Oscar Pistorius prayed and wiped away tears at a court hearing as his murder trial was set for 3 March, 2014.
Oscar Pistorius will learn the date of his murder trial on Monday on what would have been his ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp’s 30th birthday.
Oscar Pistorius was "overcome with emotion" as he returned to light training, his agent Peet van Zyl has said.
Oscar Pistorius grew a beard after he was granted bail. He is clean-shaven now, friends say.
Oscar's brother Carl has entered court to join his sister and aunt. The hearing is due to begin in around an hour.
Oscar's sister Aimee is the first relative to arrive in Court C. Photographers snapping, as she sits in the public gallery.
It is unclear whether Pistorius will walk through the front door of the court building, where reporters are waiting for his arrival
Today's Oscar Pistorius hearing is expected to be brief - perhaps ten minutes long.
Oscar Pistorius is due to appear at a pre-trial hearing in Pretoria, South Africa this morning. The Paralympic gold medallist is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The coach who has helped make Oscar Pistorius the most famous paralympic athlete in the world has given ITV News an insight into his state of mind, in the run up to his latest court appearance.
The star is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will appear at a pre-trial hearing tomorrow.
Ampie Louw says Pistorious is "not so good" in the mornings and evenings, but he is keeping himself occupied during the day, including doing some training.
He admitted "I don't see him competing this year."
ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:
Ampie Louw, Oscar Pistorius' coach for nearly a decade has spoken out ahead of the Paralympian's next court appearance.
Louw said he and Oscar had much in common, sharing a fascination with fast cars and guns: "I think that's a normal boy thing, there's a lot of people that like guns.
"And my son, if you talk about a machine gun, he will tell you an M16 is a good gun and Oscar even said he will take him to a shooting range for him to shoot with a machine gun."
He also admits that Oscar had a temper. "Oscar is a verbal guy – I call it grumpy, when he gets grumpy and it doesn't go his way – then he will be verbal but the next day he will normally say sorry or whatever."
But Reeva Steenkamp, the coach said, was different. He claimed that the model was good for him and he never saw them argue.
Mike Kendrick, a close friend of Oscar Pistorius, has described the 26-year-old as a "terribly humble man and very kind person".
In his role as head of the Mineseeker charity, Mr Kendrick has worked with Pistorius - who is the charity's ambassador - for the past ten years.
However, his decision to stand by his friend has led to death threats and "nasty emails and letters" for the Midlands based businessman.
Speaking to Daybreak he said: "I've never seen the other side of [Pistorius] that's been reported he's been a very caring, human individual, great humanity."
He added, "I'm not a judge and jury and while a lot of his sponsors have removed him, he's an ambassador for my foundation and he's done a great job".
Oscar Pistorius is currently on bail after being charged with the premeditated murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead at his home in Pretoria in February.
Oscar Pistorius' family have reiterated their support for him as he faces trial for the murder of his girlfriend: "We believe in him, love him and will support him every step of the way in what lies ahead".
The Paralympic gold medallist's uncle also said: "Oscar’s account of what happened on that terrible night in February will be borne out by the evidence."