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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Judge who sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison a trailblazer herself

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:34pm by WASHPOST, MCT

    ... a trailblazer herself It was the kind of test few judges ever have to face: the South African High Court's Thokozile Masipa, former "tea girl" and crime reporter, faced the job ... school and worked as a tea girl for five years so she could have money to attend university, where she studied social work. She then became crime reporter. That experience probably fuelled her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622255/judge-who-sentenced-pistorius-five-years-prison-trailblazer-herself
  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:27pm by Reuters

    ... but the athlete maintained he fired in the mistaken belief an intruder was hiding behind the door, a defence that struck home in a country with one of the world's highest rates of violent crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621316/oscar-pistorius-faces-sentencing-killing-girlfriend-reeva-steenkamp
  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Fear of crime, inequality, race the subtexts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:45pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Pretoria Court case launches national debate about high rates of violent crime and its connection to race Fear of crime, inequality subtexts of Pistorius trial Johan ... days a week. But some say there is another reason as well: South Africans' fear of crime. The trial has helped launch a renewed debate in South Africa about an enduring problem: one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467237/fear-crime-inequality-race-subtexts-oscar-pistorius-trial
  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius hopes to avoid prison as sentencing hearing begins

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AFP

    ... sentence. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, described the recommendation as "shockingly inappropriate" and said the official, Joel Maringa, had not applied his mind to the seriousness of the crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615870/oscar-pistorius-hopes-avoid-prison-sentencing-hearing-begins
  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide, may face more than 10 years in jail

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... in jail. After the verdict, Pistorius' uncle Arnold said the damage done to the athlete as a result of the trial had been tragic. But crime-weary South Africans and legal experts were angry ... not have intentionally pulled the trigger," said Masipa. "But that does not absolve him of the crime of negligently handling a firearm." Masipa cleared Pistorius on charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590943/oscar-pistorius-found-guilty-culpable-homicide
  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius' home, scene of a killing, sold for a 'bargain' HK$3.2m

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... of safety. South Africa is plagued by sky-high rates of crime, including hijackings and burglaries. "I've been around there, you see the kids playing in the streets, some of the people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589736/oscar-pistorius-home-scene-killing-sold-bargain-hk32m
  7. Property - International - SOUTH AFRICA

    Building fuels office glut in South Africa's financial hub

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... in the 1990s because of an increase in crime in the city's historical business district. Makhubo's blasts shift rock for the newest office block within the square mile that houses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1588767/building-fuels-office-glut-south-africas-financial-hub
  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Shrien Dewani fit to stand trial for wife Anni’s honeymoon murder

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:34pm by Bloomberg

    ... Mziwamadoda Qwabe, who also pleaded guilty to murder, received a 25-year prison sentence. Taxi driver Zola Tongo was jailed for 18 years for being an accomplice to the crime. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574427/shrien-dewani-fit-stand-trial-wife-annis-honeymoon-murder
  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:22am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Rhino poacher jailed for 77 years A South African court has jailed a rhino poacher for 77 years, one of the heaviest sentences handed out for the crime as poaching continues to escalate. South African national Mandla Chauke was arrested in the sprawling Kruger National Park in 2011 after he killed three rhino calves. The park has seen the highest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557813/south-african-rhino-poacher-jailed-77-years
  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius must face consequences of his deed, prosecutor says as judge weighs verdict

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 07:19pm by Reuters

    ... told "a snowball of lies" and had called for the track star to be convicted of intentional murder, a crime that could land him with a life sentence. A potential lesser charge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569368/pistorius-shot-using-primal-instincts-defence-says

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