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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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Alumni get together on Bloemfontein Campus

At the Kovsie Alumni Trust’s Prestige Evening were, from the left: Mr Gerhard van Rhyn, Deputy Director: Marketing at the UFS; Anton Botha, Chairperson of the Kovsie Alumni Trust; Mr Francois Strydom, Managing Director of Senwes; Prof. Hendri Kroukamp, Dean: Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences; and Justice Ian van der Merwe, Chairperson of the UFS Council.
Photo: Dries Myburgh
22 August 2012


Kovsie alumni from around the country came together for the Kovsie Alumni Trust’s Prestige Evening at the Bloemfontein Campus recently. At the event donors were thanked for their contributions to the university. Mr Francois Strydom, Managing Director of Senwes and also a former Kovsie, was the guest speaker. Strydom shared strategic processes at his company with guests and also talked about his relationship with the university. He praised the university for what’s happening at the institution and committed to broaden cooperation with his alma mater to the advantage of the community.

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