ARTICLES RELATING TO OSCAR PISTORIUS TRIAL

Cheers to Roux, Nel and social media

2014-10-22 08:14

Chris Kanyane tips his hat to all the legal experts who formed part of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Even those who were in court.

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View all the pictures from day 4 of Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings. The athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

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The personal attacks on Judge Masipa are ridiculous

2014-09-18 07:14

I find the online attacks on Judge Thokozile Masipa problematic because she cannot be expected to come out defending herself in media, says Saber Jazbhay.

Leave the Oscar judge alone

2014-09-14 10:57

Kameel Premhid looks at the two ways in which many South Africans have reacted to the Judge Thokozile Masipa's findings in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Oscar Pistorius and his Tinker Bell defence

2014-08-11 17:10

Clap hands if you believe in fairies! Health 24's CyberShrink, Professor Michael Simpson, reflects on a lot of scientific hogwash presented during the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Final arguments: Day 1

2014-08-07 15:29

What the web said about the final arguments in Oscar Pistorius's trial.

All said and done, we still don't know WHY Oscar shot Reeva

2014-07-09 09:45

The evidence is at an end but the case is not over yet. Health24's CyberShrink looks closely at the red herrings and weak witness testimony and comes to the conclusion that we still don't know why Oscar killed Reeva. And then there's the mediocre social media analysis by Channel 199 ...

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.

How to spot a liar

2014-04-08 13:44

Nobody wants to be lied to, but it happens to all of us. The trick is being able to identify when you’re being lied to.

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.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 15

2014-03-25 09:00
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Get all the highlights from day 15 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Get Monday's updates here.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 13

2014-03-19 09:00
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Get the latest details from day 13 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Get Tuesday's updates here.

Oscar Pistorius trial enters pop culture

2014-03-16 21:03

Big audiences are watching a 24-hour television channel dedicated to coverage of the sensational Oscar Pistorius trial, with turns of phrase creeping into popular culture.

The Oscar Pistorius trial is super confusing

2014-03-15 05:00

Cybershrink wonders why full video footage of all witnesses cannot be allowed – from the neck down. Or why their identity can't be protected by re-enacting the proceedings with Lego figures.

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.

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See pictures as Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to go on trial for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

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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.

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Can Oscar be forced to take the stand during his trial? We ask criminal law expert William Booth. Watch.

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Oscar Pistorius' trial for the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp is set to begin. Watch criminal law expert William Booth tell us what to expect when court opens.

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The budget, health insurance, Greenpeace and Oscar

2014-02-27 13:31

The national budget, announced yesterday, contained little to cheer about for the average South African.

 

Cheers to Masipa, Roux, Nel and us on social media

2014-10-22 07:03

Chris Kanyane tips his hat to all the legal experts who formed part of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Even those who were in court.

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View all the pictures from day 3 of Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings. The athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp.

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Judge Masipa’s judgment reverberates across SA households

2014-09-15 07:29

It pains me to read how wannabe law experts maul Judge Thokozile Masipa but then spare Gerrie Nel with their barbed comments, says Saber Jazbhay.

Successes and shortcomings of the Oscar trial

2014-09-09 08:20

Renowned defence lawyer, William Booth, believes that televising the Oscar trial increases transparency and holds South African magistrates and judges accountable for their actions.

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.

Final arguments in Oscar trial: Day 1

2014-08-07 15:26

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has concluded his final arguments in the Oscar Pistorius trial. Read the highlights and reactions from around the web.

The failure of forensics, and amateur psychobabble*

2014-05-13 14:14

CyberShrink explains how Oscar's defence team kept on shooting themselves in the foot and points out a number of inaccuracies in the media.

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.

Time for Oscar to explain

2014-04-06 21:59

A criminal defence lawyer observing Oscar Pistorius's murder trial says the Paralympian's biggest challenge will be to convince the court that his actions were reasonable when he fired four shots through a locked door.

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.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 14

2014-03-24 09:01
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Get all the highlights from day 14 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Watch a summary of what we know so far here.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 12

2014-03-18 09:01
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Get the latest details from day 12 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Get Monday's updates here.

Oscar's absent father has money troubles

2014-03-16 15:35

While Oscar Pistorius is being represented by a top advocate who charges R50 000 a day, Henke Pistorius, the Paralympian's father, is sitting with a judgment of R50 000 against him.

The Oscar Pistorius trial is super confusing

2014-03-14 13:00

Cybershrink wonders why full video footage of all witnesses cannot be allowed – from the neck down. Or why their identity can't be protected by re-enacting the proceedings with Lego figures.

Pistorius trial: Stunning testimony in 1st week

2014-03-09 22:31

More riveting evidence is expected this week as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Oscar Pistorius intentionally shot dead his girlfriend.

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.

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The state will try to prove Oscar Pistorius intended to shoot Reeva Steenkamp. That's the opinion of criminal law expert William Booth. Watch.

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Did Oscar Pistorius believe Reeva Steenkamp was an intruder? If he did, SA law may be on his side says criminal law expert William Booth. Watch.

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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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