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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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UFS strengthens links with Japan


The University of the Free State (UFS) has strengthened strategic links with Japan in various areas of research in the fields of material and nano sciences, as well as biotechnology. Joint funding opportunities for research were discussed with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Tokyo University of Agriculture and the Tokyo Institute for Science and Technology. A framework for extended co-operation and research support was also developed and will be finalised during the 2nd SA-Japan University Forum meeting in Cape Town in April 2008. This follows the recent visit of the Head of Internationalisation at the UFS, Dr Aldo Stroebel, to Japan. His visit was facilitated by the ambassador of SA to Japan, Dr Ben Ngubane. Pictured from the left are: Dr Ngubane, Dr Uri Ofir (advisor to the Ambassador) and Dr Stroebel.
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