Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius's lawyer sought to dismantle the State's murder case against the athlete at his bail application in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
"Your worship... the poor quality of the evidence of investigating officer [Hilton] Botha further exposed the disastrous shortcomings of the State's case," argued Barry Roux.
He said there was no evidence of the pre-meditated murder of Pistorius's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as alleged by the State, and that it was not mentioned on the charge sheet at all.
Pretoria - Speculation mounted on Thursday about what will happen during paralympian Oscar Pistorius's bail application, after reports that the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Hilton Botha, faces attempted murder charges himself.
The bail application resumed shortly after 11:00 on Thursday morning.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke was quoted as saying on SABC radio news that the police needed to decide on his fate.
The first moyo open-air African Street Food Market in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, featuring sustainable items such as bright green aquaponic lettuce and true African produce such as local beer and biltong, will be in full swing within two weeks’ time, says Dries van der Merwe, Group Brand & Marketing Manager, moyo.
The scenic Western Cape holds boodles of road-trip satisfaction. We've outlined a mix of day-trips and weekend escapes for those of you love jumping you car and hitting the open road. Have a favourite we didn't include? Why not post details in the comment section below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. The Cape Peninsula Route
Introducing Alfie, the DSWTs newest and smallest arrival. On Valentines Day we received a call from a school in Nairobi reporting that they had discovered a tiny newborn hyrax within the schools grounds. The baby had somehow been separated from his mother and had been left abandoned and extremely vulnerable until one of the gardeners found the orphan and took pity on him. An hour later the new baby arrived in a cardboard box, although clearly frightened, Alfie as he has been named by Taru Carr Hartley, Angela Sheldrick's son, was in good condition despite being on the skinny side.
Cape Town - The Cape Town City Hall has been declared a Provincial Heritage Site.
Cape Argus reports that the building was declared a heritage site by Cultural Affairs and Sport MEC Dr Ivan Meyer and Heritage Western Cape chairperson Ronee Robinson.
The unveiling of a commemorative plaque came ahead of a function in the City Hall where Meyer presented the Western Cape Arts, Culture, Heritage, Museum, Geographical Names, Libraries and Archives Awards.
Cape Town - A brand new Radisson Blu property will be opening its doors in Maputo, Mozambique soon.
The First Class Radisson Blu Hotel, Maputo will fall under the umbrella of Rezidor, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
The 154-room hotel is a great addition to the contemporary cityscape, enjoying a prominent location overlooking the Indian Ocean, within easy reach of Maputo International Airport and the vibrant downtown.
As South Africa's quintessential majestic mountain range, the Drakensberg is every outdoor lover and hiking enthusiasts dream playground. Although the range is home to an astounding array of trails and routes, we've picked five of the most popular day hikes to add to your adventure bucket list.
Cleo's Bath, Champagne Valley
Time: about 3½ hours
Starting point: Drakensberg Sun Lifestyle Resort
Cape Town – Cape Town’s famed Table Mountain was the perfect backdrop for the sixteen invited kiteboarders and eight wildcards to face-off in a unique ‘flag out’ competition format.
It was eventually American, Richman who managed to edge out Sam Light and Nick Jacobsen to emerge victorious in front of 5 000 spectators.
The National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria have a new resident - a seven-year-old white rhino cow.
Beeld reports that the perky pachyderm was brought to the zoo from its breeding centre in Lichtenburg, which was closed in September last year after 38 years. The rhino, which has not been named yet, was born at the centre
She will be introduced to the zoo's resident white rhino bull, two-year-old Goliath in the next few weeks. The two are currently separated by a gate between their two encampments.