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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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Academics speak at pecan nut information day

Prof. Schalk Louw and Mr Vaughn Swart of the Department of Zoology & Entomology and Centre for Plant Health Management (CePHMa) were special guest speakers during a pecan-nut information day held at the Griekwaland-Wes Korporasie (GWK) in Douglas where they did presentations on diseases and pests that threaten the pecan-nut industry in South Africa. During the proceedings a motivation on the necessity of a statutory levy for research on pecans was submitted to the South African Pecan Producers Association (SAPPA), which will be tabled at the SAPPA annual general meeting later in the year at Cradock. Appearing from the left are: Mr Swart, Prof. Louw, Mr Kobus van der Schyff (SIDI PARANI (Pty) Ltd, a fertilizer company) and Mr Hennie Stander (Regional Manager of GWK, Douglas).
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