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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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New building for study material centre underway
2012-09-05

Architect illustration of new Xerox Building.
5 September 2012

Construction on a building for Xerox, which is currently housed in the UFS Sasol library, will start later this year, as soon as the budget is finalised, says Nico Janse van Rensburg of Physical Planning.

The UFS Sasol library is in the process of re-allocating existing space to make it more efficient for users. Services that are not directly associated with the library, like Xerox, will be moved to another site.

An easily accessible site near the Provisioning Building in Rector’s Avenue has been identified. The building will provide for the printing of documents, storage of documents as well as a reception desk where documents can be collected.

The design proposal also endeavours to incorporate green concepts such as passive ventilation, efficient daylight use as well as light steel building construction with higher rated insulation capacities in the brickwork.

The building is expected to be completed in March 2013.
 

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