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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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First profound deaf person with South African Sign Language as first language to graduate at UFS


Natalie Jordaan and her parents.
Photo: Hannes Pieterse
4 April 2012

Natalie Jordaan is the first profound deaf person with South African Sign Language as first language of the Unit for Students with Disabilities to graduate a the UFS's graduation ceremony. She receive a B.Com. IT. degree this week. Natalie is an IT developer at Multichoice in Randburg. Seen with her, are her father and mother, Mr Hennie Jordaan and Mrs Trilby Jordaan, who are both working at the ABSA head office in Johannesburg. South African Sign Language is also their first language.

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