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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 students equip community with computer skills

This semester students from the service learning module in the Department of Computer Science and Informatics at the University of the Free State (UFS) gave computer training to a group of persons from the community. Ms Bongi Ntulini from the Mangaung University of the Free State Community Partnership Programme (MUCPP) selected the group.

Two groups, of which most of the people are unemployed, each received two weeks of training on the South Campus. Mr Frank van der Lingen of the Motheo FET College was appointed as the lecturer for this module by the Department of Computer Sciences and Informatics. After the training a certificate ceremony was held at the MUCPP.

At this event were, from the left: Ms E.S. Martins who passed the course in Computer Literacy (MSWord) and Mr Frank van der Lingen.
Photo: Supplied

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