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Sandton Times Hour Edition 159 Radio & Podcast Show Notes

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  • Award Winning Journalist Catherine White connects from London to chat about the special votes in missions overseas ahead of South Africa’s 2024 General Elections.
  • Clem Sunter, Independent Scenario Planner and Author shares his latest South African scenarios, flags and probabilities post-election.
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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 2024, The Sandton Times Hour secured the third spot on Feedspot’s list of the “30 Best South Africa Podcasts” highlighting the top South African podcasts from thousands available on the web, ranking them based on relevancy, authority, social media followers, and freshness.


In this week’s show [Edition 159 | Week 22] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Special Votes In Missions Overseas With Award Winning Journalist Catherine White

Catherine White, an award-winning journalist, resides in London and maintains strong ties to South Africa through her independent media company, Cat White Media. The company emphasizes new media platforms, including the dynamic landscape of TikTok, ensuring that journalists are equipped with the skills needed for the evolving digital age. Catherine set out to capture some of the moments surrounding the special votes in missions overseas, in particular London, from 17 – 19 May for the 2024 South African National Elections.


The Electoral Commission expressed its heartfelt gratitude to the South Africans who participated in the special voting process in missions worldwide. Special votes were an essential measure designed to ensure that citizens who might otherwise be unable to vote still had the opportunity to do so. This year, between 17 – 18 May, special voting was facilitated in 111 South African missions globally, enabling around 78,000 citizens to cast their ballots. This extensive operation would not have been possible without the unwavering support of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and the dedicated efforts of its staff and heads of missions worldwide.


The Commission’s Chairperson, Mosotho Moepya, particularly commended the department’s staff for their exceptional commitment to ensuring that citizens abroad could fully participate in the democratic process. Voters, too, deserved recognition for enduring challenging conditions, including intemperate weather, long queues, and significant travel distances. Despite these hardships, many voters expressed their gratitude on social media for the smooth voting experience and high level of service they received.


The Commission was pleased to report that the special voting abroad proceeded smoothly, without major incidents, demonstrating the success of meticulous planning and execution. From Canberra, Australia, to London and The Hague, and even in the intense heat of Dubai, South Africans abroad turned out in large numbers, underscoring the election’s importance. All ballots cast and unused ballot papers from the 111 missions were securely transported back to South Africa for verification and counting in the presence of representatives and observers.


With overseas voting completed, the Commission now moves its focus to preparations for the in-country National Elections. This election is crucial for the nation, and every vote counts.


Latest South African Scenarios, Flags And Probabilities With Independent Scenario Planner And Author Clem Sunter

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In the early 1980s, Clem Sunter established a scenario planning function at Anglo American, creating teams in London and Johannesburg that included experts Pierre Wack and Ted Newland. Image: Clem Sunter

Clem Sunter developed the influential presentation “The World and South Africa in the 1990s”, which outlined two potential futures for South Africa: the “High Road” of negotiation and political settlement, and the “Low Road” of confrontation and civil war. The country chose the High Road. Notable moments in his career include presenting to FW de Klerk and the Cabinet in 1986 and meeting Nelson Mandela in prison to discuss South Africa’s future.


Clem has authored 17 books since 1987, some of which became bestsellers. He has been actively involved in mobilizing the private sector against HIV/AIDS and fostering entrepreneurship in South Africa. For his contributions to scenario planning, he received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cape Town and was recognized by leading South African CEOs for his significant impact on business practices.


Known as South Africa’s premier scenario planner and strategist, Clem has delivered presentations worldwide, including in Europe, India, Singapore, Britain, Australia, and various African countries. He has also lectured at Harvard Business School and the Central Party School in Beijing. Clem, dubbed the Foxy Futurist, is renowned for his forward-thinking and innovative approaches, notably predicting the potential for terrorist attacks on US soil in his book, “The Mind of a Fox”.


For more information on the Indlulamithi Scenarios 2035, visit the Indlulamithi website.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • John Mayer – Waiting On the World to Change
  • Danny K, Kabelo & SHOUT SA – Shout
  • John Farnham – You’re The Voice
  • Heather Small – Proud (Live Performance (Stabal Session)


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