Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 112 Podcast Show Notes

With an array of entertaining and informative interviews blended with the best music, every week on Mix 93.8, Mondays at 7pm, the weekly Sandton Times Hour brings the pages of The Sandton Times to life as the only radio show and podcast dedicated to Africa’s richest square mile.


  • Actor Bouwer Bosch shares his latest release co-starring Themba Robin: The Pothole Golf Association (PGA).
  • Journalist Chris Bishop talks about some of Africa’s most notable business people he’s chatted to of late.
  • Gary Bembridge, Creator of Tips For Travellers chats about the success of his YouTube cruise vlog and voyages he has planned for 2023.
  • David Dickens, CEO of the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) provides all the details of the 2023 Assegai Awards.
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The Sandton Times Hour is the go-to weekly digest on greater Sandton including fabulous food spots, luxurious lifestyle bits, first-hand travel tips, motoring notes, and world-class entertainment, business and so much more beyond the borders of greater Sandton. The radio show and podcast has been selected by Feedspot panellists at #15 on a ranking of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the web for 2023.


In this week’s episode [Edition 112 | Week 18] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:



Hot on the heels of an adventurous tour through Johannesburg to share some of the reasons why tourists should consider South Africa as their next holiday destination and a visit by the new Minister of Electricity attempting to restore some faith in ESKOM and the government, Harry Putter (Bouwer Bosch) and Sandile Phata-Phata (Themba Robin) introduce the brand new nationwide “hole in one” golf course. They also announce the first ever ANC (African National Championship) that is taking place in 2024.


AFRICA’S RICHEST With Journalist Chris Bishop
A journalist for more than four decades, Chris Bishop has spent the past 30 years reporting on the African continent. As a broadcaster, Chris has reported for the BBC’s Business Breakfast in London and across Africa for SABC. He was the founding editor of Forbes Africa and an editor for the business channel CNBC Africa.


His book AFRICA’S BILLIONAIRES, published by Penguin, is a best-seller. His new book THE BEE BILLIONAIRES, a comprehensive look at over two decades of South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy – what has worked, what hasn’t worked and should it continue to be a policy, released in 2023.
Chris has moderated sessions on investment in Africa at both the IMF in Washington and the World Economic Forum in Davos.


TIPS FOR TRAVELLERS With YouTube Vlogger Gary Bembridge

If you want to get cruising right, Gary Bembridges’ Tips For Travellers makes it fun and easy to discover, plan and enjoy an incredible cruise vacation every time.


There are so many choices that have to be made at every stage of your cruise vacation. If you make the wrong choices, like Gary has done in the past, you and your family won’t have that incredible experience you are dreaming of. Gary learnt that enjoyable and memorable cruise vacations don’t happen by chance. They are made and crafted through being well-informed, and then making intelligent choices at every single stage.


That’s why, he set up Tips For Travellers to help travellers who want to get cruising right, the advice, tips and tricks to make it easier to plan and have a memorable experience every time. All his tips draw on everything that he has learnt on the over 100 cruises he has done to date.


If you want to get cruising right, subscribe and start making it easier to have those incredible cruise experiences you dream of right now.


2023 ASSEGAI AWARDS With CEO Of The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA) David Dickens

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The 2023 Assegai Awards are open and entries are welcome. The Assegai Awards recognise the very best in South African marketing, communication, media, and advertising. Image: Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA)

The only awards program that honors brilliance in all fields, from the most conventional to the most avant-garde, from the most strategic to the most creative, the Assegai Awards are the one. An Assegai Award does not recognize lavish production values, large budgets, or well-known organizations. Instead, it honors ground-breaking strategy, brilliant creativity, and exceptional ROI.


The Assegai Awards’ 2023 season will have a new website and style, as well as an efficient and straightforward entry process. Over the upcoming weeks and months, the award anticipates seeing the greatest in South African marketing and advertising.


Make sure to submit your entries as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the opportunity to be recognized for your originality and hard work. The entry deadline is August 31, 2023.


Visit the 2023 Assegai Awards website to enter.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Dua Lipa – Levitating
  • Martin Garrix feat. Bonn – High On Life
  • Besomorph & Meric Again – I Will Survive


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