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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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Graduate scoops first prize at SAHF

Mr Simeon Hlungwani was awarded the R10 000,00 Housing Student of 2009 Prize for his Master of Land and Property Development Management (M.PROP.) dissertation at the recent national conference of the South African Housing Foundation (SAHF) in Cape Town. Hlungwani, the Divisional Head of Town Planning in the Mogalakwena Municipality, obtained his M.PROP. degree from the Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management at this year’s autumn graduation ceremony of the University of the Free State. The title of his dissertation is: “The impact of land availability and the environment in housing development: The case of Polokwane”. Dr Maléne Campbell was his study leader. Pictured from the left are: Mr Bonginkosi Madikizela (MEC for Housing: Western Cape), Mr Hlungwani and Mr John Hopkins (CEO: SAHF).
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