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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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Cell Biology receives money for further development


The Netcare Private Hospital Group yesterday made a donation to the value of R265 000 to the Department of Haematology and Cell Biology at the University of the Free State (UFS). The money will be for among others the establishment of a bone marrow transplant programme, the development of a molecular biology laboratory and the development of anti- leukaemia remedies. Celebrating the donation were, from the left: Prof. Gert van Zyl (Head of the School of Medicine at the UFS), Prof. Letticia Moja (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the UFS), Prof. Dion du Plessis (Director of Netcare Holdings), and Prof. Philip Badenhorst (Head of the Department of Haematology and Cell Biology at the UFS).
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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