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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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Another UFS academic gets Fulbright Scholarship

Prof. Frikkie Booysen
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

Prof. Frikkie Booysen from the Department of Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS) has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to visit the United States of America (USA) in the 2010/11 academic year. Prof. Booysen, who is also attached to the Centre for Health Systems Research and Development at the UFS, will visit Rand Corporation’s Health and Population Unit in Santa Monica and the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia. 

His research will focus on his ongoing work on the socio-economic impact of the Free State Department of Health’s anti-retroviral treatment programme and the new work on a proposed prospective evaluation of the National Department of Social Development’s family preservation programme’s role in improving family resilience, cohesion and well-being in poor communities. Prof. Booysen will depart for the USA during September this year.


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