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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 agriculture celebrates 50-year reunion

As part of the half-century celebrations of the agricultural section of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the University of the Free State, the Department of Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences and the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences recently held their joint 50-year reunion. The reunion was attended by alumni, former staff, current staff and current students. Big names in the agricultural industry who are associated with the faculty also attended the event. At the function were, from the left, front: Prof. Boet Human (former departmental chair of Agronomy), Prof. Hennie Heyns (former lecturer in Animal Sciences) and Prof. Wynand van Rensburg (former departmental head in Grassland Sciences). Back: Prof. Piet Wilke (former departmental chair of Animal Sciences and Dean of the Agricultural Faculty), Mr Kotie van den Berg (former lecturer in Grassland Sciences and currently a farmer in the Murraysburg district), Prof. Jimmy de Jager (former departmental chair of Agrometeorology).
Photo: Stephen Collett

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