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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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Professor in Translation visits the UFS


Prof. Christiane Nord, emeritus professor in Translation at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany and research professor at the University of the Free State's (UFS) Department of Afro-Asiatic Studies, Sign Language and Language Practice, visited the department to among others conduct research discussions with postgraduate students and present short courses in translation. Here are, from the left, front: Mr Edward Kgatla (lecturer at the University of Limpopo), Prof. Nord and Ms Corrie Geldenhuys (co-ordinator of short courses at the department); back: Prof. Jackie Naudé (Departmental Chairperson) and Ms Mamonaheng Mahobe (parliament of Lesotho).
Photo: Lacea Loader

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