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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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Community Service Learning takes stock of its work


The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently held a Community Service Learning Breakfast where students, lecturers and service providers shared their experiences in community projects undertaken by the UFS this year. The faculty also awarded certificates to service providers as a token of appreciation for their help in those projects. At the function were from the left, front: Mr Andrew Mohan (Lecturer in the Centre for Accounting on the Qwaqwa Campus), Ms Jackie Ntshingila, (Provincial Manager: Small Enterprise Development Agency), Ms Tessa Ndlovu (Co-ordinator: Community Services in the faculty), and Mr Martin Oliver (Lecturer in the Department of Business Management); back: Mr Mbulelo Mpofana (member of SIFE - Students in Free Enterprise).
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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