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Sandton Times Hour Edition 137 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. 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.


  • Professor Keith Engel, CEO of The South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) reviews the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement.
  • Saadiq Effendi, Founder, CEO and Principal of LionLead Real Estate chats about BBC Studios ‘Listing Cape Town’ and Sandton expansion plans.
  • Darren Meltz, Chairperson of the Johannesburg Queer Chorus (JQC) shares details of their upcoming performance.
  • South African comedian Napsta brings his show ‘The Black Vegan’ to Sandton.
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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 137 | Week 45] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


The Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement With CEO Of The South African Institute Of Taxation (SAIT) Professor Keith Engel

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Beyond his role as CEO, Keith Engel holds honorary adjunct professor positions at prestigious institutions like the University of Cape Town, North Western University, and Rhodes University. Photo: The South African Institute Of Taxation (SAIT)

In response to the Finance Minister’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) has voiced its insights through the leadership of Keith Engel, the organization’s CEO. With a wealth of experience and a deep involvement in tax matters, Keith Engel plays a pivotal role in shaping tax policies, legislations, and interpretations. His extensive engagement spans across entities such as National Treasury, Parliament, SARS, the Davis Tax Committee, and the private sector.


His expertise is underscored by a Masters of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown Law and a professional doctorate (J.D) from the same institution. Notably, Keith’s significant contributions to tax legislation at the National Treasury from 2000 to 2013 solidify his reputation as a key player in the field. The SAIT’s response, under his leadership, provides a valuable perspective on the implications of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement for South Africa’s taxation landscape.


For more information, visit the South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) website.


Sandton Property Market With Founder, CEO And Principal Of LionLead Real Estate Saadiq Effendi

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Saadiq Effendi, the Founder, CEO, and Principal of LionLead Real Estate, recently gained recognition on BBC Lifestyle’s ‘Listing Cape Town.’ Image: LionLead Real Estate

Saadiq Effendi, the Founder, CEO, and Principal of LionLead Real Estate, recently gained recognition on BBC Lifestyle’s ‘Listing Cape Town.’ The show offers viewers an exclusive glimpse into luxury homes spanning prestigious areas like the Atlantic Seaboard, Green Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Fresnaye, Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, De Waterkant, Cape Town City, Bishopscourt, and even inland properties in and around Franschhoek, Val de Vie, and Pearl Valley.


This feature marks a significant milestone for LionLead Real Estate and Saadiq Effendi, showcasing their expertise in the high-end real estate market. Excitingly, LionLead Real Estate is set to embark on a new chapter with its expansion into Sandton, bringing its commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of luxurious living to a broader audience.


For more information, visit the LionLead Real Estate website.


Johannesburg Queer Chorus With Chairperson Darren Meltz

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JQC welcomes members of all genders and sexual orientations, fostering a choral community that embraces diversity. Image: Johannesburg Queer Chorus (JQC)

Get ready for a celebration of love, joy, and pride as the Johannesburg Queer Chorus (JQC) presents ‘This Is Queer!’ an extravaganza that transcends boundaries. Directed by the talented Jacques Le Roux, who joined as a tenor in 2021 and now leads the choir with passion, ‘This Is Queer!’ promises a night of musical brilliance and empowering fellowship. Join the kaleidoscope of music and fun on 1 December 2023 at The Victory Theatre.


Doors open at 7:30pm, with limited secure parking—Uber encouraged for a hassle-free night of celebration.


Secure your tickets for a one-night-only experience by visiting Quicket.


The Black Vegan With South African Comedian Napsta

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Johannesburg, where Napsta’s comedy career began, serves as the kickoff for this unique experience of comedy, food, and music. Image: Napsta

Get ready to burst into laughter as popular South African comedian Napsta takes the stage in Sandton for his new ‘Black Vegan Comedy Show’. The international showcase, led by Napsta (Napoleon) Masinga, invites the audience on a hysterical, interactive, and enlightening journey through his personal ‘Voyage to Veganism’ as a Black man in Africa.


With wit and skillful storytelling, Napsta tackles questions like, ‘Do black people really love chicken? Can they live without it?’ Reflecting on his personal challenges as a newly converted vegan, Napsta humorously navigates the revelation that veganism and vegetarianism aren’t in the same WhatsApp group.


Taking to the stage at 8pm on 10 and 11 November 2023 at the BlackBrick Sandton 2 Theatre, 22 Fredman Drive, the show is bound to be an unforgettable night. Don’t miss this collaboration tour that dispels stereotypes while entertaining, educating, and promoting conscious eating and environmental mindfulness.


Tickets available through Quicket.


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  • Dua Lipa – Dance The Night
  • Kenya Grace – Strangers


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