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Pistorius trial: Gender-based violence South Africa in spotlights Special

Cape Town - The trial against paralympian Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, is expected to put violence against women in South Africa back in the spotlight. Stats show that in the Rainbow Nation a woman is killed by her partner every eight hours.
Digital Journal Report by Miriam Mannak - 4 comments

South Africa prepares itself for Oscar Pistorius trial

Cape Town - From tomorrow onwards and for the next few weeks, the news from South Africa will most likely be dominated by the court case against Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.
In the Media by Miriam Mannak

Op-Ed: On anniversary of Steenkamp death, Oscar Pistorius speaks

Media, motivated by their ethical standards, recently used words like "tragedy" to describe the killing of South African model Reeva Steenkamp. It is being revisited now because her life was taken a year ago and her killer has now broken his silence.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Celebrities behaving outrageously

Some people think jokes about rape are funny. Some think urinating on people from a great height is too. Neither party is laughing now.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: A gift for family as Oscar Pistorius indicted on Reeva's birthday

Reeva Steenkamp should have turned 30 on this day and she's been given a gift of sorts, at least her family has: her murderer (for now that is, of course, but opinion) Oscar Pistorius was indicted. His trial in South Africa will begin March 3.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Op-Ed: Boycott TV show featuring Steenkamp killer, Oscar Pistorius

The English magician Dynamo is retaining a segment featuring Oscar Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend in South Africa, in an episode of his 'Magician Impossible' TV series. The producers say it's not a big part of the show — so why keep it?
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 2 comments

Oscar Pistorius, who shot girlfriend, training in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius' agent said on Friday his clients return to train at a track on the Univ. of South Africa Thursday was an emotionally tough moment for the runner. It may have been even tougher for the family of Reeva Steenkamp, the girlfriend he killed.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Oscar Pistorius family 'shaken' seeing bloody bathroom photos

Pretoria - The family of Oscar Pistorius is "shaken" after seeing images that reportedly show the bloodied bathroom where the disgraced athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, law school graduate and model Reeva Steenkamp.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Oscar Pistorius biopic lined up?

According to various media reports, Oscar Pistorius could soon be set for the Hollywood treatment, with man-of-the-moment Ryan Gosling set to play him.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie - 1 comment

Oscar Pistorius granted freedom to travel

Johannesburg - South African paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius successfully challenged his bail conditions Thursday, meaning he is now allowed to travel.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 9 comments

'Blade Runner' murder TV documentary coming to U.S., Canada

The much-discussed BBC documentary “Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened,” which probes into the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day, is coming soon to televisions in Canada and the U.S.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Review: ‘Oscar Pistorius — What Really Happened?’ Special

Pretoria - The trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp will be the biggest and most sensational trial of a sporting personality since that of OJ Simpson. That is where the similarity ends.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron

'Suicidal' Oscar Pistorius files papers to leave South Africa

Pretoria - After reports emerged Sunday that Oscar Pistorius was "on the verge of suicide," lawyers for the Olympian sprinter are returning to court to seek lighter bail terms that would allow Pistorius to drink alcohol and travel overseas.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 5 comments

Oscar Pistorius 'on verge of suicide'

Pretoria - South African runner, Oscar Pistorius, may be "on the verge of suicide, his close friend, Mike Azzle, has revealed. Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend and rising legal fees have forced him to sell his belongings.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Top cop in 'Blade Runner' Pistorius case quits the force

Pretoria - Hilton Botha, top cop in the investigation of Oscar Pistorius, the athletics star facing charges for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has left the police force. Botha himself is under investigation for attempted murder.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Justice and injustice in post-Apartheid South Africa

When the South African Apartheid régime fell in 1994, the world wept for joy. Now it seems the black boss is the same as the white boss.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Carl Pistorius, 'Bladerunner' brother, faces own homicide charge

Johannesburg - The older brother of Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius, charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend, is himself facing murder charges in the 2010 death of a woman, South African media reported Sunday morning.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

'Bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius on bail in Steenkamp shooting

Pretoria - In the bail hearing of the case of the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court in South Africa.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Pistorius girlfriend Steenkamp's reality show airs despite murder

Johannesburg - A South African reality TV show reminiscent of Survivor starring Reeva Steenkamp, the South African model allegedly murdered by Olympian star Oscar Pistorius, aired Saturday despite the model's death on Thursday.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

Olympian Oscar Pistorius 'disputes' pre-meditated murder charges

Pretoria - Renowned Paralympic and Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius — dubbed Blade Runner— has disputed "in the strongest terms" charges that he murdered his girlfriend on Valentine's Day, issuing a statement just hours after remaining silent in court.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 2 comments

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrested after girlfriend found shot

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius, the "Bladerunner" Paralympian athlete was arrested this morning by South African police after his girlfriend was found dead at their home on the outskirts of Pretoria.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 10 comments

Video: 'Bladerunner' Oscar Pistorius beats Arabian stud horse

Doha - In this amazing video, South Africa's "Bladerunner", Oscar Pistorius took on a new challenge on Wednesday, and it was the horse that came away with a long face.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Double-amputee gets a second chance to run in the Olympics

London - Next to Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius is probably one of the most anticipated athletes to compete at the Olympics. He made his debut last week but had his sights set on the 400-meter team relay. That's when fate stepped in and almost dashed his dream.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

'Blade-runner' Paralympics star Pistorius injured in accident

World-famous double-amputee paralympic super-sprinter Oscar Pistorius, known as the 'blade-runner', needed facial reconstruction after he was injured in a boating accident on the Vaal River near Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday night.
In the Media by Adriana Stuijt

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius fails to qualify for Beijing Olympics narrowly

Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius will not be competing at the Beijing Olympics after he failed to qualify in the 400m event narrowly. Later, South African federation opted not to include the 'blade runner' in the Olympics relay squad.
In the Media by Kesavan Unnikrishnan - 2 comments

Oscar Pistorius Runs Like The Wind But May Not Be Allowed In The Olympics

Twenty year old Oscar Pistorius of India is fast. He can do the 400 in 46.34 seconds. He's got courage and intrigety, everything you'd want in an Olympian. He also doesn't have legs below his knees.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments
 

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Reeva Steenkamp  a 30-year-old model and law graduate
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Reeva Steenkamp, a 30-year-old model and law graduate
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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks on during his murder trial in Pretoria  on Ma...
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South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks on during his murder trial in Pretoria, on May 12, 2014
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The brother of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius  Carl  shown here with his sister is also facin...
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The brother of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, Carl, shown here with his sister is also facing trial over the death of a woman.
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