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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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Concert was music to the ear

 The special gala concert as part of the inauguration of the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State, Prof. Jonathan Jansen, was also a celebration of the diversity and harmony. Concert goers could feast on music covering centuries, genres and continents. In the early part of the programme early and classical and contemporary music were presented and in the second half concert goers could acquaint themselves with indigenous African music and jazz.

Prof. Jonathan Jansen and his wife, Grace (on his left) listening to a performance at the gala concert

Ms Annette Bester, Hesma van Tonder, Mariechen Jansen and Alet Olivier

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