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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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Training workshops for Heidedal parents

The Research Institute for Education Planning (RIEP) at the University of the Free State (UFS) trained a group of Grade 00 teachers in Heidedal on the Family Math & Family Science programme.

The aim of the training was to empower teachers as facilitators to assist parents through training workshops to achieve further development of their children in the sciences, mathematics, and technology. As part of the training the teachers had to arrange a community workshop, that was assessed by RIEP.

During a certificate handover ceremony that was attended by the principals involved, the teachers and personnel of RIEP, were from the left Ms Mary Carolus (teacher at Heidedal Wieg who was trained through the Family Math & Family Science programme), Ms Elizna Prinsloo (UFS co-ordinator of the programme) and Prof Jack van der Linde (Director of RIEP). Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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