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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... homicide, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, can be punished by anything from 15 years in jail to a suspended sentence or community service. In a front page headline on Friday, South ... At the sentencing hearing, Masipa is expected to hear arguments from prosecution and defence, possibly for as long as a day each, and psychological and probation experts before making her ruling. Legal ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius hopes to avoid prison as sentencing hearing begins

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

    ... the country and fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system. "Some of the sessions were just him weeping and crying and me holding him," said Hartzenberg, the first witness called ... a respectful, caring and well-mannered person." She described Pistorius as a "broken man". Meanwhile, a South African correctional services social worker, told Pretoria's High Court ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius not a ‘cold-blooded killer’, argues defence in closing statements

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... that is an important pillar of South Africa’s post-apartheid legal system – Roux said the only suitable penalty for Pistorius would be a community-based sentence. Victim of ‘trauma’ “The punishment ... Gerrie Nel has described the suggestion of a community service sentence as “shockingly inappropriate”. The state is expected to make its closing arguments on the sentence later Friday. ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius ‘blood money’ row deepens as Steenkamp family drops civil claim

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 07:00pm by AFP

    ... of nearly US$35,000, which the family rejected. “Did the legal team of the accused tell you that the deceased family rejected the offer of 375,000 [rand]?” Nel asked witness, probation officer ... of correctional services has said Pistorius could be entitled to separate accommodation “depending on the vulnerability caused by the disability”. There is little doubt that the prison system in South ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius fined over unpaid taxes 'after failing to declare house'

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in nearly four months. The City Press said the South African Revenue Service fined the double-amputee runner "less than one million rand" (under HK$810,000), which he paid. Pistorius ... is facing financial ruin because of spiralling legal costs. "While the family doesn't deny that Oscar's legal expenses are massive and that he has sold off some of his investments, ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Scramble for control of Nelson Mandela's financial and moral legacy

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:05am by Reuters

    ... to pay for the education of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It hasn't all been straight forward. A legal tussle between Mandela's long-time friend, lawyer George Bizos, ... Nursing Academy, Mandela Truck Shuttle Services, Mama Mandela Marketing Company, Thanks Mandela Toiletries and Mandela's Shed, a restaurant. The "Madiba" name has been used by more ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thai man pleads guilty to smuggling rhino horn from South Africa

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... of Southeast Asia. Taking advantage of the fact that it is legal for foreigners to hunt rhinos in South Africa and ship horns overseas as trophies, Chumlong hired Thai prostitutes to stage fake hunts. ... Adrian Lackay, spokesman for the South African Revenue Service which investigated the case. Between October 2010 and May 2011, Chumlong arranged licensed hunts where about two dozen rhinos were ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH AFRICA

    Thai man pleads guilty to South African rhino smuggling

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 02:04pm by Reuters in Johannesburg

    ... in their fight to protect rhinos, whose horns are worth more than gold in parts of Southeast Asia. Taking advantage of the fact that it is legal for foreigners to hunt rhinos in South Africa and ship ... in an international smuggling syndicate of rhino horn,” said Adrian Lackay, spokesman for the South African Revenue Service which investigated the case. Between October 2010 and May last year, Chumlong ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Miners charged in deaths of 34 killed by police

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 09:25am by Associated Press in Johannesburg

    ... and that there is legal precedent even though it is not in the constitution. The police killings were the worst public display of state-sponsored violence since apartheid was overthrown and have traumatized ... health and education services. In the fallout from the killings, the bitter mine strike has strengthened. Lonmin reported an average of 6.6 per cent of workers showed up across various shifts ...



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