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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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A son to be proud of
2012-04-04

 

Johan Fourie
Photo: Hannes Pieterse
4 April 2012

Johan Fourie received his B.Acc. Hons. degree on Thursday 29 March 2012. Johan, who has multiple sclerosis, said he had had enough of studying for now. He joined the firm HRV Consulting Services Incorporated in Bloemfontein as a clerk this year and hoped to complete his apprenticeship during the next three years.

Regarding the greatest challenge during his years of study, Johan said it was a lot of work and very little time. When asked about the accessibility of classrooms, he said if a classroom was inaccessible, his lecturers would make a plan to move the class to another venue.

Here he is with Prof. Hendri Kroukamp, the Dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, and his very proud mother, Mrs Annatjie Fourie.
 

 

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