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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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New Orientation Programme for 2008

During 2007 the Vice-Rector: Student Affairs, Dr Ezekiel Moraka, appointed an Orientation Task Team to co-ordinate and enhance the orientation of students in 2008. This programme will begin on 11 January 2008 when the new first-year students will be officially welcomed to the UFS. The programme will run until classes begin in February.

The programme will reach a climax during Success Week (28 January - 1 February) that aims to support and enhance students’ focus on academic success. During this week, two programmes will be running - one for seniors and one for first-year students.

Contact detail: Student Development and Success (x3624)

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