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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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Winner of 2011 SA Traders Trophy competition competes globally


Dr Johan Coetzee and Melinda Jonker
Photo: Supplied
11 May 2012

Melinda Jonker, a B.Com. Investment Management and Banking graduate of the Department of Economics, participated in the Global Traders Trophy final in the Netherlands this week.

She won the South African Traders Trophy competition in 2011 and received R100 000 in cash. She also got the opportunity to compeat the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam against 19 national winners from around the world.
Her lecturer, Dr Johan Coetzee, said her participation in Amsterdam and representing South Africa was a remarkable feat. She competed against the cream of the crop from all the major South African universities’ postgraduate students in the national competition as an undergraduate. Melinda is now employed by Nedbank Capital in Sandton.

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