Good Things Guy

JACPOD  |  Podcast , ±23 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days  | 
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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31
MAR

What does the word Moffie mean? (And it's streaming now)

Starting today, MOFFIE , the story of a young conscript who battles to survive compulsory military service in apartheid-South Africa while coming to terms with his sexual orientation, will be available to stream online. Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque chatted to some of the cast before we went into lockdown. Take a listen.

Visit www.moffiefilm.com/stream for more info.
Stream the movie now
17
MAR

Coronavirus and South Africa - Brent talks to Graeme Codrington

Graeme Codrington, a South African author, futurist and strategy consultant, has been very vocal about the Coronavirus and what it means for South Africa. He's talked about the elderly, the people with underlying illnesses and the poor. But he has also added a different perspective and ultimately… hope. Graeme joins the Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque via a video call - a first for this podcast but one we feel that is necessary as we become responsible, active citizens during the global pandemic. Listen to the discussion here & follow Graeme at https://www.facebook.com/graeme.codrington.
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10
MAR

John Tsenoli – It’s the long road that leads us home

While still riding high on the success of his debut single release 'I’m Just a Boy' -that has already reached over 7 million listeners on South African radio, John Tsenoli has just dropped his next single, Long Road, available across all digital platforms since Friday. The same hit-making team, Ryno Zeelie and Matthew Marinus joined forces with John once again to write and produce this endearing and inspiring track that continues to tell the story of John’s journey from Lesotho to Johannesburg 4 years ago - and is sure to tug at the heartstrings.
It’s a song about perseverance, hope, strength and staying true to your journey; about leaving a legacy that the generations after you can be proud of and hold onto. Add John’s powerful, soulful, velvet vocals to these messages of inspiration, and you have a sure-fire track that'll have listeners sitting up and paying attention. John joins Brent in studio this week to chat about his journey and the long road he’s been on.
Long Road video It's Just a Boy video
25
FEB

Women in Business: Taffia Keight

This week, Brent chats to Taffia Keight - Owner & Director at Whacked Entertainment Management - about the revival of the Cape Town Comedy Festival - and more. Taffia left her senior position at MTN; taking a huge pay cut - to help build her company from a small one-person operation to the industry leader it is today. She shares her journey with Brent in today's podcast episode...
18
FEB

Infertility; South African medical aids and you

Infertility: One in six couples in South Africa is facing fertility issues, making it a far-reaching issue. In today's podcast, Brent Lindeque talks to four incredible women who've been on the journey of facing fertility challenges. Lucia Oreb, Michelle Borgia Groenewald, Natasha Fagri and Saskia Williams discuss what is happening in South Africa at the moment.
House of Fertility website
11
FEB

Being a better man! This is the Mankind Project...

The ManKind Project South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that conducts life-changing programs for men at every stage of life - supporting a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups, where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. They empower and support men so they can make a difference in the lives of others - men, women, and children around the world. And Mlu Sibanda, Centre Director for JHB; Jihaad Rossouw - Head of Marketing and Josh Murphy - Member - join Brent Lindeque to talk about this initiative that's sweeping the nation.
Official website
04
FEB

From Limpopo to the International comedy stage!

Tsitsi Chiumya is a young comedian from Lebowakgomo, a small township in Limpopo. He's fast become a talent to be reckoned with, winning admirers across South Africa, the continent and internationally - for his ‘awkwardly relatable stories’. Tsitsi was singled out by South Africa’s greatest comedy export – The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah – to take part in the new comedy TV series, Trevor Noah Presents: NationWild. Tsitsi's also appeared on BBC Arts Hour, which featured Spike Lee in the same season. Tsitsi joins Brent Lindeque this week to chat about his inspirational journey into comedy.
28
JAN

Kirsten Landman - on her amazing Dakar (on a bike) experience!

Hard enduro expert Kirsten Landman officially finished the 2020 Dakar in 55th position, while Taye Perry completed the grueling race in 77th position. But both of these talented South Africans have been named as the first women from Africa to ever race and finish the Dakar on motorcycles! The 42nd edition of the Dakar took competitors over 7800km from the shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, around the canyons and mountains of the western part of the country, over the dunes of the Empty Quarter and all the way to the Qiddiya Sports and Culture Complex near the capital Riyadh.
Southern Africa had ten competitors who crossed our borders and made their way to the 2020 Dakar in Saudi Arabia, but it was two South African women who've made our country so incredibly proud.

And Kirsten joins the Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque to chat about the gruelling race:
10
DEC
2019

3,600 South Africans have had their entire mortgage scrapped

Investec have made a contribution to real economic empowerment in South Africa through the distribution of title deeds to homeowners in various townships. It's distributing 3,600 title deeds for houses in 15 different townships around Gauteng.
Investec has, at its own cost, cancelled the mortgage bonds registered over the properties. The title deeds are being returned to the registered owners, and the substantial underlying debt is also being waived by Investec.

“One of Investec’s most cherished values is that we strive to live in society, not off it. This is something of a mantra inside the bank that we live by,” says Richard Wainwright, CEO of Investec Bank Ltd.
CSI head Setlogane Manchidi joined Brent to discuss the incredible initiative.
03
DEC
2019

From Meth Addiction to Marathons: A SA story of healing

Author Constantinos Carastavrakis, known to his friends as Costa, talks to Brent Lindeque about his life story: growing up Greek and gay in Joburg; suffering trauma and falling into a devastating crystal meth addiction. From Meth Addiction to Marathons: It's a South African story of healing. Costa brings light and humour to the darkness of addiction and shows that true body, mind and spirit recovery is possible for anyone who cares enough to heal themselves.
05
NOV
2019

Thinking outside the classroom

Valenture Institute is an exciting new global, online education space set to offer South African learners a highly engaging and socially rich learning experience supported by expert tutors and mentors. The Institute’s mission is to evolve what it means to “go” to school by transforming physical limitations into digital opportunities.
Robert Paddock is the ex Co-Founder of GetSmarter, an online education company that has educated over 90,000 working professionals from 134 countries around the world, and partners with Universities such as Harvard, Cambridge, MIT, Oxford, LSE and Stanford. And he joins Brent to chat about all the good stuff they’re doing.

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