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Sandton Times Hour Edition 149 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.


  • Dr. Ferrial Adam, Executive Manager: WaterCAN (an initiative of OUTA – Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse) takes a closer look at the current state of Johannesburg’s water supply.
  • Executive Chef Gengis San of Eclipse Restaurant Sandton at Hotel Sky shares his excitement at winning Best Hotel Restaurant 2024 at this year’s South Africa Restaurant Awards (SARATABLE).
  • APA Africa Associate and Admitted Attorney, Nadia Johnstone provides a legal opinion on the latest protections against unilateral repossession of property by landlords.
  • Glenn Stutchbury, Operations Director at Legacy Hotels & Resorts chats about the launch of Level 45 at The Leonardo South Africa, the country’s highest multi-purpose venue.
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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 149 | Week 11] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Current State Of Johannesburg’s Water Supply With Executive Manager Of WaterCAN Dr. Ferrial Adam

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The WaterCAN program seeks to address water management, planning, and quality issues by arming citizens with accurate information and fostering their active participation in decision-making processes. Image: Pexels / Nithin Pa

WaterCAN is a burgeoning network of citizen science activists dedicated to safeguarding South Africa’s water resources by advocating for clean, safe, and sustainable water. Through the utilization of citizen science, WaterCAN empowers civil society to actively engage in managing water quality testing, data collection, and information dissemination.


Led by Dr. Ferrial Adam, the Executive Manager of WaterCAN, this initiative drives corrective actions by holding stakeholders accountable through advocacy efforts. With over two decades of experience as an environmental justice activist, Ferrial’s background in organizations such as Earthlife Africa and Greenpeace Africa has provided her with a profound understanding of the intersections between government, human rights, politics, and the environment from a grassroots perspective. Armed with a BSc in geology, an MPhil in Environmental Management, and a PhD focused on citizen science and environmental justice in South Africa’s water sector, Ferrial’s research underscores the pivotal role of science and environmental information in empowering communities to challenge authorities and corporations.


Through policy analysis, advocacy, education, and citizen science initiatives, WaterCAN aims to build networks, share data, train citizen scientists, and cultivate an activist approach to water resource protection. By enabling citizens to understand their rights and hold authorities accountable, WaterCAN endeavours to catalyse meaningful change in South Africa’s water governance landscape.


The recent water challenges in Johannesburg has warranted a civil society meeting. WaterCAN will be hosting a a civil society meeting to address the Johannesburg water crisis on 15 March 2024 at 2pm via ZOOM. Concerns and challenges will be raised and planning a way forward is on the agenda. There will also be interaction with The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Rand Water (RW), Johannesburg Water (JW) and the City of Johannesburg (CoJ). Register here.


For more information, visit the WaterCAN website.


Best Hotel Restaurant 2024 With Eclipse Restaurant Sandton Executive Chef Gengis San

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Under the leadership of Executive Chef Gengis San, Eclipse Restaurant has been striving to tantalize taste buds and delight the senses. Image: Eclipse Restaurant

Eclipse Restaurant at Hotel Sky Sandton has been lauded with a prestigious accolade at this year’s South Africa Restaurant Awards (SARATABLE). Recognized for its unique African-chic ambiance, exceptional menu offerings, and service, Eclipse Restaurant at Hotel Sky Sandton emerged as the Best Hotel Restaurant 2024 in Gauteng’s vibrant culinary landscape.


Read the full story: Eclipse Restaurant At Hotel Sky Sandton Wins SARATABLE Award


Protections Against Unilateral Repossession Of Property By Landlords With APA Africa Associate & Admitted Attorney Nadia Johnstone

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APA Africa Associate and Admitted Attorney Nadia Johnstone graduated from University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Law. Image: APA Africa

APA Africa Associate and Admitted Attorney Nadia Johnstone embarked on her legal journey with APA Africa in May 2019 as a part-time paralegal. Her dedication to gaining practical experience led her to complete her articles at APA Africa from 2020 to 2022 under the guidance of Andre Pienaar, a seasoned legal professional.


Now a practicing Attorney and Associate at APA Africa, Nadia brings her expertise to a diverse range of legal fields, including commercial law, commercial litigation, corporate law, insurance law, family law, deceased estates, and labour law.


For more information, visit the APA Africa website.


The Launch Of Level 45 At The Leonardo With Operations Director at Legacy Hotels & Resorts Glenn Stutchbury

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Situated 45 floors up at The Leonardo, this venue offers unparalleled 360-degree views of the sprawling cityscape below. Image: The Sandton Times

Sandton, known as South Africa’s economic powerhouse, has added a new attraction: Level 45, the country’s highest multi-purpose venue. The Sandton Times joined media and event professionals for a first look at Level 45 (L45) at The Leonardo, South Africa’s tallest building. Having made waves with the opening of Alto234, Africa’s highest urban bar, a few years ago, The Leonardo looks to build on its unique position, towering high above the Sandton skyline, offering guests an experience with arguably one of the best views in town!


Read the full story: Level 45: Sandton Welcomes South Africa’s Highest New Multi-Purpose Venue


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Ian Storm, Ron van den Beuken & Menno – Run Away
  • Sam Feldt, Jonas Blue, Endless Summer & Violet Days – Crying On The Dancefloor
  • TCTS & Ellenor – Say No More
  • Oliver Heldens x Piero Pirupa – We Don’t Need (Remix)


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