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Sandton Times Hour Edition 125 Podcast Show Notes

The weekly Sandton Times Hour is a Sandton magazine show that brings the wanted online pages of The Sandton Times to life.


  • Zukiswa Zimela, Communications Manager for the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) talks about a current campaign to implement front-of-package warning labels that draw attention to the harmful ingredients found in ultra-processed foods.
  • Retha Ingenbleek of SPAR South Africa shares the details of the Netball World Cup 2023 Fan Park taking place in Gauteng this coming weekend.
  • Sean Oberholzer, Retail Asset Manager at SA Corporate Real Estate Fund, chats about the upgrades underway at Morning Glen Mall and Coachman’s Crossing in Sandton.
  • Corene Breedt-Rammutla, CEO & Co-Founder of Circle Senior Living, provides all the details of the new retirement development being built in Sandton.
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As the only radio show and podcast dedicated to Africa’s richest square mile, this Sandton magazine show is packed with an array of entertaining and informative interviews blended with the best music, every week on Mix 93.8, Mondays at 7pm.


The Sandton Times offers readers all they ever wanted online, and The Sandton Times Hour is the go-to weekly magazine show broadcast from greater Sandton. The Sandton magazine show features 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. In 2023, the radio show and podcast was selected by Feedspot panellists at #15 on a ranking of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the web.


In this week’s show [Edition 125 | Week 31] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Harmful Ingredients Found In Ultra-Processed Foods With Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) Communications Manager Zukiswa Zimela


HEALA, the Healthy Living Alliance, is leading the charge for food transparency and child protection with its innovative campaign, ‘Think Inside the Box.’ The campaign aims to highlight the harmful ingredients found in ultra-processed foods and advocates for front-of-package warning labels on unhealthy packaged food.


In the build-up to the 21 July 2023 deadline for public comments on the draft government regulations, the ‘Think Inside the Box’ campaign educated consumers about the contents of the products they consume. Children, who are often targeted by aggressive food and beverage advertising, are particularly vulnerable, making bold warning labels essential to help parents safeguard their families.


The campaign’s centrepiece is a high-visibility activation at the Sandton Gautrain Station, featuring life-size, 3D wire sculptures of children filled with junk food and beverage cartons. This eye-catching display visually represents the composition of unhealthy diets and emphasizes the importance of warning labels to make informed food choices. A QR code on-site links consumers to more campaign information and enables them to comment on the draft regulations.


Ultra-processed foods, high in saturated fats, salt, and sugar, contribute to obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers. Childhood obesity, affecting over 13% of South African children, leads to severe health issues and emotional challenges.


A 2018 study in the Western Cape revealed that 80% of foods in South African supermarkets were ultra-processed. A public opinion survey in 2022 showed strong support for government adoption of front-of-package labels to regulate unhealthy food access.


Once the regulations are enacted, front-of-package warning labels in the shape of a black triangle will help consumers quickly assess a product’s ingredients, making healthier choices and reducing diet-related noncommunicable diseases. Empowered by these regulations, consumers can prioritize whole, fresh foods for themselves and their children’s well-being.


For more information, visit the Healthy Living Alliance (HEALA) website.


Netball World Cup 2023 Fan Park With SPAR South Africa’s Retha Ingenbleek


SPAR and Telkom have joined forces to sponsor the Netball World Cup Fan Park, an exciting event to be held at SuperSport Park in Centurion. On the 6 August 2023, this vibrant gathering will unite thousands of fans in celebrating the sport and rallying behind the SPAR Proteas as they vie for glory on the final day of the Netball World Cup 2023. The action-packed Fan Park promises a day filled with non-stop excitement from 9am to 6pm, but with limited entries capped at 20’000, be sure to secure your spot early!


At the Netball World Cup Fan Park, you can look forward to an array of amazing entertainment, keeping spirits high and energy soaring throughout the day. From live performances to music that will get you on your feet, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Foodies will delight in the diverse selection of food stalls offering an array of delectable treats. Whether you’re craving mouth-watering snacks, refreshing beverages, or a hearty meal, the Fan Park’s food vendors have got you covered.


Exciting competitions will also be part of the day’s line-up, providing fans with opportunities to win fantastic prizes. Don’t forget to head over to Castle Corner, where the atmosphere is bound to be electric. Mark your calendars and be sure to make your way to the Netball World Cup Fan Park this coming weekend at SuperSport Park in Centurion.


For more information, visit the Netball World Cup 2023 Fan Park website.


Upgrades Underway At Morning Glen Mall And Coachman’s Crossing With SA Corporate Real Estate Fund Retail Asset Manager Sean Oberholzer

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The mall’s renovation is a result of a significant investment by the landlord SA Corporate, aiming to enhance the shopper experience. Image: Morning Glen Mall

Morning Glen Mall marked an exciting relaunch on 29 July 2023, offering Sandton-area shoppers a revitalized and improved shopping experience.


The relaunch introduces five unique new tenants that promise to add a fresh and enjoyable dimension to Morning Glen Mall. Families will love Blueberry Beacon, a restaurant with a welcoming ambiance and a kids’ playground equipped with climbing walls and slides. The diverse menu caters to all tastes, making it the perfect spot for family gatherings.


Sports enthusiasts can head to The Golden Tee, an indoor golf playground that combines golf excitement with a cocktail lounge vibe. State-of-the-art golf simulators provide an immersive and realistic golfing experience, allowing players to challenge themselves on over 700+ iconic fairways. A vibey sports bar and restaurant complete the perfect setup.


For those who enjoy racquet sports, Padel Perfect, the latest padel club in South Africa, offers six panoramic courts for players to enhance their skills. Padel, a blend of tennis and squash, offers a dynamic and fast-paced game that’s gaining popularity worldwide. Willow Way Fitness, a state-of-the-art fitness center, caters to health and wellness enthusiasts with a wide range of classes and cutting-edge equipment. The dedicated team of professional coaches at Willow Way Fitness is committed to helping individuals achieve their fitness goals.


Thrill-seekers will find their haven at The Urban Playground, an exhilarating destination for adrenaline junkies. The modern skate park is designed to challenge even the most experienced riders with its ramps, rails, and obstacles. For team sport enthusiasts, the specially designed street soccer court offers a rush of excitement.


For more information, visit the Morning Glen Mall website.


New Sandton Retirement Development With Circle Senior Living CEO & Co-Founder Corene Breedt-Rammutla

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The apartments are designed with the future in mind, allowing Circle to provide 360° care as care needs evolve. Image: Circle Senior Living

Circle is a boutique senior living brand that is revolutionizing the concept of senior living in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Circle hopes to create vibrant communities where seniors can make the most of every phase of their lives.


One of the unique aspects of Circle is that residents never have to move again. Unlike traditional senior living models where residents must relocate as their care needs change, Circle provides a home-for-life guarantee.


For more information, visit the Circle Senior Living website.


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  • Adelén – Olé
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