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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10
DEC

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

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

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.
22
OCT

72 half marathons in 72 days!

Morne Basson recently finished a crazy event where he ran 72 half marathons on a treadmill in 72 days to better a Guinness World Record while raising awareness for people suffering from Motor Neuron Disease. The passionate athlete opens up to Brent Lindeque about why raising awareness matters so much.
15
OCT

Forgiveness in the face of a killer

Candice Mama met the Apartheid assassin who brutally took her father's life, but instead of hatred, she felt love and shared the experience in an open letter to SA, encouraging forgiveness. Since then she’s become a Forgiveness Advocate and been named Vogue Magazine's one of 33 Most Inspiring Women alongside Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman and Malala, to name a few. Candice joins Brent Lindeque to speak about the moment she faced Eugene de Kock and how forgiveness has opened so many doors for her.
08
OCT

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.
01
OCT

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
24
SEP

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
17
SEP

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!
10
SEP

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
03
SEP

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.

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