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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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Kellogg Foundation impressed by MUCPP

The USA-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the funders of the Mangaung-University of the Free State Community Partnership Programme (MUCPP), is determined to help this programme leverage financial independence to sustain itself long beyond its funding. This was said by its Senior Vice President, Mr Jim McHale, during his latest visit to the MUCPP to get an update on its work. We want to look at how we can help the organisation to get through this very critical time of developing its strategic plan and looking at how it can create its own entity moving forward, he said. We want to continue to partner with them during this time through both funding as well as moral support. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has been a partner of MUCPP for nearly 15 years now. Pictured at the function were, from the left, front: Mr Benedict Mokoena (Acting Director: MUCPP), Ms N.A. Phupha (Mangaung Municipality) and Mr Jabulani Khethelo (Chairperson: MUCPP Board of Trustees). Back, from the left: Prof. Basie Wessels (MUCPP), Mr McHale and Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor: UFS).
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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