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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 academic leads the way


Dr Nalize Marais from the Planning Unit of the University of the Free State (UFS) has become the first international student to be nominated for the Politics of Education Association (PEA) award. The PEA is an association based in the United States of America (USA) and Dr Marais recently attended the association’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado, where she was one of three finalists nominated in the PEA Best Dissertation Award category. This award is designed to foster and support graduate student research and publication on political processes and outcomes concerning education in the USA and abroad. The aim is to highlight and reward scholars studying political issues in education, as distinct from the interdisciplinary approaches taken by policy studies.


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