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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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DiMTEC hosts Disaster Risk Reduction Conference
2008-05-22

 

The Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (DiMTEC) at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently hosted a two-day Disaster Risk Reduction Conference on the Main Campus. A number of key speakers within the field of disaster management as well as national delegates attended the conference. A disaster response demonstration was also held as part of the conference. At the conference were, from the left, front: Mr Mzamani Khoza (Department of Water Affairs and Forestry), Ms Sibisiwe Ndlovu (Deputy Director: Zimbabwe Civil Protection) and Mr Dan Pillay (Manager: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Human Capital Developement); from the left, back: Mr MacDonald Kadzatsa (United Nations Volunteer), Dr Dusan Sakulski (United Nations University representative) and Mr Andries Jordaan (Director: DiMTEC)
Photo: Mangaliso Radebe

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