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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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Young UFS researchers learn with mentorship programme

The Faculty of the Humanities at the University of the Free State (UFS) presented a research day for young researchers.  The event, which forms part of the faculty’s mentorship programme, gave young researchers the opportunity to deliver their papers, learn from other researchers and share ideas with them. 

Attending the research day were, from the left:  Ms Steffi Cawood (from the UFS Programme for Africa Studies in the Department of Afroasiatic Studies, Sign Language and Language Practice), Prof Engela Pretorius (Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the UFS and mentor), Ms Maryna de Wet (from the UFS Department of Sociology), Ms Nadine Lake (from the  Gender Studies Programme at the UFS) and Ms Katherine Geldenhuys (from the UFS Department of English and Classical Languages).


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