Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 128 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.


  • Elaine Jack, District Improvement Manager of the Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) chats about the 15th BRICS Summit to be hosted in Sandton this week and the expansion of the Traffic Signal Secondary Power Initiative.
  • Natasha Joubert, Miss South Africa 2023, shares all the details of her journey to being crowned the new Miss South Africa.
  • A brief look at two of Cape Town’s must-visit hotels this summer.
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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 128 | Week 34] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


15th BRICS Summit In Sandton And The Expansion Of The Traffic Signal Secondary Power Initiative With Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) District Improvement Manager Elaine Jack

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Elaine Jack is the District Improvement Manager of the Sandton Central Management District (SCMD). Image: Sandton Central Management District (SCMD)

In a highly anticipated event, the 15th BRICS Summit is set to take place from 22 August to 24 August 2023, in Sandton. The Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) will play host to this gathering of world leaders, highlighting the country’s pivotal role as the Chair of BRICS in 2023. Comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, BRICS represents a formidable collective of emerging economies.


Read the full story Sandton Set To Welcome Leaders For 15th BRICS Summit This August.


The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) together with the Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) have expanded the private sector solution to combating load-shedding – the Traffic Signal Backup Power Initiative. Whilst there are very few signs of any relief or solution to load-shedding in the short-term, the private sector has stepped in once more to resolve knock-on effects of rolling-blackouts.


Read the full story Collaboration Amidst Load-Shedding: Sandton’s Traffic Signal Backup Power Initiative Expands.


Miss South Africa 2023 With New Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert

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At just 26 years old, Natasha stands as a remarkable testament to ambition and achievement. Image: Miss South Africa Organization

In a dazzling display of grace, intelligence, and beauty, Natasha Joubert from Tshwane claimed the coveted title of 2023 Miss South Africa. The 2023 Miss South Africa grand finale unfolded in all its glory at the SunBet Arena at Time Square in Pretoria over the weekend.


Read the full story Natasha Joubert: A Shining Crown For The 2023 Miss South Africa.


Two Of Cape Town’s Must-Visit Hotels This Summer


The Winchester Hotel

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Previously known as The Winchester Mansions, the hotel now reopens under the expert management of Newmark Hotels, Reserves, Lodges, and Residences. Images: The Sandton Times

Nearly a century after its original construction, The Winchester Hotel reopens its doors to the public in November following an extensive R90-million renovation. Perched along Cape Town’s picturesque Sea Point promenade, this much-loved seafront hotel has undergone a remarkable transformation, poised to reaffirm its status as one of Cape Town’s most sought-after destinations.


The hotel’s 76 guest rooms and suites have been thoughtfully modernized, blending contemporary elements with the hotel’s historic charm. Carpets, bathrooms, and fittings have been entirely replaced, while carefully selected furniture pieces create a sense of refined style that embraces the hotel’s past.


For more information or to book, visit The Winchester Hotel website.


The Taj Cape Town

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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, established in 1903, is a celebrated group of hotels renowned for warm Indian hospitality, world-class service, and modern luxury. Image: The Sandton Times

In the heart of Cape Town’s historic St George’s Mall stands a gem that gracefully blends the past with the present – The Taj Cape Town. Opened in 2010, this prestigious hotel has earned the moniker of the city’s oldest new hotel due to its exquisite transformation of two iconic buildings: The Temple Chambers, dating back to 1890, and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) building. Rising dramatically above them is a new tower, offering breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the city.


The hotel offers a range of luxurious accommodation, including 155 opulent rooms and suites spread across the Heritage and Tower sections, as well as 22 Luxury Residences. Many rooms offer picturesque views of St George’s Cathedral, The Parliament and Gardens, and the renowned Table Mountain.


Embracing the essence of Indian hospitality, Taj continues to elevate its reputation for impeccable service, unrivaled hospitality, and signature offerings at the heart of Cape Town.


For more information or to book, visit the Taj Cape Town website.


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  • David Tavare feat. 2 Eivissa – Hot Summer Night (NG Remix)
  • Ava Max – Kings & Queens
  • Tina Turner – The Best


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