The never-ending case of Oscar Pistorius reached a new twist Thursday, when a South African appeals court overturned his lesser conviction of “culpable homicide” and convicted him of murder. Pistorius, who was recently freed from prison and placed on house arrest, now faces a 15-year sentence.
Two months after a judge put a hold on his release from prison, a parole board has granted Oscar Pistorius’ request for house arrest. He served 12 months of a five-year sentence shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He’ll spend the remainder of his sentence on what’s termed “correctional supervision.”
In the last three years, two political cartoons featuring South African President Jacob Zuma’s dick—both drawn by white male artists—have hung in Johannesburg galleries. And as dicks go, they’re respectable; President Zuma must be packing at least a modest treat. But the South African government is infuriated by this…
A South African judge has put a hold on Oscar Pistorius’s release from prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius may not be released this Friday after 10 months in jail, the judge said, citing confusion over protocol.
Oscar Pistorius, the runner convicted of shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, is set to be released from prison Friday after serving ten months of a five year sentence. He will serve a portion of the rest of his sentence on house arrest, wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet.
If you needed a reason to cry, here’s one: a South African baby rhinoceros whose mother had been killed by poachers, saw a grey Jeep and tried to adopt it as his new mom :(.
Trevor Noah took a ride with Jerry Seinfeld for the latter’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and talked about how he reacted to landing his new gig hosting The Daily Show. He also awkwardly schooled Seinfeld about racism in South Africa.
But how was the sex?
Enterprising capitalists have basically turned one of Nelson Mandela’s old homes into an Airbnb. The Nelson Mandela Centre for Reconciliation is now open to the public. For a price.
A South African man is suspected of hiring hitmen to abduct and murder his wife, a teacher who was found shot to death a day after she disappeared. He also appears to have cut and pasted large chunks of the eulogy he delivered at his wife’s funeral, lifting it from another husband’s eulogy for his wife that’s…
It's entirely possible that one day you'll find yourself walking by your long lost sister on a college campus. That's what happened to Zephany Nurse in South Africa.
In an interview with The Times, Reeva Steenkamp's mother told the British newspaper that her daughter never slept with Oscar Pistorious because she "was scared to take the relationship to the next level."
Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
On Friday, Oscar Pistorious cried again, like he has many times during his South African trial for killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecution requested the minimum 10 year sentence for his charge of culpable homicide and Pistorious’ defense lawyer argued that the stress he’s endured since the shooting…
Yesterday, a judge ruled that South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of "intentional homicide" in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Boo! But today, she announced that she found him guilty of "culpable homicide," which means he's going to prison, maybe for a long time. Yay! Also, good to know…
A South African judge has ruled that Oscar Pistorius did not intentionally commit premeditated murder last year when he shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, four times through a door. But he still faces charges of "culpable homicide"—manslaughter, basically.
Nelson Mandela was no stranger to strength or love and maybe that’s why many of his romantic choices reflected both of these qualities. Also, the man had swag — his proposal to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (above) alone should be dispersed in pamphlet form at college political rallies. As the world celebrates the life of…
Rick Santorum threw in his two cents on Nelson Mandela's life and works yesterday when he told Bill O'Reilly that just as Mandela fought apartheid, so too does Rick Santorum fight Obamacare. Hoo boy. No. No, Rick Santorum. Obamacare is not like apartheid. That is not how analogies work. Not liking a thing doesn't…
Nelson Mandela — humanitarian, anti-apartheid activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner and South Africa's first black President — died today at age 95. Mandela devoted his life to improving the lives of all disenfranchised groups, but, right now, let's take a look at what Mandela did for women.