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Brent Lindeque





Who Is Brent Lindeque

A personal crusader on a mission to empower through the power of positive thinking, Brent has achieved global recognition for this forward thinking approach, and has inspired a nation. Brent unwittingly started a social media revolution through his positive spin on #neknominations. The Random Acts of Kindness Nominations (raknominations) that he started through his simple YouTube gesture spread around the world, touching hundreds of thousands of people, and saving lives and spawned numerous similar initiatives including the recent ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge.

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 modern day family man, proud South African, Passionate Entrepreneur, Determined Dreamer & a Primal Optimist whose story and vision is as inspiring as he is.

Many have the power to inspire. Many have the ability to use social media for good. Few are able to combine the two, whilst remaining true to themselves. Brent is a young South African that, due to an undying belief in the power of positivity, and a fair amount of luck has succeeded in achieving great things, in a small amount of time. His decision, to turn a frivolous internet drinking game nomination, into a Random Act of Kindness, literally Changed Everything. Brent Lindeque pioneered the #ChangeOneThing movement which went viral internationally Using the simple premise that YOU have the power to change everything. His story is both inspiring, accessible and relevant.

As a new breed of South African celebrity, Brent is a fresh new talent on the South African corporate event scene. As a scripted, or off-the-cuff presenter he brings to events a young, relevant and interactive stage presence combined with an infectious energy and laugh. Equally suited for Formal Functions, and Full Day Conferences, Brent is a versatile, and passionate personality.

In 2009 Brent left his safe, corporate, salaried position, to follow his dream to be an entrepreneur. Chaos Theory is a Brand Activation & Events agency that works with numerous Blue Chip South African corporates, and marketing agencies to deliver excellence in bringing brands to life in the real world. In a highly populated market-place, Brent has grown this business exponentially since start-up and today it continues to evolve and expand rapidly including a newly launched Social Media division, targeting small to medium businesses.

As a young South African Brent had turned the reckless drinking game Neknominations on its head by using his nomination to instead perform a random act of kindness. Using the power of social media to “pay-it-forward”, his nomination was to give a homeless man a R20 meal, which went viral, featuring him on “Carte Blanche”, “Expresso”, 5Fm, eNCA, News24, Radio702 and internationally on Mashable, Huffington Post, CNN, BBC, Sky News, Oprah and even on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and more.

Brent enjoys a significant social media reach through ongoing dialogue with his Social Media platforms. With over 50,000 Twitter Followers and 100,000 Facebook Fans on his various pages, Brent is already an ambassador for several brands, using his opinion, and related communications platforms to talk about the things, and brands, that he loves.

Brent Lindeque, the good news guy, has been spreading positivity and embraced the platform offered to him since his South African Random Act of Kindness #neknomination went viral. He has turned this into a sustainable, continuous discussion around the power of positivity and the change the world needs. The GoodThingsGuy aims to put a smile on peoples dials, and provide a welcome relief from the daily grind. Through compelling inspirational stories and interviews and a healthy dose of humour, Brent searches for good news stories from around the world every week.

GoodThingsGuy is a global, multi-platform media company that distills unique content across multiple media platforms, and is the home of everything good, and those are the things that really matter! We believe that there is good news all around us and over 1 million readers a month agree with us. Officially launched on the 1 August 2015 in order to only promote good news, inspirational stories and promote only positive, upbeat media. 


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Talk Show Host for the new JACPODS at Jacaranda 94.2

Vlogger on YouTube

Writer at

Radio Host at

Social Media Specialist at CNBC Africa

Managing Director at Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory provides niche products & service solutions to corporate and social events. Which believes in taking the time to understand the challenges facing your project, to ensure we creatively deliver the optimum solution to event day scenarios.

Events Co-ordinator at Fantastic Racing (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Account Manager at Clear Cut Technologies

Customer Liaison/Account Management
Regular Meetings/Contact with Customers with following aim:
Building relationships with customers
Follow up with customers to ensure they are updated with progress on orders
Contact with customers to ensure their requirements are met, also regular feedback
First line of contact with customers to address queries to points of resolve
Internal escalation of customer issues
Invoice Delivery and Payment follow up and management

Sales & Business Development Assistant at Oreb Uomo

Bar Manage at Boca West

Accolades and Achievements

2014 Lead SA Hero

2014 Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South African 

2015 Talented Young South African Entrepreneur

2016 South Africans you need to follow on Social Media

2018 One of the “Most Influential Young South Africans

2018 Overall winner at the South African Blog Awards

2019 Overall winner at the South African Blog Awards

2020 Influencer of the Year issued by GQ South Africa

“Brent is a very energetic and organised Events Co-ordinator who is wonderful to work with and who has a very positive outlook on every situation he encounters. I highly recommend him.” 

- Tracey Stanton Highly organised, diligent and proficient Administrator -

“Brent is sensational. He's smart, keen, hard working and always smiling. This sort of guy is hard to find. The man simply is a champion! I have never had reason to doubt or question his work as he has gone the extra mile at every stage.” 

- Libby A Investor, Insolvency Practitioner, Certified Fraud Examiner, Turnaround, Business Recovery, Management Support -

“Brent is a versatile and talented man who brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to all opportunities that are presented to him. Critical to the success of our events is the synthesis of professionalism and unbridled fun that he is able to bring to the events.” 

- John Gale Financial Director at TRESSO TRADING 602 -

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