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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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State of our campuses: UFS campuses to remain closed on Monday 26 September 2016
2016-09-24

Based on a discussion requested by the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Free Education Movement (FEM) this morning, the senior leadership of the University of the Free State (UFS) decided that all three campuses will remain closed on Monday 26 September 2016.

This means that no academic and administrative services will be available on Monday. There will also be no classes and no tests will be written.

On Monday the senior leadership will receive a memorandum, as well as a social compact governing student conduct during student protests from the student leadership . It was agreed that the senior leadership will respond to the memorandum as soon as possible.

The senior leadership appreciates the peaceful nature in which yesterday’s march to the Provincial offices took place; unlike the disruptive way in which groups of students reacted to the announcement on fees by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, on Monday 19 September 2016.

Arrangements in terms of the academic calendar will remain as was communicated to staff and students on Thursday 22 September 2016. Students who missed tests and/or lectures from 19 to 26 September 2016 are requested to contact their respective faculties on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

There will be no further notices of suspension of any academic or administrative services after Monday 26 September 2016.

 

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