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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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Training symposium draws cardiothoracic surgeons from the continent to the UFS
2015-07-15

 

The University of the Free State hosted its annual Hannes Meyer Registrar Symposium at the Bloemfontein campus from 10 to 12 July 2015. This symposium was a collaborative effort by the UFS, the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa (SCTSSA) and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS). Young surgeons in training (registrars) from all over the continent attended this two and a half day conference.

The delegates include the heads of the departments of, or a senior consultant from, every department of Cardiothoracic Surgery in South Africa as well as two or three registrars and three perfusionists. In addition, delegates from other African countries were welcomed to our shores as well.

Unlike traditional conferencing, this symposium will feature a wet lab session, where surgeons perform a range of heart operations in a laboratory setting, using pig hearts.

The symposium is organised by Prof Francis Smit, (Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UFS) and Prof Tony Linegar, (part-time lecturer-UFS).

“This is a truly remarkable training symposium. It is supported internationally by EACTS, nationally by SCTSSA, and locally by the UFS. It is the largest training symposium in Africa, and Bloemfontein/UFS is proud to host this event on an annual basis, having coordinated and organised this event since 2004.”


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