Before we get ready for a long and leisurely Easter weekend – full of chocolates, braais and fun in the sun – let’s take a quick look at some great news making headlines in our beloved country this week.

New life-saving vaccine available to all Rainbow Nation babies

All South African babies under the age of one are from now on entitled to a free vaccine protecting them from all pneumonia-related diseases. Apart from saving lots of precious lives, let’s hope that the introduction of this ground-breaking vaccine can help minimise the healthcare gap between the wealthy and the poor.
Reference: The Times

New project to employ a possible 4.5 million people

The South African government will be extending its Expanded Public Works programme in the next five years – spending R4 billion to create 4.5 million job opportunities by 2014. If successful, this will give work to a whopping 10% of our population!
Reference: SA Good News

New passports with improved security features

The Department of Home Affairs is finally undergoing a much-needed revamp by implementing a few very necessary strategies, such as new SA passports with improved security features – making it more difficult to forge.
Reference: SA Good News

A safer KZN Easter on the roads

A road safety plan is in place and sees KZN ready to welcome all the Easter holidaymakers from the north. MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Bheki Cele, said that “patrols would be conducted in the province during Easter, focusing on pedestrian safety, drunk driving, public transport, reckless overtaking and vehicles without number plates.”
Reference: Independent Online

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