SABC News - Pretoria


A photograph of Nelson Madela  taken after his sentencing emerged after he passed away .
Fifty years on since Mandela's 'prepared to die' speech

Wednesday 16 April 2014 20:14

Sunday marks 50 years since former President Nelson Mandela made his 'prepared to die speech'. The speech was not Mandela's first from the dock.


Nel to scrutinise Dixon's evidence

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:30

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel will continue addressing every aspect of expert defence witness Roger Dixon's evidence in chief in the Oscar Pistorius trial on Thursday.


Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille made the comments after her door-to-door campaigns in Soshanguve and Hammanskraal.
Youth must remember the struggle: Zille

Wednesday 16 April 2014 15:23

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille on Wednesday urged the youth to remember where the country came from and to use their votes to help shape the future.


Judge Thokozile Masipa says she will use the break to study the record of evidence.
Pistorius trial to resume after two weeks

Wednesday 16 April 2014 11:00

Judge Thokozile Masipa has granted a two week adjournment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court.


Public divided as Pistorius trial draws near its end

Tuesday 15 April 2014 20:21

The murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has yielded a lot of attention from ordinary people.


Police are monitoring the protest.
Car damaged in Olievenhoutbosch protest

Tuesday 15 April 2014 19:16

Protesters in Olievenhoutbosch, south of Pretoria have damaged a car and overturned it on the R55 Road between Pretoria West and Sandton after the driver forced his way through.


The SAHRC was asked to probe the manner in which state prosecutor Gerrie  Nel conducted his cross-examination of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius.
Complaint against Nel dismissed

Tuesday 15 April 2014 15:53

A complaint against prosecutor Gerrie Nel has been rejected, the  SA Human Rights Commission said on Tuesday.


SA hits tourist high in December 2013

Tuesday 15 April 2014 15:13

December 2013 recorded the highest ever number of tourists in South Africa in one month, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said on Tuesday.


Oscar Pistorius stands accused of four charges, including a charge of murder.
Pistorius to face gruelling questions on shooting

Tuesday 15 April 2014 05:28

State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel is likely to continue with his cross-examination of paralympian Oscar Pistorius for at least another day or two.


Pistorius should not blame his defence team

Monday 14 April 2014 20:08

A criminal law expert says Oscar Pistorius should not blame his defence team, as he's been doing, for the errors in his testimony.


 Oscar Pistorius was emotional again on the stand at the North Gauteng High Court.
The role of psychologists in the Pistorius case

Monday 14 April 2014 18:50

Clinical Psychologist Dr Rebecca Apteker says that the two psychologists employed in the Oscar Pistorius trial will be looking at different outcomes of the case.


Pistorius blames himself for Steenkamp’s murder

Monday 14 April 2014 16:06

Murder accused Oscar Pistoriu has told the High Court in Pretoria that he blames himself for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.


Government urges voters not to ‘spoil their votes’

Monday 14 April 2014 16:04

Government ministers have urged voters to ignore the call by former minister Ronnie Kasrils to spoil their ballot papers if they feel they can't vote for the African National Congress (ANC).


More tears for Oscar Pistorius

Monday 14 April 2014 13:18

The trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed in the North Gauteng High Court after he broke down in the witness box yet again.


The media frenzy has grown day by day in the murder case of Pistorius who is spending a sixth day in the witness box in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Expert unpacks 'media coverage' of Pistorius trial

Monday 14 April 2014 12:05

Media covering Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial have been handling the case with a huge caution, says media attorney from Section 16, Melissa Moore.


State still has a water tight case: Expert

Monday 14 April 2014 08:30

Forensic expert Laurie James says the state has to stick to its initial case against murder accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius if it wants a successful conviction.


Pistorius to face 6th day of cross examination

Monday 14 April 2014 05:44

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will on Monday, spend a sixth day in the witness box in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.


Oscar Pistorius is expected to take a stand again on Monday at the North Gauteng High Court.
Nel to continue with Pistorius’s cross examination

Sunday 13 April 2014 16:40

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius will face his sixth day in the witness stand on Monday.


Gauteng NFP chairperson Bheki Gumbi says they are very impressed by the way people are welcoming them in their homes.
Hammanskraal ANC members defect to NFP

Sunday 13 April 2014 12:27

The National Freedom Party (NFP) has welcomed 66 new members who defected from the African Nation Congress in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.


 Oscar Pistorius was cross-examined by Gerrie Nel last week.
Media coverage of Pistorius trial increases

Saturday 12 April 2014 10:06

Media coverage of paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the witness box has accounted for more than 40% of the entire coverage of his murder trial.


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