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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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Moeletsi Mbeki speaks about the political economy of South Africa
2012-08-12

 Moeletsi Mbeki
10 August 2012

Well-known author and political economist Moeletsi Mbeki will deliver a public lecture at the university on Wednesday 15 August 2012. Mr Mbeki, the deputy chairperson of the South African Institute of International Affairs, will speak about “The political economy of South Africa”.

The lecture is hosted by the Department of Philosophy.

CR Swart Senate Hall, Bloemfontein Campus

15:15 -16:30

For more information contact Johann Rossouw at RossouwJH@ufs.ac.za

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