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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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Multilingualism and integration in the spotlight

The University of the Free State (UFS) recently had a panel discussion on “Language and integration in higher education” as part of the inauguration programme of the new Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jonathan Jansen. An international panel of experts discussed the importance of multilingualism in institutions of higher learning as a crucial factor for the achievement of integration. They said for integration to be accomplished, the management of universities had to display absolute commitment to the implementation of the policies of multilingualism. Pictured from the left, are: Prof. Hein Willemse (University of Pretoria), Prof. Vic Webb (University of Pretoria), Prof. Alexandre Duchêne (University of Teach Education and University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Dr Neville Alexander (University of Cape Town), Prof. Joel Samoff (Stanford University, USA), and Prof. Theodorus du Plessis (UFS).
Photo: Gerhard Louw

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