Press Releases


Posted on: Fri 28 Feb 2014


Trial Special Every Night 19h00-20h00pm and 22h00-23h00pm


eNCA will provide comprehensive reporting of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial which gets underway on Monday 3 March.

This will include live courtroom coverage and ongoing expert analysis and interpretation.

We will begin with an hour long preview show on Sunday 2 March at 6pm.

From 6am on Monday 3 March we will be anchoring from a special vantage point outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. The station will use the gavel-to-gavel audio feed as well as any live footage which is allowed from the courtroom.

For those that miss this, eNCA will have nightly specials, in-depth analysis of the day’s events from 19h00-20h00 each night. This will be repeated at 22h00.

Our live coverage will be bolstered by expert analysis and interpretation from one of the country’s leading legal reporters Karyn Maughan, who has covered the story since its inception. Karyn will lead a team of experienced reporters in and outside the courtroom.

These include Annika Larsen and Phakamile Hlubi.

Uveka Rangappa, Cathy Mohlahlana, Jeremy Maggs, Iman Rappetti and Gareth Edwards will field anchor from outside the courtroom.

The station has developed a strong reputation over the past five years for its accurate and comprehensive rolling news coverage and will bring that energy and integrity to one of the biggest news stories this year.

eNCA specialist reporters and anchors will make sure that viewers across the world get a cool-headed analysis of the State’s case and Oscar Pistorius’s defence.


“The coverage of the Oscar Pistorius case has unfortunately been tainted by inaccuracy and sensation,” says Karyn Maughan. “We aim to give viewers clear-headed coverage of this trial, and insights into the strategies behind the evidence. The good and the bad of our justice system in South Africa will be on display. We will cover this trial honestly, calmly and fairly.”


eNCA Group Head of News Patrick Conroy says: “Everyone will be covering the Oscar Pistorius trial. The difference will be the quality of reporting, accuracy and insights into what is going on. We have specialist reporters to do this. We will also provide consistent updates on Twitter and our website,”

But eNCA strives for balance in all things and is mindful this is not the only story we need to cover.

eNCA News Director, Mapi Mhlangu says: ‘While the Oscar Pistorius trial is undoubtedly one of the biggest stories of the year, we will make sure our viewers also get regular updates on all other important news stories. We are very mindful that it is an election year, and that often ordinary South Africans have the most crucial stories to share about our country.”