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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 leads research development workshop in Washington
2008-10-22

 

Dr Aldo Stroebel, Vice-President of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) and Head of Internationalisation at the University of the Free State (UFS), recently chaired a workshop by invitation to internationalise research at new and emerging universities during the Society for Research Administrators’ (SRA) annual conference in Washington DC, United States of America. Prof. Frans Swanepoel, Director: Research Development at the UFS, presented the lead paper. In addition, Ms Dineo Gaofhiwe and Ms Lise Kriel from the UFS also participated in the workshop. Other international participants included representatives from the Association for Commonwealth Universities (ACU), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the University of Washington in Seattle. The session was co-funded by the ACU, the Department of Science and Technology in South Africa, the UFS, and SARIMA. Here are, from the left: Dr Stroebel, Dr John Kirkland, ACU, Ms Kriel, Dr Hiram Larew (USDA), Mr Lawrie Robertson, University of Washington, Ms Gaofhiwe, and Prof. Swanepoel.
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