South African prosecutors are holding an appeal to determine whether Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, rather than culpable homicide, over the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, who was released from jail two weeks ago to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest, has denied murdering Steenpkamp, arguing that he believed he was shooting at an intruder who broke into his home and feared for his safety at the time.

Prosecutors will argue that Pistorius must be convicted of murder on the basis of being held responsible for "foreseeable consequences of their actions", meaning that he intended to kill whoever he believed was behind the door.

A panel of five judges will be in court and could either order a retrial, convict Pistorius of murder, or throw out the prosecution's appeal. They are expected to make their decision by the end of November.

Watch a live stream of the Supreme Court hearing below: