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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30
JUN

Kindness and perspective during COVID-19

This week Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque gets to chat to Brett Rogers, Editor and podcast host of @thisisin__ - a very cool channel of content, which showcases cultural forces that are changing the world. The duo chat about relationships, kindness and perspective during lockdown.
16
JUN

67 Kilometres for Nelson Mandela Day

This Mandela Day will be the first-ever marked amidst a global pandemic. As both the sports and eventing industries are massively impacted by being unable to celebrate Mandela Day through physical activations, this year the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) is bringing a massive virtual race: 67 Kilometres for Mandela Day – to homes and streets everywhere. Nomthi Mnisi, Director of Communications and Marketing at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, joins the Brent Lindeque on the Good Things JacPod today to tell us more.
Race details
02
JUN

Ubuntu Beds: Providing safe accommodation to healthcare-workers

We have all seen how COVID-19 has crippled the Italian health system. Lombardy, a region in Northern Italy, was the epicentre of their Coronavirus pandemic. When Kim Whitaker asked a doctor from Lombardy what they would've done differently at the start of the pandemic, he responded, “I would have arranged accommodation for the doctors and nurses in the now-closed hotels.” Healthcare workers were exhausted and unable to return home for fear of infecting their families, as a result, they were sleeping poorly and burning out. From this, Ubuntu Beds was founded in South Africa… and Kim - who has herself been COVID-19 positive back in March - has joined Brent Lindeque to speak about the journey.
Ubuntu Beds website
26
MAY

The other side of COVID-19 - interview with South African survivor

Dr Burger - a South African with a PhD in mining - was on the last flight out of Sierra Leone prior to the lockdown border shutdown. He didn't have any symptoms but decided to go get tested anyway, just to be safe. This is the story of what he went through; how one incredible nurse working on the front-line saved his life and how he's coping after recovering from COVID-19.
Listen to the incredible interview here:
19
MAY

Getting to know Mr Gay World South Africa, Charl-Jaquairdo

Charl-Jaquairdo van Helsdingen joins Good Things Guy Brent Lindeque to chat about his Mr Gay World South Africa title. The Mr Gay World South Africa competition strives to be a platform to mentor and groom gay leaders who will advance gay human rights, both locally and throughout the world. The 29-year-old muscle model has still been doing good things for the community while in lockdown. He also opens up about his cancer scare. Catch up with the show here:
12
MAY

Lessons from Gumtree: It’s time to clean out your house… & make some money!

This week on the Good Things Guy on JacPod we’re discussing business during lockdown. We need to unpack how people and business is evolving during this time & what lessons South Africans can learn from this evolution of the way we work. There is also going to be a future after the COVID-19 lockdown which I think we all need to be focusing on. Claire Cobbledick, the GM of Gumtree, joins Brent to chat about this and some interesting marketplace trends as well.
05
MAY

South African humour in the times of COVID-19

Kim Nicola Stephens is fast becoming our favourite author during South Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown… and she's just served up another gem!
Kim has given us the top 10 middle-class quarantine categories, a hilarious depiction of how confusing Level 4 actually is; the beauty truths of the 'burbs during the lockdown; the runners versus smokers debacle and now she weighs in (hilariously) about how everyone in South Africa has suddenly become an expert on nearly everything.

South Africans have a way of getting through the toughest times, usually with a side dish of humour, and these quarantine stories might be the funniest things you will read.
Kim joins Brent Lindeque on this week’s JacPod podcast.
28
APR

Cars.co.za co-founder on business during COVID-19

Ross McIlroy - co-founder of cars.co.za - is incredibly proud to have reached over 200 000 subscribers for the Cars.co.za brand on its YouTube channel. Following this remarkable achievement, the team has initiated a fantastic incentive for lockdown. Cars.co.za has dropped its first-ever dedicated car series on the platform so that all South Africans can watch for free, and best of all the channel is enabling monetisation so that all money made from YouTube – from now until the end of the year will go into a worthwhile cause. Ross has joined Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy Jacpod to discuss the new show and all the other good things they are up too.
Cars.co.za YouTube channel
21
APR

How one of SA's top tertiary colleges switched to online in just a few days

Since the pre-lockdown closure of its four physical campuses in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban, SACAP (the South African College of Applied Psychology) has now migrated all teaching and learning to its well-established online platform.
Although SACAP never experienced any actual cases of COVID-19 on its campuses, the decision was taken to suspend face-to-face classes, work-integrated learning, practicums and internships in the interests of joining the country’s efforts to flatten the curve.
Lance Katz - CEO of SACAP joins Brent Lindeque on the Good Things Guy JacPod this week to chat about how the College has evolved to continue educating students, even through the lockdown!
Learn more about SACAP
14
APR

On the Frontline - speaking to SA doctors in the field

Brent Lindeque and Mike Sharman talk to doctors on the frontline. Mike has featured on this podcast before but this time joins Brent in chatting to two Doctors in South Africa. Dr Peter Cole, a Pathologist - who heads up a private laboratory - talks about how the testing phase is currently going; while Dr Kirsten Grant explains what it's like working in a government hospital right now. Listen now...
07
APR

Reach for a dream… even in lockdown!

Many things have changed as we pause our lives to fight the coronavirus. The world is facing an unprecedented time. The virus has to date infected over 1,2 million people globally, resulting in more than 69 000 deaths as of Monday 6 April, leaving more than two billion people around the world in some form of lockdown or self-isolation. With over 1655 cases of coronavirus recorded in South Africa as of today, there's no denying that the statistics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic can feel overwhelming, but in the face of immense stress and trauma. On top of that South Africans are strapped for cash and in turn many of our charities and NGOs are suffering for it but one charity has found a way to bring help to the kids they look after with a simple social media post! Julia Sotirianakos, CEO of the Reach For A Dream Foundation has joined Brent Lindeque today to talk about the foundation, COVID-19 and how they're planning for unlock down day.
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

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