mr Roux took a break from putting it to people and well, that was it really.

Was Reeva in an abusive relationship?

2014-03-25 12:25

Was the relationship between Oscar and Reeva abusive? Here are signs of such a relationship.

Oscar trial insights, brain orgasms and let's march to end canned lion hunting

2014-03-13 14:34

It's mid-March and the Oscar Pistorius trial is well underway - with no end in sight. But that's not all we're talking about this week: look out for how watching a video of someone building lego can give you an orgasm. The mind boggles.

What does Reeva's last meal say?

2014-03-12 09:10

A look at Reeva Steenkamp's stomach contents showed that she could have eaten her last meal about two hours before her death.

The absurdities of the Oscar trial

2014-03-11 11:18

Cybershrink worries about a perversion of medical ethics and also about legal absurdities in the Oscar trial..

Why is Oscar vomiting?

2014-03-10 16:15

Oscar Pistorius has been vomiting constantly during the pathologist’s testimony in his trial today.

Oscar: More on blood spatter analysis

2014-03-10 13:08

The shape, size, pattern and location of blood stains can reveal a lot about a crime scene. Here's your handy guide to analysing blood spatter from a gunshot.

Is South Africa a failed country?

2014-03-06 11:16
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While one particular US lawyer considers South Africa "a failed and lawless country", the number of tourists visiting reflects a different opinion.

Oscar trial: Why he deserves to be on TV

2014-03-01 05:00

Should celebrities be able to choose to switch off the media machine when it doesn't suit them? CyberShrink thinks not.

Psychiatrist: Why Oscar deserves to be on TV

2014-02-28 11:50

Should celebrities be able to choose to switch off the media machine when it doesn't suit them? CyberShrink thinks not.

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