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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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Department evaluated by peer tertiary institutions

Here are, from the left: Prof. Chrisjan Cruywagen, University of Stellenbosch: Prof. Japie van Wyk, Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the UFS; Prof. Johan Greyling, Head of the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the UFS; Prof. Klaus Kelner, Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University; and Prof. Eddie Webb, University of Pretoria.
Photo: Stefanie Naborn

Die Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) was recently evaluated externally by persons of peer tertiary institutions as part of the auditing process of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. This action ensures that the quality of the UFS, and specifically the Department’s teaching, research en community service are compared with the best in the country and that it is a centre for excellence, also in Africa.

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