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Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya has certified South Africa's voters' roll, setting the stage for 25.3-million voters - representing 80% of eligible voters - to cast their ballots in the country's national and provincial elections on 7 May.
With Human Rights Month under way, the government has encouraged South African parents and communities to engage in conversations around children's rights, and to teach children to speak up when they feel that their rights have been violated.
Presiding over the Oscar Pistorius trial, Judge Thokozila Masipa has a reputation for handing down stiff sentences for violent crimes. She has remained unfazed by media attention through a number of precedent-setting trials.
What happens if Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of premeditated murder? What is the maximum sentence he can expect to receive? Here are answers to these questions and more.
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