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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 Daniël Hugo presents memorial lecturer


The 27th D.F. Malherbe Memorial Lecture was held on the Main Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein this week. The lecture was presented by Dr Daniël Hugo, writer, renowned translator of English and Dutch works, and executive director of die Huis der Nederlanden in Cape Town. The topic of his lecture was: "Die geheime werking van literêre invloed: D.J. Opperman en D.F. Malherbe". During his visit Dr Hugo spoke to postgraduate students and he also delivered a lecture to the Genootskap Nederland - Suid-Afrika at the UFS. Attending the lecture were, from the left: Prof. Hennie van Coller, Head of the Department Afrikaans and Dutch, German and French, Prof. Gerhardt de Klerk, Dean: Faculty of the Humanities, Dr Hugo, and Prof. Driekie Hay, Vice-Rector: Academic Planning.

Photo: Stephen Collett

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