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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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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!

    UNLOCK in the lockdown - the uber of tutoring!

    UNLOCK in the lockdown - the uber of tutoring!

    What started as a casual conversation about how unbelievable it is that lockdown has put universities and the world on pause ended up being the first step in creating UNLOCK. UNLOCK started as a solution to the trials and tribulation that came with online learning during the nationwide lockdown and is growing to become an all-inclusive student platform. Friends, Luke Tollman and Elijah Greenhill, had always had a keen interest in innovating, inspiring and giving back. Tollman advises that, “This site and platform is a result of countless hours of work and effort to make sure that each and every person that comes across UNLOCK has the best experience possible.” Both Luke and Elijah join Brent Lindeque to chat about their amazing new lockdown business.

    • 15 min
    Brent, you need to get off TikTok!

    Brent, you need to get off TikTok!

    Kirsty Bisset is a serial tech entrepreneur with five businesses under her belt - two of which she still owns, two of which have been successfully sold and one which has failed. With recognition from the likes of Fast Company, Destiny Magazine and Fairlady magazine, Kirsty thrives to build brands and businesses in the FMCG and retail space through her agency, STIR, and to build companies in the global fintech industry through growth and conversion strategies with her digital marketing company, SwiftX.
    When not doing that, Kirsty is a prolific writer and advocate for gender equality.
    Kirsty also tweeted a serious article about how Amazon asked all employees to remove TikTok off their phones immediately and I need to understand this… so we’ve invited her to join the show!

    • 21 min
    Pushed into Purpose - you're one decision away from a whole new life

    Pushed into Purpose - you're one decision away from a whole new life

    Devon Brough’s life has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. The son of a member of the 70's all-girl band Clout should've been living his best life, but has spent the majority of his adult existence caged in a prison of fear, engulfed in a darkness so dense he could barely see himself putting one foot in front of the other.
    An unending battle with alcoholism and addiction held Devon in a crippling cycle of resentment, shame and guilt. He felt separate and apart from life… and the people in it. Many times he just wanted to escape reality and hide from the world.
    But Devon is a survivor and his mess has become his message as he now coaches South Africans into finding themselves and living their purpose!

    “Looking back at my life so far, the darkest times and places have become the most beautiful. Why? Well, because there is something quite magical about the dark. That’s where things grow.”

    Listen to what could be the most inspirational thing you hear today!

    • 27 min
    Kindness and perspective during COVID-19

    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.

    • 36 min
    67 Kilometres for Nelson Mandela Day

    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.

    • 11 min
    Ubuntu Beds: Providing safe accommodation to healthcare-workers

    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.

    • 22 min

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