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South Africa: Apartheid assassin ‘Prime Evil’ gets parole

Eugene de Kock

One of South Africa’s most notorious apartheid mass murderers, Eugene “Prime Evil” de Kock, was granted parole on Friday after 20 years in jail, a decision set to re-ignite painful debate over the cri

South Africa salutes Nelson Mandela on his first death anniversary

Nelson Mandela’s family members place a wreath to a 9-metre tall statue of him in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. 	— AP

As smoke rose from the long, spiralled kudu horns in his hands, tribal chief Ron Martin raised his voice and praised the spirits of South Africa’s ancestors, one year after Nelson Mandela’s death.

Justice is on trial, says prosecution

Reeva Steenkamp’s father Barry (right) cries as he is comforted by wife June during the third day of sentencing at trial— AP

Prosecutors fought a rear-guard action to ensure Oscar Pistorius is jailed for unlawfully killing his girlfriend, warning on Wed-nesday that justice was also on trial in the eyes of the South African

‘Oscar Pistorius will be vulnerable in prison’

Oscar Pistorius along with two of his legal team members at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday. — AP

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius would be highly vulnerable in South Africa’s brutal jails, his disability elevating the risk of poor hygiene and even gang rape, a defence witness claimed on Tuesday.

Court told Oscar Pistorius has ‘genuine remorse’

South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius listens to one of his defence lawyers at the Pretoria High Court on Monday— AFP

Oscar Pistorius’s therapist told a sentencing hearing on Monday that the star sprinter suffered genuine remorse after shooting dead his girlfriend, as lawyers fought to keep him out of jail.

Oscar Pistorius’ fate to be decided today

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Monday to find outwhether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out

I travelled to Hampi recently and was blown away by the palace and temple ruins, and the fascinating landscape it was set in. To make it even more interesting, I stayed in a wildlife resort nearby.

President Barack Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for our 66th Republic Day was a first since, surprisingly, no other US President had come in this capacity before.