South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius cannot challenge his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a spokesman for the prosecuting authorities said on Thursday. Photograph:Alon Skuy /Reuters

South Africa’s constitutional court has rejected Olympian Oscar Pisitorius’ right to appeal against his conviction for the murder of girlfriend Reeva (...)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius will return to jail after an appeal to his conviction of culpable homicide was dismissed. Photograph: Reuters/Files/Siphiwe Sibeko

Oscar Pistorius has had his conviction of culpable homicide changed to murder for the killing of his girlfriend on Valentine’s day in 2013. A South A(...)

June Steekamp (centre), the late Reeva Steenkamp’s mother is seen prior to the appeal by the state against Pistorius man slighter charges at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, South AfricaPhotograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal is considering whether to convict Oscar Pistorius of murder for killing his girlfriend, uphold a lower court’s (...)

Oscar Pistorius during his trial in Pretoria. Pistorius will be released on parole next week after serving one year of his five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Daniel Born/AFP/Getty Images

Oscar Pistorius will be released on parole on October 20th, about a year after he was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenka(...)

Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph:Alon Skuy/Reuters

Oscar Pistorius’s release from prison has been put on hold by the South African government. The Paralympian, convicted of culpable homicide for the k(...)

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(...)

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(...)

“Strong sentences are essential to show perpetrators of violence against intimate partners that society and the law take their violence seriously,” said the chief executive of Women’s Aid this morning following Oscar Pistorius’s 5-year jail sentence. Photograph: Frennie Shivambu/EPA

The sentence given to Oscar Pistorius for killing Reeva Steenkamp is “worryingly short”, according to a domestic violence charity.The amputee athlete,(...)

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.

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(...)

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius could compete at any time because the committee has no regulations barring someone with a criminal record. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

The double amputee sprinter, due to be sentenced next month after being found guilty of the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, could(...)