Tornadoes

Oklahoma tornadoes: Death toll rises to nine

Nine people have been killed in tornadoes that swept through central Oklahoma, the state's chief medical examiner has said.

Battered Oklahoma hit by more tornadoes

Oklahoma has been hit by deadly tornadoes not far from the town of Moore, where a powerful twister struck less than two weeks ago, killing 24 people.

Obama visits tornado-torn Oklahoma

US President Barack Obama has visited tornado-devastated Moore, Oklahoma, consoling people staggered by the loss of life and property.

Oklahoma tornado: Dead, missing have been accounted for

A day after a tornado has torn through Oklahoma City's Moore, its mayor Glenn Lewis says he believes all the dead and missing have been accounted for.

Oklahoma tornado: Eyewitness accounts

A terrifying twister tore through Oklahoma City leaving a path of destruction. We take a look at footage shared by eyewitnesses on social networks.

Oklahoma tornado survivors recount twister escape

Americans who survived the massive Oklahoma tornado have described racing for shelter only to emerge on a moon-like landscape of debris.

Oklahoma tornado leaves at least 91 dead

A tornado has swept through an Oklahoma City suburb, tearing down blocks of homes, two schools and killing 91 people, 20 of which were children

Five dead in Oklahoma as tornadoes pound US

Dozens of tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa overnight and one twister killed at least five people.

Clean-ups continue after deadly US tornado

Teams combed through storm-wracked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1 600km swath through the US Midwest.

Duduza residents picking up the pieces

The lives of Duduza residents were shattered when a tornado ripped through the town, leaving one child dead and hundreds injured and homeless.

Charities pledge aid to tornado-ravaged towns

Relief and charity organisations have initiated a wide-scale aid relief effort after tornadoes wreaked havoc in Gauteng and the Free State.

Tornado-hit Duduza to be declared a disaster zone

Duduza is to be declared a disaster area after a tornado ripped through the Gauteng town, killing a child and leaving hundreds homeless and injured.

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The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

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In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

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According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

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Explaining the distribution of pension funds

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