Prosecutors filed an appeal this week asking for the verdict of culpable homicide, equivalent to manslaughter, to be  changed to murder. Photograph: Reuters

South Africa’s parole review board has up to four months to conclude its decision on when Oscar Pistorius can be released from prison, a Justice Minis(...)

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will leave prison on Friday: the lenience afforded Pistorius has sparked outrage on many public forums and on chat shows. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

For Oscar Pistorius, the five-year jail sentence he received for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of St Valentine’s mor(...)

 A file picture from  September 2014 showing South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius crying while the verdict is being read during the verdict in his murder trial, Pretoria, South Africa. Prosecutors are seeking to have  Pistorius convicted of the more serious charge of murder. Photograph: EPA 1:50

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers have failed in their attempt to stop prosecutors appealing over the double-amputee athlete’s conviction for negligent killin(...)

Lawyers for Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius  will challenge a judge’s decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want him convicted of murder. File photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Lawyers for Oscar Pistorius will challenge a judge’s decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the(...)

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide sentence handed down to  Oscar Pistorius. Photograph: The New York Times 1:50

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pist(...)

Oscar Pistorus sits in the dock during his trial. Judge Thokozile Masipa convicted Pistorius of culpable homicide and sentenced him to a five-year prison term in October. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/Reuters

A South African judge says she will respond to the prosecution’s appeal of the Oscar Pistorius verdict on Wednesday.Prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the Pre(...)

Athlete Oscar Pistorius with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius received a five year jail sentence after being convicted of the culpable homicide of Steenkamp. Photograph: Frennie Shivambu/EPA

South Africa’s state prosecutors will appeal against the culpable homicide conviction and five-year jail sentence handed down last week on Olympic (...)

Oscar Pistorius after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/New York Times

South Africa’s prosecuting authority is to decide within a fortnight whether to appeal the conviction and sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (centre) enters a police van after his sentencing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters. 2:03

Oscar Pistorius has been given a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be out of prison after less than a year.T(...)

On the fourth day of Oscar Pistorius’s sentencing hearing, Zach Modise, who has worked in the prison service for 35 years, was questioned by the defence about conditions at Pretoria Central Prison, a likely destination for Pistorius. Photograph:  Alon Skuy/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be committed to the hospital wing of one of South Africa’s toughest prisons if the double amputee Olympic track star is sentenced(...)