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Be a law-abiding road-rule citizen these holidays
Follow the rules of the road to be safe.

Road crashes are a major cause of deaths globally, and particularly during the March-April holidays in South Africa. Therefore, abiding by the rules of the road serves to curb the high number of fatalities and is highly recommended. We urge all staff and students to take caution on the roads to ensure a safe return to the campuses next term.

According to Arrive Alive, some of the leading accident causes include drunk driving, failure to wear seatbelts, driver inexperience, driver fatigue, distracted driving and walking, as well as bravado. Be sure to avoid this at all cost.

Obeying the rules of the road saves lives. In 2016, Arrive Alive partnered with the UFS BSafe Campaign to educate students on becoming more responsible drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. For more road safety tips, visit the Arrive Alive website here.

Mawande Mateza, Human Movement Science student, has five simple tips on how to stay safe on the road these holidays – courtesy of Protection Services.

Check out the video below.

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Professor receives a second national award for her research

Prof. Maryke Labuschagne from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) this week received a second prestigious national award for her research when the 2008 Cereal Science and Technology - SA's (CST-SA) award for research and development was awarded to her. The prize includes an amount of R30 000. Last month she was the female recipient of the National Science and Technology Forum's (NSTF) award for the development of research capacity over the past ten years. She received the award for successfully mentoring black researchers and students. The award, sponsored by Eskom, includes an amount of R100 000 which will be used for research purposes.
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