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Sandton Times Hour Edition 155 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.


  • Robert Attwell, CEO of Discovery Insure takes a look at the latest data trends…are people still working from home, or not?
  • Alexi Cavaleros, Head of International Acquisitions at The Cavaleros Group shares details around a strategic partnership with Minor Hotels to refresh an iconic Sandton hotel.
  • Elian Wiener, Founder & Director of Virgin Active Padel Club chats about the continued growth of the sport in South Africa.
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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 155 | Week 18] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:

Discovery Insure Work From Home Data With CEO of Discovery Insure Robert Attwell

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As the world gradually emerges from the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, one aspect of the new normal appears here to stay: hybrid working arrangements. Image: Discovery Insure

Recent data released by Discovery Insure sheds light on the evolving landscape of workplace dynamics, revealing that 47% of its drivers enrolled in the Vitality Drive programme have adopted hybrid working arrangements.


The data, gathered from June to November 2023, underscores a significant shift in work patterns. While 53% of individuals still commute to the office five days a week, a substantial portion – 14% – now only make the trip once a week. This trend signifies a departure from the traditional 9-to-5, five-day office routine, with many embracing a more flexible approach to work.


Interestingly, the data reveals distinct traffic patterns corresponding to workdays. Wednesdays emerge as the busiest days for office attendance, while Fridays see a notable decrease in office hours, with individuals opting to leave early. This observation underscores the flexibility inherent in hybrid working models, allowing employees to tailor their schedules to suit their needs.


As the workforce embraces the flexibility afforded by hybrid working arrangements, the traditional office paradigm continues to evolve. With data indicating the enduring appeal of remote and flexible work options, it’s clear that the future of work is indeed hybrid.


Partnership With Minor Hotels To Refresh An Iconic Sandton Hotel With The Cavaleros Group Head Of International Acquisitions Alexi Cavaleros

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The Cavaleros Group, a stalwart in South Africa’s property landscape since 1926, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the partnership. Image: Minor Hotels

Effective 1 July 2024, a partnership between The Cavaleros Group and Minor Hotels will see the hotel group assuming management of the landmark property at 138 Rivonia Road located in Sandton, bringing the NH Sandton to life.


A few weeks ago The Sandton Times reported that after 26 years gracing the skyline of Sandton, the Hilton Sandton will bid adieu to the Hilton portfolio from 1 July 2024. Now, The Cavaleros Group and Minor Hotels have joined forces to bring the NH Collection brand to Sandton, aiming to set a new standard of luxury and excellence in the heart of South Africa’s bustling financial district.


Read the full story: Sandton To Welcome First NH Collection Hotel In Minor Hotels & Cavaleros Group Partnership


Virgin Active Padel Club With Founder & Director Elian Wiener

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While Virgin Active Padel Clubs welcome enthusiasts of all stripes, Virgin Active members enjoy exclusive benefits as Padel Club members at no additional cost. Image: Virgin Active Padel Clubs

Virgin Active Padel Club unveiled its inaugural in-gym padel facility at the popular Old Edwardian Society (Old Eds) sports club in Houghton. With the addition of Old Eds, the Virgin Active Padel Club portfolio expands to 12 locations across South Africa, encompassing a diverse array of venues from Huddle Park to Green Point.


Read the full story: Virgin Active Padel Club Debuts At Iconic Old Eds In Houghton


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Deepend & LAST CALL – Crush
  • Saxena & ENROSA – Ain’t No Sunshine
  • NCHR – Mas Que Nada (Radio Edit)
  • Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix)


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