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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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UFS Historian honoured

Prof. André Wessels (pictured), a senior professor in and Chairperson of the University of the Free State’s Department of History, has been appointed as an extraordinary and distant Visiting Fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra, Australia for two years; extraordinary and distant in the sense that he will not be physically working in Canberra, but will co-operate as far as possible with academic colleagues at ADFA, for example with regard to research. He is also welcome to visit ADFA at any stage. ADFA is a satellite campus of the University of New South Wales, and is regarded as one of the foremost military academies in the world. Apparently it is the first time that a South African scholar is honoured in this way.
Photo: Hannes Pieterse

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