A Look Back At The Year: Some Good Things in 2020!
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As we prepare to say goodbye to 2020, a truly brutal year in so many ways, Brent Lindeque – our Good Things Guy – put out a call on social media for South Africans to send one good thing that happened to them this year.


Johannesburg, South Africa (29 December 2020) – 2020 has been filled with so much trauma. We have lost loved ones, businesses, incomes, health, faith in our leaders and every ounce of what we used to call normal.

COVID-19 – caused by a virus with unprecedented deadliness and voracious contagion – brought the world to a standstill. As we struggle to process the pandemic’s rising death toll and reel from its economic impact, we can’t move or gather together freely. Our normalcy is gone. Coronavirus anxiety is everywhere. The future is uncertain, and the outlook feels bad.

It’s been tough, I know! But I also know that there have been many moments this year that have stood out above the rest and need to be celebrated.

So I put a call out on social media for you to send one good thing that happened to you this year and good grief, I have been left completely hopeful and inspired.

All the feels… have a listen here:

Jacaranda FM has indicated that its JacPod series is seeing significant download numbers, with Brent Lindeque’s Good Things Guy podcast consistently being the number one most listened to channel for the past several months.

“The past two years at Jacaranda have truly been incredible, and I’m so overwhelmed with the amount of continued support Good Things Guy podcast has received. To be among great company like my fellow Jacpod creators Elana Afrika and Martin Bester, who also receive huge downloads on their content, is a great blessing,” says Lindeque.

Lindeque’s channel has been under the ‘featured’ section on Apple Podcasts for over a year; during this time, his show has ranked regularly in the top 10 podcasts in South Africa and peaked at number three across all genres countrywide and number one in the Society and Culture category.

Good Things Guy on Jacaranda’s JacPod series is popular with both sexes, showing a 55% female and 45% male split. The radio station reports that his listeners are primarily South African; however, he also has keen followers in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Kenya and Ghana.

If you would like to catch up with some South African inspiration (or want to subscribe or leave a review)… just click this link, it will take you directly to the Good Things Guy JacPod.

Sources: Jacpod | Good Things Guy | Brent Lindeque 
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Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

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Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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