Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for Reeva killing

Judge Masipa sentences Oscar Pistorius to 5 years in jail, 3 years suspended for gun charges, to run concurrently

Anni's funeral on a spreadsheet

Shrien Dewani used a spreadsheet to plan his murdered wife's funeral and complained that he needed a massage in the run-up to the ceremony.

How Nigeria beat Ebola

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus yesterday after six weeks in which no new cases were reported.

Aimee: I believe in Oscar

Ahead of Oscar Pistorius's sentencing this morning for the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp , his siblings, Aimee and Carl, yesterday spoke out for the first time, giving interviews to the news media.

The weathermen of the veld

Forget hearing a pin drop, how about listening to a thunderstorm breaking 240km away? A new study suggests that elephants' uncanny ability to predict weather has to do with their ability to hear distant sounds at a very low frequency.

'Impound unsafe trucks'

The police should impound trucks with brake or other deficiencies instead of merely fining their drivers.

Cure for phone fever

It might be a bit like hosting an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a bar but cellphone apps designed to track and reduce time spent on the phone are becoming hugely popular.

Scare line is birds' lifeline

A relatively cheap and simple way has been found to reduce the huge number of sea bird deaths caused by fishing trawlers.

Arms deal critic sticks to his guns, refuses to testify

ARMS deal critic Hennie van Vuuren refused to testify at the Seriti Commission yesterday, claiming it had lost the public's trust.

Robberies ring in the holidays

Armed robbers have launched 106 attacks on shopping malls across South Africa in just six weeks.

Cape Town gets to the route of it all

It's appy days for Cape Town commuters with the launch of a smartphone app that will guide their journeys across the city.

Jails can deal with Oscar Pistorius's disabilities: Masipa

The department of correctional services was equipped to deal with people who have disabilities like Oscar Pistorius, Judge Thokozile Masipa said in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Masipa summarises Pistorius's personal circumstances

Judge Thokozile Masipa summarised paralympian Oscar Pistorius's personal circumstances during sentencing in the High Court in Pretoria.

Three arrested for Jackson Mthembu shooting

Three people were arrested in Tzaneen and were being questioned over the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu, Mpumalanga police said on Tuesday.

Spectators weigh-in on Oscar sentencing

Spectators who gathered outside the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday expressed their take on the upcoming sentencing of paralympian Oscar Pistorious.

Sharks defend Smit, financial issues

Claims by a former employee that the Sharks have bigger tax headaches than those which led to her dismissal have no basis, according to the chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union, Stephen Saad.

Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing

Oscar Pistorius arrived at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday ahead of his sentencing for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Porn production moratorium ends after HIV testing

A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set.

China executed 2,400 people last year: rights group

The world's top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.

Slim choice for Nene

The Treasury's belt-tightening could mean that consumers start paying tax on brown bread and vegetables, or that the middle class pays more income tax soon.

Return of a golden age

The top nine contestants on X Factor SA evoke the golden era of groups performing on reality singing competitions.
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