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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 handed a cum laude award to Judge
2006-06-24

The Faculty of Law at the University of the Free State (UFS) handed a cum laude award to Judge Joos Hefer for being the first judge in the history of the South African Academy for Science and Arts who received the Toon van den Heever prize for the science of law. Judge Hefer is also the first former lecturer and alumnus of the Faculty to receive this prestigious prize.

Prof Johan Henning (Dean: Faculty of Law at the UFS) during the handing over of the cum laude award to Judge Hefer.

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