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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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Four Kovsies to Rugby World Championships in Japan

Robert Ebersohn

Lionel Cronje

Coenie Oosthuizen

Sias Ebersohn


Four students of the University of the Free State (UFS) were included in the SA U/20 group of rugby players that will leave on Sunday, 31 May 2009 for Japan to participate in the International Rugby Board’s U/20 World Championships. Robert Ebersohn, Sias Ebersohn, Coenie Oosthuizen and Lionel Cronjé of the UFS form part of the group of 26 players that were selected by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to represent South Africa. Robert, Springbok Sevens star and Vodacom Free State Cheetahs centre was elected as captain of the group.

The SA team will play against Fiji on Friday, 5 June and against Italy on Tuesday, 9 June. On Saturday, 13 June, they will take on France.

In preparation for the championship the South African U/20 team played against the Boland Cavaliers Absa Currie Cup team, beating them 33-14. Sias Ebersohn was the chief points scorer of the match.

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