The parents of Oscar Pistorius' slain girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, have marked the first anniversary of her death by announcing plans to launch a foundation in her memory.

The South African athlete stands accused of fatally shooting the blonde beauty on St. Valentine's Day last year (14Feb13), after allegedly mistaking her for an intruder at his home in Pretoria.

The disgraced Paralympian's murder trial is due to begin next month (Mar14) and Steenkamp's parents, June and Barry, are hoping the upcoming court proceedings will help them find "closure".

They have also revealed plans to bring their daughter's dreams of helping victims of domestic abuse to life by starting their own charity.

In a joint statement, they write: "Reeva, who held such a passion for women's abuse issues and frequently spoke out against domestic violence, intended to one day open an establishment where abused women would be cared for. Once the trial is over, we intend to start a foundation honoring Reeva's passions, which included helping the poor and abused."

Pistorius' trial will be broadcast on South African Tv 24 hours a day as part of a MultiChoice network deal that will keep locals updated on developments and commentary.