Prosecutors want Judge Masipa to allow them to go to the SCA to challenge her verdict and sentence.
The NPA will need to get permission from Judge Thokozile Masipa before appealing her ruling.
The NPA says the merit of its application will emerge once they file papers for leave to appeal the finding.
The NPA says it will appeal Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction on points of law.
Prof James Grant said his advice to prosecutor Gerrie Nel was to appeal Pistorius's conviction.
The judge has handed down a sentence of 5 years in prison to Oscar Pistorius.