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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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Lecture on systems approach to health systems research

Prof Frikkie Booysen, lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of the Free State (UFS), delivered his inaugural lecture on a systems approach to health systems research and development.  His subject area is health economics, development studies and research methodology and his research focuses on key health issues, links between health and poverty, and the role of migration in development.


At this inaugural lecture were, from the left: Prof Dingie van Rensburg (Head of the Centre for Health Systems Research and Development at the UFS), Prof Frederick Fourie (Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the UFS), Prof Booysen, Prof Tienie Crous (Dean: Faculty Economic and Management Sciences at the UFS) and Prof Philippe Burger (Head of the Department of Economics at the UFS).

Photo: Stephen Collett

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