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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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Prof. Johan Willemse appointed on boards of Absa
2008-01-22

Prof. Johan Willemse, Departmental Chairperson of the University of the Free State's (UFS) Department of Agricultural Economics, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Absa Group and Absa Bank with effect from 1 January 2008. He belongs to the South African Agricultural Writers Association, is a regular columnist for various agricultural periodicals, and has been a presenter and programme advisor on national television in respect of agricultural matters. Prof. Willemse also studied at the University of Illinois with a Cochrane Fellowship bursary in 2003. He has his own agriculture consulting business and has won numerous national agricultural awards and achievements. He was a member of the Ministerial Task Group to evaluate the 1992 drought aid to farmers and was appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs in 1997 to advise on the implementation of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act. Prof. Willemse is a specialist on agricultural marketing, strategy and policy formulation.
 


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