The judge hearing Oscar Pistorius's murder case has appointed two assessors to assist her during the trial.
Judge Thokozile Masipa has been assigned the matter which starts on 3 March.
Pistorius will stand trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
He says he mistook her for an intruder.
The office of the chief justice has confirmed that two assessors will assist Masipa when the Pistorius trial starts.
This is standard judicial practice at the presiding officer's discretion.
Just who Masipa has appointed is not yet known.
Her clerk and the registrar of the court have not been able to provide the names of the assessors.
The judge could ask individuals with legal background to assist, or in criminal cases where forensics are important, a retired police officer or forensic expert could be called in.
Assessors can sway a judge on matters of fact, but cannot overrule the judge when it comes down to the law.