Lead SALead SA

Leading good news site wins Blog of the Year for spreading hope across SA

Written by: Qama Qukula

Good Things Guy has just been named the best blog in South Africa for the third year in a row by the South African Blog Awards.

Brent Lindeque, the founder of Good Things Guy, launched the blog almost five years ago to change the national conversation and give South Africans a balance of positive news.

The platform has become one of the top good news sites in Mzansi, with an average of 1,5 million readers a month.

Lindeque says websites like his are desperately needed to provide some hope and inspiration to the country.

RELATED: Meet 'The Good Things Guy'

In August 2015, he started with the aim of sharing one good news story every day.

Today, the website shares up to 20 uplifting stories on a daily basis.

I started the website five years ago because I felt and still feel that news is so incredibly important.

Brent Lindeque, Editor-in-Chief at Good Things Guy

But without some sort of balance or an outlook that there are good things happening in our country, we might feel like there is no hope.

Brent Lindeque, Editor-in-Chief at Good Things Guy

Celebrating good things happening shouldn't be out of the ordinary.

Brent Lindeque, Editor-in-Chief at Good Things Guy

Listen to the discussion on Afternoon Drive with John Maytham:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Leading good news site wins Blog of the Year for spreading hope across SA




Read next from articles

SA inventor creates smart glove that translates sign language into speech

SA inventor creates smart glove that translates sign language into speech

Limpopo-born entrepreneur Lucky Netshidzati was moved to create the invention to help his parents and other deaf people across SA.
Read on...

Bike charity Qhubeka has wheeled off 100,000 bicycles to rural schoolkids so far

Bike charity Qhubeka has wheeled off 100,000 bicycles to rural schoolkids so far

The NPO has played an instrumental role in bringing bicycles to schoolkids in rural communities who have limited transport access.
Read on...

Student Sponsorship Programme seeks grade six pupils for scholarships

Student Sponsorship Programme seeks grade six pupils for scholarships

SSP is looking for grade six learners from low-income homes who have achieved 70% and above in maths, science and English.
Read on...

Sheets for Shirts initiative changes lives of Cape Town youngsters

Sheets for Shirts initiative changes lives of Cape Town youngsters

Royal Kids founder Danolene Johanessen says they have clothed about 1,800 kids over the past couple of months.
Read on...

Friends create scholarship and refurbish CT school to honour local hero

Friends create scholarship and refurbish CT school to honour local hero

When philanthropist Ian MacDonald died in a car crash, his friends started a campaign to continue his work at a local school.
Read on...

NPO needs volunteers and donors to help feed Cape Town's homeless this holiday

NPO needs volunteers and donors to help feed Cape Town's homeless this holiday

Feed5000 relies on volunteers and donations to continue serving meals throughout the holiday season. Here's how you can help.
Read on...