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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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Ox Nche to make Kovsies proud in Italy
2015-06-03

 

Shimlas prop, Ox Nche, was included recently in the Junior Springbok squad who will compete in the 2015 World Rugby Under-20 Championships in Italy.

The Junior Boks will kick off their championship when they face the host nation, Italy, at the Stadio San Michele in Calvisano on Tuesday 2 June 2015. Thereafter, the Green and Gold will clash with Samoa on Saturday 6 June 2015, and face their last rivals in Pool B when they play against Australia. The playoffs are scheduled for 15 and 20 June 2015.

Nche was part of the unbeaten Shimlas squad who made history when beating the North-West University Pukke in the 2015 Varsity Cup final. Shortly after the Kovsie victory, Nche was added as a starting player to the Junior Boks side who faced the Varsity Cup Dream Team. He has been the preferred prop ever since.

Nche matriculated at HTS Louis Botha in 2013, and played SA Schools in 2012 and 2013.

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