JOHANNESBURG – Despite South Africa being burdened with a litany of problems, the country also has good samaritans.
The Good Things Guy team has made it their mission to share all the good news they find with the rest of the country.
Eyewitness News caught up with Brent Lindeque who is the founder of Good Things Guy, the online Good News site to talk about the latest book called Only Good Things.
“Last year the Good Things Guy team published almost 4,000 good news stories. There is so much good all around us. When we decided that we were going to put a book together of the top 100 feel-good stories of 2023, we sat down as a team and all chose our favourites for the year and eventually found our 100,” said Lindeque.
The book is divided into 10 distinct sections, each bursting with positive stories unpacking the wins of South Africans in sports, travel and just pure kindness.
“The stories offer South Africans balance. Living in this country is incredibly tough we are faced with constant challenges every day but good news stories offer us some respite. They remind us that good things are happening all around us. And good people still exist.”
The book like the Good Things Guy website celebrates the smallest acts of generosity to the grandest achievements but always celebrates the pureness of human beings.
“I have a feature every Monday on 947 and Fridays on 702 and Cape Talk. But our stories feature on so many radio stations around the country. We are constantly being tagged or being told that South Africans heard our stories on their radio stations. Would I like to team up with more radio stations so that more South Africans can get a dose of good news? Absolutely.”
Lindeque hopes to make a difference by telling the stories that he and the Good Things Guy team do and to offer South Africans some balance.
“Maybe even inspire them to be kinder, to help their fellow neighbours and work together to make a better South Africa. When we tell good news stories, especially about people doing small things which turn out to have a massive impact it inspires the readers to also get involved. And I think that’s how we make South Africa and the world a better place by getting involved.”
The book is available on the Good Things Guy website.