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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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Department celebrates 35 years
2006-11-08

The Department of Communication and Information Studies at the University of the Free State (UFS) celebrates 35 years of existence this year. To commemorate this occasion, some of the staff who were involved with the Department on a permanent basis the past 35 years, got together in Bloemfontein.

Here are, from the left: back: Dr André van Deventer, Messrs Rhyno Kriek and Coenie de Villiers; middle: Prof Johann de Wet (current Head of the Department), Mrs Zarine Roodt, Prof Terry Terblanche (former head of the department), Mrs Elsabé van Aswegen, Prof Anské Grobler and Dr Gustav Puth; front: Mr GP van Rheede van Oudtshoorn

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