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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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First doctorate in UFS's Faculty of Law launches book

Dr Nico Swartz from the Department of Roman Law, History of Law and Comparative Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently launched his Master dissertation (Latin), Historia Persecutionis: The martyr accounts of Victor of Vita in book form. In this book the Historia Persecutionis is judged from a historical perspective and events are recounted as they actually occurred in a narrative form. Dr Swartz is the first doctoral fellow of the UFS’s Faculty of Law and also received book prizes and merit awards for Latin studies at the university. He is also the author of various articles. The book was published by SUN MeDIA Bloemfontein. Here is Dr Swartz (middle) with his two study leaders from the Department of Classical Languages, Prof. Louise Cilliers and Dr Dirk Coetzee.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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