Black and white justice: Oscar Pistorius and the Xhosa King

The question of whether Oscar Pistorius is a murderer or not will now be argued in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) following the successful application by the State to have his culpable homicide conviction reviewed.

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State to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction and sentence

South Africa’s state prosecutors will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

“Oscar Pistorius judgement, NPA will be … Read the rest

On Oscar Pistorius, singularity and libtards

Regarding convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius, almost everyone has had “an egg to lay”, as the Afrikaans expression goes. I purposefully tried to avoid his trial and its attendant hype, as it displayed once more the painful and colonial stupidity of … Read the rest

Oscar Pistorius cleared of murder charges

South African judge Thokozile Masipa has cleared Olympic and paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges, Reuters said.

“Clearly he did not subjectively foresee this as a possibility that he would kill the person behind the door, let alone … Read the rest

Little America at the tip of Africa

ILANA MERCER: There’s an elephant in the courtroom in which Oscar Pistorius is being tried for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is the unidirectional, black-on-black and black-on-white violent crime in South Africa. The fear of being butchered

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ILANA MERCER: There’s an elephant in the courtroom in which Oscar Pistorius is being tried for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It is the unidirectional, black-on-black and black-on-white violent crime in South Africa. The fear of being butchered

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Oscar Pistorius trial: a canned hunt for global media?

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Oscar

by Stuart L. Chapman

Since the fateful dawn of “democracy” in 1994 The ANC kleptocracy continues to gut South Africa, literally selling, stealing, embezzling and pulverizing what is left of the beloved country- what was the powerhouse of Africa- … Read the rest

Boerehaat and South Africa’s Khmer Rouge 1

roodt_dan_wikiby Dan Roodt dan[at]praag.org

Few outsiders understand the ethnic dynamics of South Africa. Foreign journalists come here and imagine that we are some kind of remake of the USA, transposing American ethnic categories (and Hollywood movies) onto us. Of course, … Read the rest

Anti-racists are the new racists

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by Dan Roodt

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South Africa’s multiracial and multicultural society is exploding into a never-ending Kulturkampf or American-style culture war. Anti-racists are the new racists, spreading intolerance and even violence ahead … Read the rest

Naspers Sunday papers must apologise to Oscar Pistorius

naspers-rcpThe press ombudsman on Saturday ordered Rapport and its sister publication City Press to publish an apology for causing unnecessary harm to paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

The two newspapers were also ordered to issue corrections on a story they published on … Read the rest

Pistorius, Steenkamp, civil suit: report

Reeva Steenkamp
Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers are trying to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the parents of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The Times reported on Tuesday.

Pistorius’s lawyer Kenny Oldwage confirmed that they were in discussions with the Steenkamp family.… Read the rest

Bomb sweep at Pistorius court

Oscar Pistoirus during a previous court hearing
Oscar Pistoirus during a previous court hearing

The police’s explosives teams carried out a precautionary sweep to check for explosives inside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court room where paralympian Oscar Pistorius would appear on Monday.

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Xingwana ‘apologises unconditionally’ to Afrikaner men

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Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana on Wednesday apologised for her comments about Afrikaner men.

“It has become clear to me that my comments may have offended some members of our community. I … Read the rest