Sandton Times Hour Edition 145 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.


  • Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa reflects on the State of the Nation (SONA) address 2024.
  • South African singer Filipa takes one step closer to Eurovision 2024 as she competes at Festival da Canção in Portugal.
  • What it’s like sipping bubbly onboard The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve in Cape Town.
  • Travel notes on experiencing the Future Found Sanctuary, a regenerative travel destination in Hout Bay.
  • Visit www.sandtontimes.co.za for more stories.


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 145 | Week 07] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Reflection On The State Of The Nation (SONA) Address 2024 With CEO Of Business Leadership South Africa Busisiwe Mavuso
Busisiwe Mavuso serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), a role she has held since July 2019. With extensive experience in finance and leadership, Busisiwe previously served as the Managing Director of the Black Management Forum (BMF) before joining BLSA as the Chief Operations Officer in November 2017.


Alongside her role at BLSA, she holds non-executive director positions on various boards, including Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Resultant Finance. Busisiwe is recognized for her advocacy for inclusive socio-economic growth and transformation.


Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa, articulates the formidable challenges confronting businesses in South Africa, ranging from electricity disruptions to navigating complex regulatory frameworks. Despite past pledges to improve the business environment, recent State of the Nation addresses have notably lacked emphasis on this critical issue. Busisiwe highlights the absence of progress from the president’s red tape unit and underscores the urgent need for substantial improvements in crime intelligence and prosecution to combat corruption effectively.


Ultimately, Busisiwe emphasizes the pivotal role of an improved business environment in fostering economic growth, job creation, and driving meaningful change across the country. Business Leadership South Africa is dedicated to advancing this agenda, recognizing its significance in enabling companies to thrive and contribute positively to South Africa’s socio-economic landscape.


Festival Da Canção With South African Singer Filipa

South Africa is once again making waves on the global stage, this time in the realm of music as Pretoria-born singer/songwriter FILIPA competes against Portugal’s finest talent in the prestigious Festival da Canção 24. Organized by the national broadcasters, RTP, Festival da Canção is Portugal’s premier music event, with the winner earning the coveted opportunity to represent the country in Eurovision.


FILIPA’s participation is not only a tremendous honor but also a testament to her talent and dedication. Her song, ‘You Can’t Hide’, has been selected as one of the 20 finalists out of over 800 entries, an impressive feat considering 16 of these finalists are established Portuguese artists. Despite the daunting nature of the competition, FILIPA is no stranger to the spotlight, having won an international competition with her rendition of One Direction’s ‘Story of My Life’ in 2014.


Over the years, she has captivated audiences with her chart-topping hits in South Africa and gained recognition in the US and UK markets. ‘You Can’t Hide’ is a testament to FILIPA’s evolution as an artist, embodying her authentic voice and love for pop music with a twist. As she fine-tunes her performance for the Festival da Canção, scheduled for late February, FILIPA remains committed to making both Portugal and South Africa proud. With the semi-finals airing on DStv channel 435, audiences have the opportunity to witness FILIPA’s journey and support her as she competes for the chance to represent Portugal on the Eurovision stage.


What It’s Like Sipping Bubbly Onboard The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve In Cape Town

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At an impressive 25-meters, Princess Eve is not just a vessel; it’s a floating boutique hotel that promises an ultra-luxurious experience in the waters around Cape Town. Image: The Sandton Times

Hazendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has a luxurious water-based addition providing a view of Cape Town very few residences will be able to match: The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve.


Cape Town, renowned for its natural beauty, iconic Table Mountain views, and white sand beaches, has now added a new dimension to its allure. Welcomed onboard The Hazendal Yacht, Princess Eve with a glass of bubbly and some inviting canapes, The Sandton Times joined a very select group to experience what South Africa’s largest superyacht had to offer, first hand.


Read the full story: First Look: Step Onto Cape Town’s Superyacht – The Hazendal Yacht


Travel Notes On Experiencing The Future Found Sanctuary

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This sanctuary, managed by Newmark Hotels and Reserves’, introduces a blend of regenerative travel, luxurious accommodation, and bespoke wellness experiences. Image: The Sandton Times

In the heart of Hout Bay, Cape Town, nestled on the southern slopes of the iconic Table Mountain, Future Found Sanctuary has opened its doors as a private wellness retreat.


Discreetly tucked away up a long winding mountain side road, Future Found Sanctuary invited The Sandton Times to experience this unique space with a distinctive design aesthetic, bringing the outside in and looking to deliver an alternative getaway for those seeking more than just a unique bed and breakfast, but a retreat for mind, body and soul.


Read the full story: Future Found Sanctuary: Slowing Down On The Slopes Of Table Mountain


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Lyente, Quinten Circle & ZANA – Dance For Me (1, 2, 3)
  • Tiësto – Lay Low
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor & PNAU – Murder on the Dancefloor
  • Filipa – You Can’t Hide


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