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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 School of Management honours achievers

 The School of Management at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently made two awards during the annual MBA Gala Function that took place on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein. Ms Jackie Ntshingila received the award for MBA Alumni Achiever of the Year and Mr Johan Eksteen received the award for MBA Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. Earlier this year, Mr Eksteen was named as the prize-winner in the manufacturing category of the Enablis FNB Launchpad Business Plan Competition. The floating cup for Achiever of the Year was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Interstate Bus Lines sponsored the trophy for the Entrepreneur of the Year. At the function were, from the left, front: Prof. Helena van Zyl, Director of the UFS School of Management and Ms Ntshingila; back: Mr Pieter du Toit, Chairperson of the MBA Alumni, Prof. Tienie Crous, Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Mr Eksteen.
Photo: Stephen Collett

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