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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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UFS Dean critical voice on gender and sexuality education in schools
2012-09-03

Prof. Dennis Francis, Dean of our Faculty of Education, will deliver a keynote address on gender, sexuality and homophobia in schools at two events this month.

The Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) and the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation invited him to the first ever Colloquium on Homophobia and Trans-phobia in South African schools.

This takes place at the University of Johannesburg on 6 and 7 September 2012.

The Colloquium provides an opportunity for educators, researchers, activists and policy makers to discuss the impact of homophobia and trans-phobia in education.

Prof. Francis has already done extensive research on this issue and is considered a critical voice on the issue in South Africa.

Later this month, Prof. Francis will travel to Malaysia where he will present a keynote address on gender and education.
 

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