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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 symposium focuses on troubled youths
2010-04-29

The Health and Wellness Centre at the University of the Free State (UFS) will present an interesting symposium on coping with troubled youths. The symposium is aimed at people working with youths between the ages of 12 and 18.

The symposium will take place on Saturday, 15 May 2010 from 08:30 to 13:00 in the BOK Auditorium at the UFS. The cost is R80 per person.

Dr Annette Prins of the centre says in the symposium attention will be given to alcohol and drug abuse, the juvenile delinquent and homosexuality. These behavioural patterns amongst youths influence a broad spectrum of issues, also sexual behaviour, that can potentially influence the further spreading of HIV/Aids.

The presenters are social workers Santie Froneman and Riaan du Plessis and psychologist Lindi Nel.

For further enquiries and to book, please contact Annemarie at 0861921921 or annemarie@z2a.co.za  or fax 0866559169.

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