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.
On Fridays, keep your South African flag flying. The days have been given over to marking the countdown to the 20th anniversary of democracy in the country. Called Freedom Friday, people are encouraged to show their pride on the day.
In bite-size, easily understood chunks, we bring you the full text of South African President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, delivered to a joint sitting of parliament in Cape Town on the evening of 13 February 2014.