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Five years jail for Oscar Pistorius - but how many will he serve?

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steencamp

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steencamp

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Pistorius, from glory to disaster

Paralympic gold-medal-winner Oscar Pistorius was the first both-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics, when he was 25. The South African sport

Paralympic gold-medal-winner Oscar Pistorius was the first both-leg amputee to participate in the Olympics, when he was 25. The South African sport

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Pistorius ordered to undergo mental tests over girlfriend's death

The South African Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius, has been ordered to take 30 days of psychiatric tests over the death of his

The South African Olympic and Paralympic track star, Oscar Pistorius, has been ordered to take 30 days of psychiatric tests over the death of his

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Rare blue diamond found in South Africa

A fabulous blue diamond worth tens of millions of euros has been discovered at a South African mine. The acorn-sized diamond, whose colour makes it

A fabulous blue diamond worth tens of millions of euros has been discovered at a South African mine. The acorn-sized diamond, whose colour makes it

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South Africa unveils unity statue to honour Nelson Mandela

A nine metre-high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolise unity and reconciliation was unveiled in Pretoria on

A nine metre-high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela with his arms outstretched to symbolise unity and reconciliation was unveiled in Pretoria on

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New Mandela statue in Pretoria styles revolutionary as saviour

Before the fall of apartheid December 16 was a Boer anniversary of a military victory over the Zulus. Now it is South Africa’s Reconciliation Day

Before the fall of apartheid December 16 was a Boer anniversary of a military victory over the Zulus. Now it is South Africa’s Reconciliation Day

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Thousands queue to say goodbye to Mandela

The body of Nelson Mandela will lie in state for a third day on Friday. It will then be flown to the Eastern Cape, and buried on Sunday at his

The body of Nelson Mandela will lie in state for a third day on Friday. It will then be flown to the Eastern Cape, and buried on Sunday at his

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Thousands come to say goodbye to Mandela as his body lies in state

There have been emotional farewells to South Africa’s much-loved former leader, Nelson Mandela, as his body lies in state. Former South African

There have been emotional farewells to South Africa’s much-loved former leader, Nelson Mandela, as his body lies in state. Former South African