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Sandton Times Hour Edition 144 Radio & 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.


  • Arvind Bundhun, CEO of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority provides an update on all that Mauritius has to offer as a travel destination following the impact of Cyclone Belal.
  • Alexi Cavaleros, Head of International Acquisitions and Carmen Collison, Asset Management Executive for The Cavaleros Group reveal some details on Sandton’s newest shopping destination: LXX Sandhurst.
  • Sibu Mhlungu of IMG Africa Talent Management, business partner and manager for Zakes Bantwini and Adam Byars, Joint CEO and Partner of grid_worldwide and 608 Experiences connect from the United States to chat about South Africa’s continued Grammy success.
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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 144 | Week 06] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Mauritius Post-Cyclone Belal With Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority CEO Arvind Bundhun

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C Resorts is the vivacious sister brand of Constance Hotels & Resorts. It is a call to passionate travelers seeking memorable experiences, discoveries, and encounters in an atmosphere that blends friendliness with relaxation. Image: The Sandton Times

During his recent visit to Sandton, Arvind Bundhun, CEO of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, took proactive steps to reassure travellers regarding concerns stemming from the aftermath of Cyclone Belal in January 2024. Arvind emphasized that Mauritius remains open for business despite the challenges. By addressing these concerns directly, Arvind aimed to instill trust and alleviate any apprehensions among potential tourists. His assurances not only underscored the resilience of Mauritius but also conveyed a message of stability and readiness within the tourism sector.


Visitors can rest assured that Mauritius is firmly back on track, ready to welcome travellers with its renowned hospitality and breath-taking natural beauty.



LXX Sandhurst With Alexi Cavaleros And Carmen Collison Of The The Cavaleros Group

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LXX Sandhurst aims to be more than just a shopping destination; it aspires to be a rejuvenating escape from the frenetic pace of urban Sandton life. Image: LXX Sandhurst

In a ground-breaking move, the Cavaleros Group will be opening LXX Sandhurst, a boutique lifestyle centre situated at 70 Rivonia Road this July.


Read the full story: Exclusive: LXX Sandhurst To Open July 2024 In Sandton


South Africa’s Continued Grammy Success With Sibu Mhlungu Of IMG Africa Talent Management And Joint CEO and Partner of Grid Worldwide and 608 Experiences Adam Byars

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Independent Media Group Africa (IMG) business partner and manager Sibo Mhlungu, Grammy award-winner Zakes Bantwini and Adam Byars, Joint CEO and Partner of Grid Worldwide and 608 Experiences. Image: Grid Worldwide

In the ever-evolving landscape of the global music scene, Africa stands as a “fount of brilliant musical offerings,” as eloquently stated by Harvey Mason Jnr., CEO of The Recording Academy. The 66th Grammy Awards underscore Africa’s growing influence, with an array of nominees, winners and the introduction of a ground-breaking category – ‘Best African Music Performance’ won by Johannesburg-born singer Tyla for ‘Water’.


Six remarkable African artists, who have undeniably reshaped the world’s perception of African music, fought for the coveted Grammy in this newly minted category.


Adam Byars, Joint CEO and Partner of Grid Worldwide and 608 Experiences, a familiar face at the Grammys, emphasized the profound impact of African culture on music. African music is deep etched in a culture that is raw, real, and unrefined. This cultural authenticity not only shapes the music produced across the continent but also resonates powerfully with a global audience.


As part of the Grammy Museum panel, Adam joined forces with Grammy award-winner Zakes Bantwini and Sibo Mhlungu, business partner and manager at Independent Media Group Africa (IMG). This trio is dedicated to shedding light on the rise and influence of African music on the global stage.


Zakes and Adam, collaborators for the past 3 years, are committed to propelling South African and African music forward. Together, they curate a creative collective aimed at nurturing emerging talent while empowering individuals and brands to find meaning through music and cultural experiences.


The panellists, all hailing from South Africa, tackled the discourse on Africa’s creative force, showcasing the continent’s vibrant contributions to the global music narrative. With a shared vision, they assert Africa’s place as a formidable player in the ever-expanding realm of global music.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Oliver Heldens – I Was Made For Lovin’ You (feat. Nile Rodgers & House Gospel Choir)
  • Sophie and the Giants x Purple Disco Machine – Paradise
  • Zakes Bantwini – Osama (Bruno Be and Ralk Rework Radio Edit)
  • Black Coffee and David Guetta – Drive feat. Delilah Montagu


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