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The founder of South Africa’s biggest good news site has just launched a weekly Vlog to catch up with all the good things in South Africa and the world.


Brent Lindeque, the founder of GoodThingsGuy is on a mission to change what the world pays attention to. He believes that there is good news all around us and over 1 million readers a month agree with him too.

“We hunt down and report on the best Good News stories from South Africa, and the World and bring them to you every single day.”

Before Good Things Guy, the online Good News site was born, Brent Lindeque did something. What started as a simple idea to try and better one persons day, turned into a global event carried out by millions of people. The ‘RAK initiative’ was all about giving back & helping those in need.

It all started when the South African, turned the reckless drinking game Neknominations on its head – by using his nomination to instead perform a random act of kindness. By giving a homeless man a R20 meal, and using the power of social media to “pay-it-forward” his nomination went viral and to date has been featured locally on Carte Blanche, Espresso, 5Fm, eNCA, News24, Radio702 and internationally on Mashable, Huffington Post, CNN, BBC, Sky News, Oprah and even Ellen Degeneres.

Lindeque saw himself becoming a LeadSA Hero, was selected as one of Africa’s most promising Entrepreneurs and also chosen as one of the prestigious Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans.

More importantly, his small act of kindness spawned hundreds and thousands of similar videos, reaching and physically improving millions of lives and in addition creating 3 dedicated feeding schemes in Canada, the USA and Ireland that are still running to this day.

Lindeque launched the online platform officially on the 1 August 2015 in order to only promote good news, inspirational stories and positive, upbeat media. Alongside GoodThingsGuy, Lindeque hosts a good news show on Cliffcentral where he reports on all the stories from the website.

And now, he’s uploaded his first weekly Vlog to compliment the platform.

“After almost 3 years of running the “Good Stuff” desk at CliffCentral, and writing up a “Good News” storm on Good Things Guy, I’ve decided to add one more weekly project to keep bringing you more good things!”

It took 3 weeks in India with some of the top bloggers, vloggers and influencers from around the world to convince him to put together a weekly Vlog and just like that, he grabbed a camera, a concept and put together his first ever Vlog with zero videography or editing skills.

“That said I absolutely loved the creative process and more so… I am flipping excited to be sharing the very first episode of #GoodThingsGuyLive with all of you.”

It’s a quick weekly showcase of good things in news, locations and interviews, there may even be some behind the scenes stuff (and a few celebrity cameos).

Watch the very first episode below:

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About the Author

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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