Good Things Guy

JACPOD  |  Podcast , ±23 min episodes every 1 week, 1 day  | 
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!

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They're SA's future leaders, and Brent is blown away!

Over the past decade, the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation has had a remarkable impact on the people and communities in which it works. Through dedication, collaboration and a commitment to creating positive change, the incredible foundation continues to build on previous achievements to create a South Africa we can all be proud of. The Executive Director of the Foundation - Chantelle Oosthuizen - has joined Brent in studio with two of her students.

Wendy Knowler, consumer champion

This week, Brent Lindeque sits down to talk with one of South Africa's top consumer journalists, Wendy Knowler. She has weekly radio shows on 702, East Coast Radio and Cape Talk, and also writes weekly print and online columns for TimesLive, Daily Dispatch and Weekend Post. Brent and Wendy talk about the power of social media; company culture and overflowing email inboxes in this episode of Good Things Guy.
Wendy's website

Cupcakes of HOPE - baking a difference every day

Cupcakes of HOPE is a South African Non-Profit Company who’s aim is to raise awareness and funds for families in need of medical assistance, and they do this all through the love of baking cupcakes. They've several events during the year but their main event is hosting South Africa’s National Cupcake Day 4 Kids with Cancer every September. This is an entirely community-driven project and an amazing event that brings the whole community together for an awesome cause! Sandy Cipriano (Aunty Sandy), the founder of Cupcakes of HOPE, joins the Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque to chat about her incredible foundation; the kids she helps and her chance meeting with Oprah.
Kegan's story Official website

Richard Wright - on overcoming the odds

He is a three time, stage four brain cancer survivor who overcame all the odds of beating cancer whilst at the same time competing in some of the world’s toughest endurance events, including six Ironman triathlons in that time. He is an expert on the power of the brain, change management, authenticity, and understanding how to overcome literally anything. He is an incredibly inspirational South African who is unbelievably passionate about our country, and a voice that we need to hear right now. His name is Richard Wright, someone who I have followed for years & he’s finally on the Good Things Guy Jacpod!

Good Things Guy breaks format as our tears for SA continue

This episode of Good Things Guy is not Brent Lindeque's usual format. He continues to highlight crimes against South Africa's women and children, following one of our darkest weeks. The TEARS Foundation's founder Mara Glennie joins Brent in studio to talk about the crisis, and how TEARS is helping those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. It's an important listen.
TEARS Foundation

South African women stand up - and speak up

Parts of South Africa are on fire, women are being raped, violently beaten and murdered & numerous children have been kidnapped. But that was just Monday this week. When you think about what is going on in SA, it is easy to get lost in negativity, and the anger. But this is what we need to do feel to figure out how we fix it, together! Danny Painter and Philicity Reeken - two powerhouse women from Jacaranda FM - have joined me in studio to start the conversation, and understand the current state of the nation. It's not my usual Good Things Guy episode, but it's perhaps my most important.

How Alison Botha’s horrific ordeal created an incredible initiative that's saved lives

On an evening in December 1994, an extraordinary event took place in Alison’s ordinary life. She was abducted by two men and taken to the outskirts of the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, where they raped and brutally assaulted her. She was stabbed in the abdomen more than 30 times and her throat was slit from side to side. The men left her for dead in the bushes. But somehow she lived. Somehow she was able to find her way back to the road where she collapsed. A car finally stopped and found the near-dead Alison. Despite the odds, she lived.
Woman INpowered really started when Alison Botha got up and decided to live in December 1994, but the idea was born in 2000 when Mark Grobbler wrote his thesis.
It became a full time concern in 2012. WIP as its known is an extremely simple, easy to learn yet devastatingly effective self INpowerment system that has been designed specifically for Women (and now men too) to give them the ability to make a choice in a threatening situation. Mark joins Brent Lindeque in a candid discussion about Alison, the WIP program and how it saved a Miss South Africa’s life. Listen to the JacPod episode here.

Plastic waste in SA… how bad is it?

At GREEN HOME, sustainability is their passion, their vision and their daily work. They exist to supply South Africa with a great range of environmentally friendly food packaging in the best way they can. They are here to change some trends, rewrite some rules and usher in a big-picture-thinking way of serving food on the go. And Guy Cronje has joined Brent Lindeque to chat about why biodegradable packaging is so important in South Africa (and around the globe).

GirlCode - Empowering SA women and girls through technology!

GirlCode strives to alleviate South Africa’s high unemployment rate through targeted technology skills and capacitation initiatives, including a GirlCoder Club, workshops and a Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) accelerator. They facilitate collaboration between women from divergent backgrounds in creating innovative and sustainable solutions. They believe that the more women who get involved with technology, design, development and leadership, the more successful and diverse companies and their products will be in the future! The team from GirlCode join the Good Things Guy to chat about the amazing work they're doing.

Kirsten Landman's incredible story and latest grueling challenge

Kirsten Landman is a professional offroad and hard enduro rider from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She's been riding since the age of 8 and turned professional at the age of 22. What started as just fun with her family, has now turned into Kirsten making history and a name for herself worldwide in the hard enduro racing scene! Competing in major international events, the talented rider has become the first female to finish races such as Redbull Romaniacs, Redbull Sea to Sky, Redbull Megawatt 111, Redbull Braveman & the Roof of Africa. Since then, Kirsten has achieved her South African Springbok colours while competing at the top level of her sport all over the world and, most times, being the only woman to do so. And now South Africa's top female enduro racer is taking on the ultimate endurance challenge... The Dakar! Listen to her incredible story here on the Good Things Guy Jacpod!
Kirsten's Website

Alfred Adriaan… the most motivational comedian in SA (from Hankey)

Alfred Adriaan is a well rounded, hilariously funny and relatable comedian and his comedy is deeply rooted in everyday life. He's been nominated for 5 South African Comics Choice awards in only 4 years. He has also performed to international audiences in New York City at the Broadway Comedy club as well as the New York Comedy club in Manhattan and was invited to perform at the prestigious Sydney and Perth Comedy festivals in Australia.
He is also known for acting in the KykNet movie Hospitaal op Horrings and for his work in TV and online adverts for Nokia, Savanna and Come Dine With Me for the BBC. He has performed on major Stand-up shows such as Mass Hysteria, Aweh Mzansi (as aired on MNET) and Blacks Only where he performed alongside celebrated South African acts such John Vlismas, Marc Lottering, Joey Rasdien, David Kau and many more. And he joins Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy today…

World First: Life-saving blood to be delivered by drones in SA

The South African National Blood Service and Western Cape Blood Service recently came together to showcase how they intend to save more lives using drone technology. That’s right… blood will be delivered by drones in South Africa! Jonathan Louw, CEO of the South African National Blood Service, joined Brent Lindeque in studio to chat about blood in SA as well as this new incredible technology.

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