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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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Well-known political commentator presents lecture at UFS

Prof. André Duvenhage, a political scientist and well-known political commentator from the University of North-West, recently presented a lecture at the University of the Free State on current South African political affairs and the road ahead. He talked about “A strategic scenario-orientated analysis of the South African political environment in the next five years (2009-2014)”. Prof. Duvenhage is a keen student of South African politics and a regular commentator on radio and television on current political developments in the country. The lecture was jointly organised by the Department of Political Science and the Programme for Governance and Political Transformation in the Faculty of the Humanities. At the lecture were, from the left: Prof. Theo Neethling (Chairperson: Department of Political Science), Dr. Tania Coetzee (Director: Programme of Governance and Political Transformation) and Prof. Duvenhage.
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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