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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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Tips during power interruptions


  • Be aware of times when power interruptions can occur.
  • Switch off lights, computers and air conditioning when leaving offices before a power interruption takes place.
  • Avoid lifts during power interruptions.
  • After sunset: Stay on the pedestrian walkways and move away from classes in groups where possible.
  • Regularly test doors with magnetic locks to determine whether backup batteries are in order.
  • Card reader systems at residences will not work during power interruptions. Residence committees must make alternative access arrangements.
  • Please be aware that booms open automatically during power interruptions.
  • Telephone systems will be operative at al times.
  • Power points should be regarded as live at all times.
  • In case of emergency, phone the emergency number of Protection Services: 051 401 2911.


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