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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 hosts Belgian academic

A leading academic from the University of Louvain in Belgium, Prof. Peter Rosseel, recently visited the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State where he had discussions with various groups and individuals. He also addressed faculty members at a staff development session on the subject: Creating a Powerful Learning Environment at the University. At the session were, from the left: Prof. Lucius Botes (Dean: Faculty of the Humanities), Dr Hannemarie Bezuidenhout (Manager: Teaching and Learning), Prof. Rosseel (Professor Extraordinary: University of Louvain) and Dr Zachi Motebesi (Chairperson: Department. of Sociology).
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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