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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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Chess has potential for growth


Residence students show great interest in league chess.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
4 May 2012

The UFS Chess Club recently arranged the first chess tournament. Some 20 students took part in the tournament. According to Karin Venter of KovsieSport, the tournament was arranged to see whether students were interested in the game, and also to collect funds for chess boards and chess pieces. Students had to pay R50 to participate in the tournament.

The winners of the tournament were Pierre Venter (first), Okkert Louw (second) and Bongani Nhlapo (third).

“Interest was also high among residence students for residence league chess,” said Karin. The league will be launched in the next two to three weeks.

There is definitely a future for chess at the university,” said Karin.

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