Brent Lindeque announced as one of the most influential South Africans of 2018!

In “good” company… Brent Lindeque joins AKA, Pabi Moloi, Michaela Mycroft and Wayde van Niekerk as one of the top 100 most influential young South Africans of 2018!


Johannesburg, South Africa – Leading PR and rating agency – Avance Media in partnership with 1000 African Voices and VIPI State (Avenva) have announced the finalists for the 3rd edition of the prestigious ranking of young professionals dubbed the “100 Most Influential Young South Africans.” 

According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, this year’s list features a record of 50 females and 50 males who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields which has extended impact to other young people across South Africa and beyond.

Public voting has officially commenced via their website to determine a Category Winner for each category and Overall Winner.

Previously the ranking which was launched in 2016 has been won by Comedian and TV Personality Trevor Noah (2016) and Spokesperson of Economic Freedom Fighters, Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (2017) who were voted as the Most Influential Young South Africans in their respective years.

Some notable personalities in 2018’s nominations include: AKA, Cassper Nyovest, DJ Maphorisa, Caster Semenya, Akani Simbine, Chante Jantjies, Percy Tau, Sophie Kanza to mention a few.

Another familiar South African on the list, is Brent Lindeque… the Editor in Chief and founder of Good Things Guy!

Brent Lindeque announced as one of the most influential South Africans of 2018!

Lindeque maintains that all he wants to do is change the national conversation and give South Africans a balance to news in South Africa.

A personal crusader on a mission to empower through the power of positive thinking, Lindeque has achieved global recognition for his forward thinking approach, and has inspired a nation. Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans, a Primedia LeadSA Hero and South African Blog of the Year winner for both 2017 and 2018… South Africa’s Good Things Guy is just thankful for the continued support of the readers.

“In tears… cannot believe I have been added to such an incredible list! What an absolute honour.

It’s moments like these that remind me that I am on the right path. Good Things Guy feels like a gift that was given to me to help South Africans see out beautiful country with new eyes and I am thankful for each and every one of our readers!”

Even though Lindeque has made the top 100, the publication is looking to put someone on the number 1 spot through a voting process.

To help South Africa’s Good Things Guy get there, visit the website by clicking here & nominate him under the SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & PHILANTHROPY category.

“Thank you, would greatly appreciate it! Wishing you only good things!”

Sources: Avance Media | Good Things Guy 
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:

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.

Facebook Comments

Brent Lindeque
About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and man 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *