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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's Vishuis receives trophy

Here Mr AJ Valentine from Steinhoff International is handing over the trophy of the 2010 Residences Rugby Championships Jos de Klerk, Captain of the Vishuis team.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

The Abraham Fisher Residence (Vishuis) at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently received the trophy as well as the prize money for their winning performance during the 2010 Steinhoff Residences Rugby Championships. Mr AJ Valentine, the Marketing Manager at Steinhoff International, handed over the trophy.

At this occasion, attended by the 25 Vishuis players, representatives of Kovsie Rugby, the coaches, as well as the UFS management, the team was congratulated and thanked for this achievement. With major victories, like the 22-7 against Dagbreek of the Stellenbosch University, the team not only portrayed their passion for the game; they also exceeded all expectations,” said Mr Valentine.

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