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Let’s get this country started again, emotionally and economically, by supporting local and each other as much as possible!


Johannesburg, South Africa (24 August 2020) – We’re almost into the last quarter of 2020, and it looks like South Africans are feeling a light at the end of the tunnel.

“Yes, South Africans remain angry at the situation we’re in, they’re displaying their frustration and disgust at local and national government’s seemingly endless blatant corruption more vocally. We’re seeing a lot more online active citizenry these past few months from ordinary South Africans calling our politicians to account.

As individuals, I’m seeing more and more South Africans calling on each other to support local small businesses in their area, a charity or even just to visit a restaurant for a meal and now a beer (yay!)”

Since lockdown began in South Africa, the Good Things Guy’s various platforms have received hundreds of emails, SMS’s WhatsApps and direct messages on a daily basis from South Africans of all walks of life and in varying forms of distress seeking financial aid or emotional support.

“Since we entered Level 2 Lockdown those requests have slowed slightly, which tells me that South African’s personal circumstances have either slightly stabilised or marginally improved from two or three months ago. We, of course, still have an insurmountable unemployment and poverty issue in this country which is going to take a very long time to alleviate.”

Mental health has been another massive concern of South Africans with offline and online therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists being completely overwhelmed as we try and navigate the many emotional rollercoasters we’re experiencing on a daily basis.

“The positive out of this is that mental health is no longer a taboo subject.”

“South Africans as a collective are talking about their depression and anxiety more openly and are dealing with it more directly.

Maybe it’s the declining number of cases, or that more areas of the economy are breathing a little easier or maybe it’s even the promise of Spring and warmer weather around the corner, but I’m certain that for the remainder of 2020, we’ll be seeing growing economic activity, increasing local tourism and more of the incredible Ubuntu we know that only South Africans can bring.

Let’s get this country started again, emotionally and economically, by supporting local and each other as much as possible!”

Sources: Brent Lindeque | Good Things Guy 
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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.

1 comment

  1. My Opinion.
    South Africa has suffered due to the implementation of the lockdown and shutdown of of the economy. What do I mean by this I mean job loses, Decrease in our GDP, retrenchment because companies can afford to pay more employees, so in order for them to keep afloat job cuts had to be down.
    People of our Country suffered due to the increase in unemployment and job cuts they are unable to maintain their daily lives because of what has happened to the Economy.
    The money that was issued by the Government did aid our south Africans, instead it was misused by corrupt Government officials, whom won’t face day in court.

    I think it’s time for our Country leaders to give our youth a Chance in Parliament and a chance in shaping up a South African that will bear fruitful future.

    Give the youth a chance to lead with your guidance and advices, they will become great leaders.

    Youth will bring innovation and creativity that will lead to great south Africa.

    Give them a chance to showcase their knowledge and creative.


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