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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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Prof. Brits chosen for international leadership programme

Prof. Hanneke Brits of the Department of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Free State (UFS) has been chosen to participate in an international leadership programme of the Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego, California in the USA. Over the next two years Prof. Brits will be receiving mentoring and opportunities to enhance leadership skills that will advance the development and delivery of palliative care to terminally ill patients in South Africa and worldwide. Prof. Brits says it is a tremendous honour to be selected for the programme. She is eager to get started and bring new knowledge back to benefit patients. She is also medical director of the Sunflower House for palliative care in Bloemfontein.
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