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Oscar Pistorius: from 'Blade Runner' hero to convicted murderer

Reuters 24 Nov 2023
14 - Pistorius kills then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a law graduate and model, when he fires four shots through a locked bathroom door at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day ... 15 - Pistorius is charged with murder in a Pretoria court ... 5, 2024, after a hearing in Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius granted parole and will be released from prison in January

The Observer 24 Nov 2023
Pistorius shot Steenkamp, a law graduate and model, through a bathroom door in their shared home in Pretoria on Valentine’s Day 10 years ago ... He is expected to live at his uncle’s home in a wealthy Pretoria suburb where he stayed during his murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius, track star turned murderer, granted parole

Reuters 24 Nov 2023
In the second he was the man who murdered his 29-year-old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp - a model and promising law graduate - by shooting her through the door of a bathroom in his Pretoria home. On Friday, he was back in the spotlight when he was granted parole more than 10 years after the killing and told he would finally get to leave prison on Jan.

SA verges on failed state but Springboks, Mamelodi Sundowns, Bayethe,Tladi, Aphiwe show us what is possible

Independent online (SA) 24 Nov 2023
South Africa has failed before. So it should not fail again! ... She wrote that a failed state is composed of feeble and flawed institutions ... This same month, the University of Pretoria's international law and Future Africa's Research Chair in Global Equity in Africa, Professor Dire Tladi, was appointed as a judge of the International Court of Justice ... .

South African lawmakers vote to cut ties with Israel

Russia Today 22 Nov 2023
Pretoria has repeatedly accused West Jerusalem of genocide in Gaza, where local officials say thousands have died, including children, since Israel launched its assault in response to the October 7 Hamas attack ... Read more Hamas violated international law – South Africa.

Senzo Meyiwa Trial: Defence says judge answered questions for witness

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Nov 2023
“If the court intervenes in terms of giving evidence which is supposed to be given by the witness — the witness is under oath and it is expected from her,” Mngomezulu said in the Pretoria high court on Wednesday. Mokgoatlheng responded that he was merely “citing the law and not giving evidence” ... ....

Freedom Under Law welcomes election of Tladi Dire to international court

Business Day 13 Nov 2023
The election of Dire Tladi as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is welcome as it ensures a perspective from the Global South is included in the court’s decision-making process, Freedom under Law (FUL) chair Azhar Cachalia said on Monday ... law is upheld.

South African Dire Tladi elected to top UN court

Business Ghana 12 Nov 2023
University of Pretoria law professor Dire Tladi has made history by becoming the first South African elected as a judge at the UN International Court of Justice ... --Advertisements--. .

Prof Dire Tladi elected judge to International Court of Justice, President Cyril Ramaphosa says the ...

Independent online (SA) 10 Nov 2023
Tladi is a leading international law scholar whose accomplishments ... He is Professor of International Law at the University of Pretoria and serves as President of the South African Branch of the International Law Association and Executive Member of the International Law Association.

News24 | Court dismisses ZEP application, says the holders already have it 'by operation of law'

News24 07 Nov 2023
An urgent application brought by the Helen Suzman Foundation to protect the rights of Zimbabwean Exemption Permit holders was dismissed by the Pretoria High Court because the judges said there was no need in law for it ... .

South Africa recalls all diplomats from Israel over war on Gaza

Anadolu Agency 06 Nov 2023
Pretoria has been vocal against Israeli attacks on Gaza and its occupation of Palestinian territories in general ... Pretoria also called on the global community to hold Israel accountable for breaches of international law and also decried the number of children killed in the conflict so far.

South Africa calls for UN force to protect civilians in Gaza

Middle East Monitor 30 Oct 2023
Pretoria also called on the global community to hold Israel accountable for breaches of international law and also decried the number of children killed in ...

Stop locking young people out of legal process in climate cases, say experts

The Observer 26 Oct 2023
Although two babies joined their mothers during a recent hearing of the international tribunal for the law ... Ann Skelton, a professor of law at the University of Pretoria and chair of the CRC, said minors were presumed to lack legal capacity, so needed permission from their parents.

Magistrate Cronje’s conduct in taking Bongani Ntanzi confession under scrutiny at Senzo Meyiwa murder trial

Independent online (SA) 23 Oct 2023
Mshololo was in a bid to show that Ntanzi's confession statement was void, as he was unlawfully detained, having spent over eight days in police custody without taking a bath or appearing in court in 48 hours in accordance with South African law.

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