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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 promotes wellbeing of staff
2009-11-03

Members of the University of the Free State’s (UFS) staff recently attended a seminar presented by Synergy Consultants at Somerton Estate in Bloemfontein. Prof. Johann Coetzee, Honorary Professor at the UFS and industrial psychologist, was the speaker. The topic, Work-life Integration, incorporated issues like balancing life and work, self-management and wellness.

Synergy Consultants is a newly established Career and Human Resource development consultancy firm based in Bloemfontein, which operates nation wide. At the seminar were, from the left: Mr. Frank de Beer (Owner: Synergy Consultants and lecturer at UFS), Ms Annette Weyers (Managing Director of Talent and Wellness Management), Dr Annette Prins (Head of Wellness at the UFS) and Prof. Johann Coetzee (Honorary Professor at the UFS).
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