More than 16 000 applications for special votes approved

According to figures released by the IEC more than 16 000 South Africans living abroad will be able to vote in the 2009 elections (the most votes coming from South Africans in London). South Africans who live in cities such as Sydney, Auckland and Perth will unfortunately not be able to vote due to the long distances to the capital cities where embassies are placed.
Reference: SA Good News

Comedians share the love and call SA to action

Celebrities Desmond Dube, David Kau, Chris Forest, Kagiso Lediga, Lebo Mathiba and Kedibone Mulaudzi took part in Random Acts of Kindness while a film crew followed. By surprising the public with random acts of kindness they hoped to get the rest of South Africa to follow in their footsteps and pay it forward. The public apparently waited for the punch line but were pleasantly surprised when they realised that it was not a joke. David Kau took on the role of a petrol attendant, ignored the request for R100’s worth of petrol and filled the driver’s tank at his own expense (why does this never happen to me?). Desmond Dube set up a fine dining experience for a construction worker. They afterwards heard of three guys in Vereniging who cooked a meal for the policemen in their area after watching this on TV.

The aim was to bring about a change in morals and ethics within SA’s society and they are calling on South Africans to join these comedians in doing random acts of kindness to make a difference, no matter how big or small the deed is. “The campaign is about living your life differently, about reaching out to bring a positive change that truly makes our society one to be proud of,” said Japhet.
Reference: SA Good News

We absolutely love starting our week on this note! We had a great weekend and after reading this we choose to focus on the good stuff happening around us (in spite of the news on Zuma).

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