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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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Occupational Therapy learns again with former head


The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of the Free State (UFS) presented a colloquium in honour of Mr Jock Murray, former head of the department. The theme of the colloquium was "Six decades of occupational therapy in South Africa: An elephant a day". A variety of national speakers presented lectures at the colloquium. At the occasion were, from the left: Lerine Steyn, fourth-year Occupational Therapy student, Ms Tania van der Merwe, lecturer at the department, Mr Murray, and Ms Corina Botha, Head of the therapists in the rehabilitation unit of the Life Pasteur Hospital of the Life Healthcare Group.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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