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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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Rector addresses Humanities Faculty Forum

The Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently held its 2009 Faculty Forum on the Main Campus. The Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS, Prof. Jonathan Jansen (pictured), delivered the keynote address in which he lamented the dearth of intellectual debate at the university. His address was focused on ‘the scholarship of teaching’, which he said should be deeply anchored in knowledge and in what it means to be a student. He also said the majority of the 25 NRF-rated scholars that the UFS has advertised for will be placed in the Faculty of the Humanities to make this faculty the strongest in the country. He encouraged the faculty to strive for ‘extraordinary things’. The Forum creates an opportunity for interactive engagement among colleagues in the areas of teaching, learning and research.
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe 


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