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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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Delegation meets with Minister Joemat-Pettersson

A delegation consisting of representatives from various livestock and wildlife industries recently met with Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Johannesburg to inform her about the extent and impact of predation. Droughts, stock theft and predation are major risk factors in these industries and the delegation had a discussion with the minister around these issues. Here are, from the left: Mr Koos van der Ryst, Vice-President of the Red Meat Producers’ Organisation; Mr Coligny Stegmann, Council Member of the South African Mohair Growers Association; Prof. HO de Waal, ALPRU and the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS); Ms Joemat-Pettersson; Mr Petrus de Wet, President of the National Wool Growers’ Association; and Dr Gert Dry, President of Wildlife Ranching South Africa.
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