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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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Biodiversity and evolution of animal life under the spotlight

The Department of Zoology and Entomology at the University of the Free State (UFS) presented a lecture on biodiversity and evolution of animal life on 30 April 2009. The lecture forms part of the year long lecture series presented by the UFS in collaboration with the National Museum and Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) to commemorate the birth of Charles Darwin 200 years ago: Pictured here outside the Wynand Mouton Theatre are the guest speakers: Proff. Schalk Louw, professor in Entomology in the Department of Zoology and Entomology, Linda Basson, also a professor in Entomology, and Jo van As, initiator of the Darwin year celebrations and head of the Department of Zoology and Entomology.
Photo: Rian Horn

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