Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian
Oscar Pistorius: The `broke and broken` Olympian

At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon. 

Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Closing arguments today

In the high profile murder trial of fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius, closing arguments will be entered by both the defence and prosecution in the High Court in Pretoria today. It's speculated that Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict on Tuesday. The State called its final witness on trial on yesterday.

 

Oscar Pstorius's family issues statement to forstall electronic communications devices probe
Oscar Pstorius's family issues statement to forstall electronic communications devices probe

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's family and their legal team issued a press statement on Wednesday in attempt to forestall a pending news report, apparently related to electronic communications devices.

84 South Africans killed in Nigeria church collapse: Official

The number of South Africans known to have died in the collapse of a multi-storey megachurch in Lagos last week has risen to 84, Pretoria`s high commissioner to Nigeria said on Friday.

Pretoria says 300 South Africans at collapsed Nigerian church

As many as 300 South Africans were visiting a Pentecostal church in Nigeria last week when a building in the compound collapsed, killing more than 60 people, and an unknown number are still unaccounted for, the government said on Wednesday.

Oscar Pistorius trial: ''Dolus eventualis'', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips
Oscar Pistorius trial: ''Dolus eventualis'', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips

It is a little-known legal concept with a Latin name, and in the last 24 hours South Africans and millions more around the world glued to the Oscar Pistorius verdict have been feverishly trying to get their heads around it: `Dolus eventualis`.

Oscar Pistorius victim Reeva Steenkamp remembered as `angel`
Oscar Pistorius victim Reeva Steenkamp remembered as `angel`

One of the last tweets sent by Reeva Steenkamp, the glamorous South African model shot dead by her lover Oscar Pistorius, was to express her excitement ahead of Valentine`s Day.

Burglars target Interpol building in South Africa, again

Thieves have broken into the building that houses Interpol and an elite South African police unit in the capital Pretoria for the second time in three weeks, a spokesman said Thursday.

Heyneke Meyer hails young Springboks after close call

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer hailed newcomers Handre Pollard and Lood de Jager after starting their Rugby Championship campaign Saturday with a laboured 13-6 home win over Argentina.

Oscar Pistorius sells `Steenkamp murder house` in Pretoria to help pay trial cost

Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has sold the house where he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on valentine`s day last year and would reportedly use the money to pay his murder trial costs.

Oscar Pistorius`s defence closes case

Murder-accused South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius`s defence team Tuesday closed its case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius`s defence closes case

Murder-accused South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius`s defence team Tuesday closed its case in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Defence lawyer Barry Roux had Monday asked the court to adjourn till Tuesday, to consult with his team before closing his case, Independent Online reported.

Pistorius at increasing risk of suicide - psychologist

South African Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has post traumatic stress disorder and is at an increasing risk of suicide, according to a psychiatric report read out at his murder trial on Wednesday.

South Africa`s new Cabinet sworn in

South Africa`s new cabinet was sworn in Monday amid criticism for being bloated.

Pistorius sells Pretoria home where Reeva was killed to cover legal costs

Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has reportedly sold his luxury Pretoria house where he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, in order to raise funds needed to pay his legal team.

Voting concludes in South Africa polls, counting begins

Voting ended peacefully in the fifth all-race polls in South Africa that are expected to return the ruling ANC to power, 20 years after anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was first elected as president in 1994.

Pistorius` neighbours say heard no gunshots from Paralympian`s house on V-Day

The neighbours on either side of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius` house at Pretoria has reportedly testified that they did not hear any gunshots on the early morning of Valentine`s Day last year.

Pistorius `torn apart` after shooting girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius`s murder trial resumed Monday with a neighbour and friend giving a heart-wrenching account of finding the "broken" athlete coming down the stairs, holding his dead girlfriend in his arms.

Oscar Pistorius trial resumes on Monday

The hearing on the high profile case involving Oscar Pistorius resumes Monday in the High Court in Pretoria.

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius-hired forensic `expert` of being unqualified to testify

The prosecution at Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius` trial has reportedly accused the forensic expert hired by the South African athlete of being unqualified to testify and rubbished his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.