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The February 2013 bail hearing of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was a defining moment for Twitter in South Africa. The event marked the biggest-ever spike in Twitter traffic in the country as users

Noko vs Izikhothane by Ramscomics was the most popular video on YouTube among South Africans in 2014, the Google-owned online video service disclosed on Wednesday. A news programme from broadcaster eNCA on Oscar Pistorius came in second. The list excludes videos from major music

Day 15 of Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial began with a technical explanation of how a police cellphone analyst downloaded data from the paralympic athlete’s cellphone. Captain Francois Moller explained in the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday how he

Judge Thokozile Masipa went “too far” by restricting the media from tweeting post-mortem evidence in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial, a media law expert said in a television interview on Tuesday. “Unfortunately in my view that was a decision that, with respect, went slightly too far because it misunderstood the nature

Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial is bigger than the Fifa World Cup, according to figures by media monitoring group Data Driven Insight (DDI). “Unbelievably, worldwide the Oscar trial is bigger in media than the Fifa 2014 World Cup,” said DDI’s Tonya Khoury on Tuesday. DDI said despite restrictions

The judge in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial ordered that the live feed of proceedings be cut because of the graphic testimony of the pathologist about to give evidence on his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries. “There shall be no live broadcast now … [and] that applies to Twitter,” said Judge Thokozile Masipa. Gert Saayman

OpenView HD, the free-to-air satellite service launched by sister company Platco Digital, is joining rival MultiChoice in launching a channel dedicated to the trial of murder accused Oscar Pistorius, which begins on Monday, 3 March. The channel, called “Trial TV: The State vs Oscar

South African prosecutors pressing a murder charge against Oscar Pistorius secured a meeting Thursday with Apple officials in the US over accessing potentially crucial evidence on the double-amputee athlete’s locked iPhone, they said. Pistorius claimed he forgot the password for the cellphone, one

The high court in Pretoria set numerous conditions on Tuesday for media houses to broadcast the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Judge Dunstan Mlambo ruled that the media be allowed to broadcast live transmissions and delayed extracts