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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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UFS academic appointed on the South African Board of SANPAD
2008-06-24

Dr. Aldo Stroebel, Head of Internationalisation and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at the University of the Free State (UFS), has been appointed to the South African Board of the South African Netherlands Partnership Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD).

SANPAD is a collaborative, long-standing partnership programme funding high-quality, collaborative research conducted by South African researchers in partnership with researchers in the Netherlands. Some of the additional programmes include support for research capacity building and mentoring. The third phase of SANPAD's support has recently been announced and will include multi-disciplinary and cross-thematic themes from 2009 onwards. The current second phase funds research in the areas of among others new approaches to economic development; poverty reduction; and democracy, the government and civil society.

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