Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 157 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 both on radio and as a podcast.

 

  • Kevin Brady, Co-Founder and CEO of A2X Markets chats about the success of the exchange and the South African economy.
  • Arthur Goldstuck shares insights into his latest book ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI’.
  • Hendrik Lourens van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Henlo and Co. discusses his journey of reinventing the premium espresso machine.
  • Visit www.sandtontimes.co.za for more stories.

 

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, premiering every week on Mix 93.8, Mondays at 7pm and distributed as a podcast across most of the world’s leading digital audio channels including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Afripods and more!

 

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 157 | Week 20] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:

 

A2X Markets With Co-Founder And CEO Kevin Brady

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With its innovative approach and skilled leadership, A2X is poised to continue its pivotal role in shaping the South African marketplace, providing a robust platform for secondary listings and enhancing the overall trading experience. Image: A2X Markets

A2X, a dynamic stock exchange in South Africa, is significantly advancing the local market landscape. Operated by a team with extensive backgrounds in financial services and technology, A2X combines expertise with cutting-edge technology, stable systems, and an agile environment to offer an efficient and cost-effective trading platform for secondary listings and share trading.

 

Recently, The SPAR Group Limited (SPAR) received approval for a secondary listing on A2X Markets (A2X), with its shares available for trade from 15 May 2024. This follows the April listing of Pepkor Holdings Limited, boasting a market cap of R68.98 billion. The inclusion of Pepkor brings the number of instruments listed on A2X to 181, contributing to a combined market capitalization of approximately R9.1 trillion. Pepkor joins a roster of prominent companies including Absa, AngloGold, Aspen, Discovery, Glencore, Impala, Investec, Naspers, Nedbank, Prosus, Sasol, Standard Bank, and Vodacom, all of which have also chosen A2X for secondary listings.

 

A2X is led by a small, diverse team selected from the financial services and technology sectors. This collective expertise enables A2X to challenge conventional norms, drive market progress, and deliver exceptional experiences for stakeholders. Each team member’s contribution is vital to the exchange’s operations, underpinning the belief that exceptional performance stems from the right attitude and top-tier talent.

 

At the helm is Kevin Brady, co-founder and CEO of A2X (Pty) Ltd, with 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Kevin’s career includes a 12-year tenure at Investec, where he spent nine years as head of the Institutional Securities and Prime Broking division. Before Investec, he dedicated eight years to Barnard Jacobs Mellet (BJM) as a director and head of the equity trading desk. Kevin holds a business studies honours degree from the North London Business School and is renowned for his expertise in equity trading, business strategy, and leading specialist teams in dynamic, high-pressure environments.

 

‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To AI’ With Author Arthur Goldstuck

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‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI’ is an essential resource for consumers, academics, professionals, and business leaders seeking to understand or refine their use of AI. Image: Pan Macmillan South Africa

Arthur Goldstuck, a prominent South African journalist and media analyst, has made a significant impact as an Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Internet, and mobile communications commentator. His deep-seated passion for Internet technology and its transformative effects on consumers and businesses led him to found World Wide Worx in 2000. This organization has since become one of Africa’s leading independent technology research firms, dedicated to unravelling trends in Internet and mobile usage across the continent.

 

Arthur’s career is marked by his multifaceted roles as an author, researcher, and speaker on technology trends. He began as an investigative journalist and news editor at the Mail & Guardian, later becoming the South African correspondent for Billboard. He has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers on tech and popular culture and even ventured into the world of comics as a shop partner. With 20 books to his name, including nine on tech-related topics, six on urban legends, and three humour books, Arthur’s works have often topped South African best-seller lists. Notably, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet: A South African Handbook’ holds the record as the country’s best-selling IT book.

 

In his latest book, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI: A Handbook for All’, Arthur leverages his decade-long observation of AI’s rise across various sectors. As generative AI becomes increasingly prevalent, this guide provides a comprehensive overview of AI’s evolution, its current state, and its future prospects. Aimed at both beginners and seasoned AI users, the book offers practical advice and unique insights drawn from Arthur’s interactions with global AI leaders across Africa, the Middle East, North America, Europe, and Asia.

 

‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI: A Handbook for All’ covers everything from prompting techniques to preparing for AI’s impact on health, travel, education, and business. Arthur’s engaging writing style not only informs but also entertains and inspires anyone curious about AI or already exploring its possibilities.

 

Purchase a copy of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To AI’ by Arthur Goldstuck, online.

 

Henlo And Co. Premium Espresso Machine With Managing Director Henlo van der Westhuizen

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Henlo van der Westhuizen’s machines are not just tools but partners in delivering exceptional coffee experiences, embodying a blend of South African ingenuity and global standards. Image: Henlo And Co.

Henlo van der Westhuizen, a visionary entrepreneur from South Africa, has dedicated years to developing the country’s premier espresso coffee machine. His company, Henlo, stands at the forefront of combining cutting-edge technology with stunning design, creating premium espresso machines that revolutionize the coffee industry.

 

Henlo van der Westhuizen’s journey is a testament to the perfect integration of art, engineering, and functionality. His early fascination with Lego and custom gaming computers eventually led him to Stellenbosch, where his engineering curiosity evolved into a passion for coffee. Realizing the inconsistency in coffee quality, he sought to engineer a solution that would guarantee a perfect cup every time, enhancing the overall coffee-shop experience.

 

Henlo’s machines are equipped with advanced, data-driven business solutions that ensure consistently excellent brews and provide comprehensive insights into barista performance. These machines offer real-time data on shot quality and quantity, enabling café owners to monitor customer experiences meticulously. The system also automates barista training, detects café fraud, and efficiently manages bean purchasing schedules. Owners can manage operations from anywhere globally, while baristas receive extraction scores after every shot, ensuring continuous improvement and quality control.

 

The flagship model, Henlo R, exemplifies the blend of beauty and technology. It features fully saturated group heads and interactive touch screens, allowing precise control over brewing pressures, profiles, and temperatures. This machine not only elevates the coffee-making process but also offers a seamless experience for both café owners and baristas. By setting desired profiles, baristas can see their efficiency scores in real time, fostering an environment of continuous learning and excellence.

 

With the financial backing to bring his designs to life, Henlo focused on creating espresso machines that stand out through cost-efficiency, sustainability, and advanced technology.

 

For more information, visit the Henlo And Co. website.

 

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  • Kujan – Children (Kujan Remix)
  • Kouss – Can’t Go Back
  • Corona – Rhythm Of The Night

 

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