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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 student wins gold medal

The Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management at the University of the Free State (UFS) launched a festive publication in celebration of its 50 years of existence at the UFS. During the ceremony the gold medal of the Society of South African Quantity Surveyors for exceptional achievement by a final year B Sc Quantity Surveying student in 2005 in South Africa was awarded to Me Helena Jordaan, a student from the UFS. 

Here are, from the left: Prof Teuns Verschoor (Vice-Rector: Academic Operations at the UFS), prof Basie Verster (Head of the Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management at the UFS), Ms Jordaan and Prof Herman van Schalkwyk (Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the UFS).
Photo: Stephen Collett

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