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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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Dr Aldo Stroebel to evaluate programmes of the European Union
2007-11-20

Dr Aldo Stroebel, Head of the International Office and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development of the University of the Free State (UFS), has recently been appointed by the European Union (EU) as one of four international non-EU rural development experts. Dr Stroebel will be conducting a comprehensive economic, social and development impact assessment of the EU’s rural development programme, LeaderPlus. His responsibility includes a focus on France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Dr Stroebel is the co-ordinator of the Jobs for Growth Training Programme with the Mangaung University of the Free State Community Partnership Programme (MUCPP), within the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative (ASGISA). Dr Percy Barnevick, one of President Thabo Mbeki’s business advisors and member of the President’s International Investment Council, recently commended the contributions of the UFS and MUCPP to ASGISA.
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