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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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Kovsie netball coach learns from international specialist

Ms Yvonne Willering and Vanes-Mari du Toit, a member of the UFS first netball team.
Photo: Hannes Pieterse

Ms Burta de Kock from KovsieSport at the University of the Free State (UFS), and coach of the UFS’s first netball team recently learned from the well-known coach Ms Yvonne Willering from New-Zealand. Ms Willering is the recipient of various Coach-of-the-Year Awards. She is also known for her innovative methods and dynamic style. She made use of the top players of the university to demonstrate different techniques to the coaches who attended the training.

Ms De Kock was one of approximately 15 coaches from schools in the Free State and the Northern Cape who attended this international netball coaching course. The focus of the course was to teach coaches the principles of coaching. According to Dr Elsjé Jordaan from SportsMax, the coordinator of this course, our players in South Africa miss basic principles in their training, which is the reason why we do not perform optimally at international level.

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