Is South Africa a failed country?

2014-03-06 11:16

While one particular US lawyer considers South Africa "a failed and lawless country", the number of tourists visiting reflects a different opinion.

Zuma holds online ground against Oscar

2013-02-15 16:14

President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address still managed to draw the attention of online crowds‚ despite news of Oscar Pistorius’s appearance in court.

Forget “Boys’ Toys”, Gun Ownership is a Women’s Issue

2014-04-01 09:57

Can anyone ever really be trusted with a gun?

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.


Reeva Steenkamp: A tribute

2013-02-15 15:35

We memorialise a law graduate, model and fellow South African woman.

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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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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.

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..

Oscar: why the sick jokes?

2013-02-20 11:44

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


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.

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.

Forget “Boys’ Toys”, Gun Ownership is a Women’s Issue

2014-03-20 11:55

Can anyone ever really be trusted with a gun?


Take a look at the paralympic champion’s romantic past and complicated love life.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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