Her parents, Barry and June, told Huisgenoot earlier this year they would honour their daughter by going to the beach where her ashes were strewn and throwing red roses in the water.
June told the magazine they hoped to see the dolphins Reeva loved so much and would rather in this time think about her than about Pistorius.
June Steenkamp has written a book about her daughter as her way to ensure that she was not forgotten and also formed an organisation to help abused women and children. She said in a television interview earlier this year she still had many unanswered questions and wanted to meet Pistorius to hear the truth.
She described Reeva in a radio interview as a beautiful and intelligent woman who was always so much more than simply someone’s girlfriend. Reeva, who had a law degree, had worked as a model but also had plans to pursue a career in law and dreamed of opening a shelter for abused women and children.
Twitter remembered Reeva on her birthday:
Happy Birthday #ReevaSteenkamp Still thinking about you, still fighting for your voice, and the justice you deserve…
— Nick van der Leek – True Crime Rocket Science (@CrimeRocket) August 18, 2015
— Rusty (@debbiejones218) August 19, 2015
— Asanda Magaqa ???????? (@asandamagaqa) August 19, 2015
Remembers #ReevaSteenkamp born on dis day HappyBirthday
— Zwidesto (@nxumalo4) August 19, 2015
Today would have been #ReevaSteenkamp's 32nd birthday. Her family says it will spend the day celebrating her life and what she stood for.
— Mandy Wiener (@MandyWiener) August 19, 2015
Happy Birthday Reeva. It's a shame that the state failed you. The justice system failed women. #ReevaSteenkamp
— Minister of Menstruation ???? (@Candice_Chirwa) August 19, 2015