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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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MUCPP and MTN launch partnership

At the launch were, from the left: Mr Billyboy Ramahlele (Director: Community Engagement, UFS), Mr Wickus Griebenouw (MTN), Mr Benedict Mokoena (Acting Director: MUCPP), Mr Thabiso Mafata (MTN), Ms Puleng Mokhoane (Communications Manager: Department of Correctional Services, Free State), Mr John van Solms (MTN), Mr Joe Sebela (Sport Coordinator: MUCPP) and Mr Motebang Seiboko (MTN Regional Manager).
Photo: Teboho Setena

The Mangaung/University of the Free State Community Partnership Programme (MUCPP) and MTN have launched a partnership at a function held at the multi-purpose MUCPP Centre. The joint venture has resulted in the revamping of the multi-purpose sport and recreational facility at MUCPP.

The facility caters for sporting codes such as netball, basketball, cricket, volleyball and a 5-a-side soccer. The launch coincided with MTN’s community social investment project, called Yellow Care.

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