ARTICLES RELATING TO OSCAR PISTORIUS

Oscar: The dog ate my homework

2014-04-15 11:18

So how is Oscar faring under cross-examination? Not very well, says CyberShrink. Not very well at all.

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 we are so glued to the Oscar trial

2014-04-10 11:39

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.

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.

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.

Kids: witnesses to a murder trial

2014-03-13 09:06

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

Anatomy of a gunshot

2014-03-12 12:26

Here's more about what happens when a bullet enters the human body.

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..

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.

Sportsmen who kill

2014-02-27 17:15

From OJ to Oscar, a number of high-profile athletes have found themselves in the spotlight of a murder trial. Inevitably, these trials have attracted a lot more hype than those of the average suspected killer. Here are some of the most scandalous.

Sportsmen who kill

2014-02-27 13:07

From OJ to Oscar, a number of high-profile athletes have found themselves in the spotlight of a murder trial. Inevitably, these trials have attracted a lot more hype than those of the average suspected killer. Here are some of the most scandalous.

Controversial Oscar cookies causing public outcry

2014-02-25 16:28

Internationally famous bakery Charly's have controversially fashioned a batch of Oscar Pistorius biscuits.

 

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.

What the bullets did to Reeva

2014-04-08 18:05

Oscar used extra lethal ammunition when he killed Reeva.

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 12:08

Evidence has continued to emerge of a typical police omni-shambles in the Oscar trial, says CyberShrink. This would be funny if it weren't such a tragedy.

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.

"Werewolf" abducts teen

2014-03-14 09:26

Extreme fantasist caught after massive police search.

Kids: witnesses to a murder trial

2014-03-13 09:08

Children as young as 5 are 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.

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.

Oscar trial absurdities

2014-03-11 11:22

The trial: Weird medical ethics and legal absurdities?

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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Christina Stephens is a practising occupational therapist, clinical researcher and peer educator chronicling her journey from foot crush injury to amputation and beyond. Here she tells us what it's like to walk with a prosthetic limb.

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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.

Sportsmen who kill

2014-02-28 05:00

From OJ to Oscar, a number of high-profile athletes have found themselves in the spotlight of a murder trial. Inevitably, these trials have attracted a lot more hype than those of the average suspected killer. Here are some of the most scandalous.

Always negative? Blame our ancestors

2014-02-27 14:48

Ever wondered why good news doesn’t sell, and why we tend to focus so much more on the negative than the positive?

Punters bet on the outcome of Oscar trial

2014-02-27 10:43

An Irish-based online gambling website has offered bets on whether murder accused Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius will be found guilty of murder.

Oscar: why the sick jokes?

2013-02-20 11:44

Why do people make sick jokes about other people's tragedies? CyberShrink comments.

 
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