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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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Book on Youth Counselling launched at the UFS

The Handbook of Youth Counselling, with a predominant Free State flavour, was recently also launched at the University of the Free State (UFS) after an initial release at the Cape Town Book Fair in June. The majority of authors are from the UFS. At the Free State launch the following authors were present, from the left: Dr Lyzette Hoffmann (Theology), Dr Henriëtte van den Berg (Psychology), Mrs Annette Weyers (Consultant Social Worker), Prof Tony Ulyatt (former HOD of English and language editor), Prof Johnnie Hay (Psychology of Education and co-editor), Dr Annette Prins (Wellness Office) and Mrs Liesbeth van Wyk (publisher from Heinemann Publishers).
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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