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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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Gesellig Afrikaans Course CD-ROM launched
2010-10-07

The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently launched the CD-ROM of the new, updated Gesellig Afrikaans Course with Afrikaans, English and Sesotho instructions. At the function an introductory speech was made by Prof. Angelique van Niekerk, who developed the CD-ROM-based Afrikaans acquisition course with the assistance of Ms Riana de Beer (Assistant). Mr Makhele (Frans) Mojalefa, Senior Officer at CHESD and Facilitator of Sesotho courses, who translated the Sesotho instructions in the course, pointed out the importance of language for better relations on campus as was also emphasised by Prof. Hennie van Coller, Head of the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French. Pictured from the left, are: Prof. Van Coller, Ms Ida Meiring (course facillitator), Mr Francois Marais (Director: CHESD), Prof. Van Niekerk (Department of Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French), Mr Makhele Mojalefa, Ms Riana de Beer (course coordinator) and Prof. Lucius Botes (Dean: Faculty of the Humanities).
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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