JacPod Good Things Guy [2018 - 2021 episodes]

Good Things Guy [2018 - 2021 episodes]

The Good Things Guy is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. Brent Lindeque believes there's good news all around us & the 100's of stories he receives every day are his proof. Brent spends his time hunting down & reporting on the best Good News stories from South Africa, and the world. In Good Things Guy, you'll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories!
Weekly English South Africa Society & Culture · Personal Journals
120 Episodes
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Matrics in Antartica with Riaan Manser

Imagine being newly matriculated and going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica with world-renowned global explorer, Riaan Manser? For five matrics, this will become a reality in January. The 'Matrics in Antarctica' competition provided every single matric student in South Africa with the chance to enter to become one of…
5 Nov 2021 15 min

Tuk-Tuk trip from Kenya to Cape Town for Wildlife Rangers

Are they a real production company? No. Have they made a documentary before? No. Are they prepared to drive 2 Tuk-Tuks from the Equator to Cape Town?… Ummm, that would be a 'No' as well. Having spent time making videos in some of Kenya’s incredible wild spaces Robbie, Ivo, Jasper…
5 Oct 2021 19 min

Raising the Integrity Level in South Africa

When you give someone your word, do you truly mean it? "That is powerful, that you do what you say you're going to do," says radio & TV celebrity Psychologist, TV presenter Charissa Bloomberg - who is a renowned Integrity Leadership specialist, and an accredited Emotional Intelligence facilitator. She joins…
4 Oct 2021 18 min

When you support a small business, you're supporting a dream

Small businesses are the backbone of South Africa’s economy. They have an enormous impact, providing a livelihood for many while advancing financial inclusion to reduce poverty and boost prosperity. Covid-19 has had an adverse effect on small businesses and business owners have been left either having to shut down operations…
21 Sep 2021 20 min

A South African boost for Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development remains a fundamental driver in improving the personal and interpersonal development of any child. In light of this, in just over a year, Builders and MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet partnered to help South Africans make their contribution towards the development of children. The partnership supports early learning by…
14 Sep 2021 13 min

Britbox, Lady Di and the wedding of the century

You know we're all about the good things on this channel and you should also know that I am all about good TV and doccies. That is why this week I am bringing you front row seats - actually a more behind the scenes look at the newest streaming service…
7 Sep 2021 18 min

Exciting developments for Women's rugby in South Africa

We are well into Women’s Month, a time where we celebrate all the women who are at the forefront of making a difference in South Africa as well as organisations that are helping women to reach their full potential. Mastercard is one of these organisations that is deeply committed to…
24 Aug 2021 14 min

Mastercard to donate R1-million to Gift of the Givers for SA relief

Mastercard has launched a Priceless Cause that enables consumers to be a force for good, make a difference, and give back to those who need it most. With the need to support South African communities increasing daily due to COVID-19, it's important for organisations to take a stand and extend…
2 Aug 2021 14 min

Bridging the Unemployment Gap for South African women

Bridging the unemployment gap and teaching young South African women key fundamental entrepreneurship skills. Mastercard has teamed up with Junior Achievement South Africa to help bridge the unemployment gap and teach young South African women key fundamental entrepreneurship skills to equip them in running, managing and maintaining successful businesses. It…
1 Aug 2021 18 min

Rebuild SA - The Incredible Women behind the Movement

It's been over two weeks since Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal faced devastating social unrest that brought both fear and more uncertainty. This at a time when the country's still battling a pandemic and trying to revive its battered economy. But at the same time, we saw the tide turning as South…
28 Jul 2021 28 min

Action after the Riots

"We are going to sue the South African Government collectively. Did I get your attention? Well, it's time to make our government accountable for their crimes!" That was a post Brent put up in February 2020, and a little over a year later a group of passionate South Africans is…
20 Jul 2021 16 min

Vaccine Myth Busting

It’s been over 440 days since the pandemic really took hold in South Africa. Yes, that’s how long it has been since the country went into the initial lockdown. Crazy just saying that out loud. But we have made massive strides and are now in the second phase of the…
15 Jun 2021 21 min

World Environment Day and Being a Force for Good!

Today, people are rethinking their relationship with nature. As the effects of climate change ravage many parts of the world and we experience some of the most extreme weather events on record, we must urgently think of innovative ways to inspire collective action to address climate change. The latest sustainability…
3 Jun 2021 16 min

South African movie makes list of World’s Top 10 on Netflix!

Hlubi Mboya sits down with Brent Lindeque to chat about her new movie, COVID-19 and what's next for the South African actress. Human trafficking is an extremely tough subject to bring to life on film, but Hlubi Mboya does the role justice in "I Am All Girls", and the international…
27 May 2021 17 min

50,000 bags of trash collected for his 50th birthday

It took just six months for Joburger Sean Williams and his team to collect and recycle over 50,000 bags of trash to celebrate his 50th birthday! But the story behind Sean and his incredible clean-up initiative, started with Lovemore Robson, is also one of friendship, determination and good things. The…
11 May 2021 21 min

Quadruple amputee Shan Visser launches inspiring talk show

Shan Visser’s story is both heartbreaking and incredibly powerful. A mongoose bit the South African, and after having four limbs amputated and over 65 operations to save her life, the local survivor and warrior has just launched The Shan Show! Shan has joined Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque today to…
4 May 2021 22 min

The South African app that pays you to recycle

Imagined Earth is a revolutionary company which has introduced reverse vending machines into South Africa which effectively pay you to recycle! The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the amount it did a century ago. Fortunately, there's a growing…
19 Apr 2021 25 min

Thuli Madonsela sits down with the Good Things Guy

We’ve just marked a year of the lockdown in South Africa and what a year it's been. What we have been through - and are still going through is absolutely tragic. This thing can feel so overwhelming and incredibly traumatic. The last year has been filled with so much grief…
30 Mar 2021 27 min

Leroy Merlin - Creating Jobs in a Global Pandemic

If you have always had a love for DIY projects or you developed a love during the lockdown, you will agree that walking into a store dedicated to DIY projects is like being a kid in a candy store. The pandemic inspired so many people to take up projects in…
24 Mar 2021 11 min

Mindset & Optimism: How do we stay positive when life throws the unexpected?

Clive Vanderwagen-Julicher and Brent Lindeque chat about Mental Wellness and why our mindsets matter so much, especially right now! Clive is trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) and is also a member of the South African Transactional Analysis Association. TA is like an operating system for how humans interact, and this…
9 Mar 2021 44 min
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