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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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Kovsie leads Proteas to African domination
2013-07-01

 

Maryka Holtzhausen (left) and Karla Mostert
Photo: Maradine Whitehorn, Volksblad
01 July 2013

The University of the Free State (UFS) is proud to boast two netball stars that were part of the Spar Protea team that won the 2013 Africa Netball Championship in Blantyre, Malawi, on Friday 28 June 2013.

Maryka Holtzhausen and Karla Mostert were part of the Protea side who dethroned Malawi in the final of the Africa Championship on Friday, beating their fellow Africans by 54-52, after seven minutes extra time.

Maryka was the captain of the Protea side during the Africa Championship.

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