Good Things Guy

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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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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

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

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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