An incredibly inspirational post about South Africans helping each other is teaching us all a very important lesson.


Johannesburg, South Africa (18 January 2016) – Mainstream media can often make us feel like we’re on the losing side of a long battle with stories of racism, hate and crime filling our newsfeeds daily and making us feel such despair.

But the truth is that those stories are only one side of the South African coin, and in reality, we have so many things to celebrate and there are so many inspirational things happening every-single-day! This was the reason that Good Things Guy was launched on the 1st of August 2015… to showcase the good things happening in our beautiful country.

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Ilze Brand was on her way to movies when she stopped to help a woman whose car had broken down. She took to Facebook to share an inspirational post and to remind all South Africans that we are stronger united than divided!

On the way to movies tonight, a lady’s car was stuck in the middle of the road. I stopped to help her, then another guy stopped, then another and then another. I directed the traffic, one guy brought a triangle, another popped the hood, and another checked the battery. How inspirational. 

South Africa, take note!

This is the face of our country! It’s not found in the antics of parliament, in the sleazy attacks on social media, or on the airways of sleaze media.

It is found in the faces of ordinary citizens who care enough to lay aside the past and present a new present! One where each brings his contribution for the greater good. One challenge, one trial, one step at a time…

It is time to stop this nonsense. We will never build this country back up if we are tearing it down simultaneously. A nation divided against itself will not stand.

This is a new culture, a new creed, and its collective NOT comparative!

Leave your hatred and hostility – or else please leave the country.

We need builders, not breakers!

A beautiful reminder that there are so many good people in South Africa! If you’re looking for more feel-good news then search through the thousands of Good Things on

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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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