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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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‘Core of the earth visited’


Faculty takes part in Scifest Africa in Grahamstown. Aaron Adriaan with Marguerite Westcott of Plant Sciences.
20 March 2012

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is currently taking part in the annual Scifest Africa in Grahamstown. The theme of the Scifest is "Science Rocks!" and the theme for the faculty’s stand is "Journey to the centre of the earth".

School groups learn more about the earth’s crust, the mantle and the core of the earth. Botany, geology and chemistry are used to teach the children more about plants, the origin of different types of rocks, and chemical processes.

Ms. Elfrieda Lötter, the faculty’s Marketing Manager, says 12-year-old Aaron Adriaan of the Grahamstown College visits the UFS’s stand every year. “He is probably the brightest 12-year-old that I have met in my life. He is brilliant.”

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