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Gerrie Nel: the victims’ advocate

As the Oscar Pistorius trial unfolds, the players in the courtroom drama are taking their place on the stage. Advocate Gerrie Nel's role is to advocate for the victim, Reeva Steenkamp, and he is bringing his three decades of experience to the fore.

Judge Thokozile Masipa: reserved and astute

Presiding over the Oscar Pistorius trial, Judge Thokozila Masipa has a reputation for handing down stiff sentences for violent crimes. She has remained unfazed by media attention through a number of precedent-setting trials.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba on justice and judgement

Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba reflects on the Oscar Pistorius trial and the role that South Africans can play in respecting the constitutional state and its legal system.

FAQs on the Oscar Pistorius trial

What happens if Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of premeditated murder? What is the maximum sentence he can expect to receive? Here are answers to these questions and more.

South Africa’s justice system

The Oscar Pistorius trial has focused attention on South Africa's justice system. Here is a guide to how this Roman-Dutch Law-based system prosecutes and punishes criminals.

The Pistorius case and South Africa’s legal system

There has been huge media interest, local and international, in the case around Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. There has also been some puzzlement about South Africa's legal system - including the absence of trial by jury, and the difference between so-called schedule 5 and schedule 6 crimes. Here's a quick clarification.

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