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Sandton Times Hour Edition 164 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.


  • Antonio Paraiso, luxury marketing consultant reveals how luxury is evolving and what defines modern luxury.
  • Chef Driaan van Niekerk, Group Executive Chef with the Rockets Group shares some details around his refreshed menu at Rockets Bryanston.
  • Tshepo Kgobe, CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency reflects on 14-years of the Gautrain and what lies ahead.
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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 164 | Week 27] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


How Luxury Is Evolving With Luxury Marketing Consultant Antonio Paraiso

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Antonio Paraiso addressing delegates at the 13th Edition Exotic Wedding Planning Conference (EWPC) in Bodrum, Türkiye in April 2024. Image: EXITO Media Concepts

Antonio Paraiso is a distinguished marketing consultant and public speaker, renowned for his expertise in luxury marketing, strategy, innovation, and international business. With more than 30 years of business experience, Antonio has developed a robust skill set and a deep understanding of global markets.


Having studied Luxury Brand Management, Antonio provides specialized consulting and executive training services in strategic marketing, luxury and premium positioning, and innovation development. His insights and expertise are regularly featured in magazines and blogs across Portugal, Brazil, and Peru. Antonio is also a visiting teacher at several business schools, where he shares his knowledge and experience with future leaders.


Antonio’s influence extends to prestigious brands and organizations. He has trained teams and spoken at events for Lexus, Oracle, Grohe, Leica, Gant, Toyota, and Pine Cliffs Luxury Resort. His dynamic speaking engagements have taken him to international conferences and forums, including the Marketing & Sales World Forum, ExpoManagement, World Innovation Forum, and World Business Forum. Antonio’s client list includes industry giants such as Giorgio Armani, Loewe, Porsche, L’Oréal, Sheraton and Essilor Luxottica to name but a few.


Antonio is fluent in five languages and has conducted business in 50 countries, reflecting his passion for cultural diversity and global perspectives. He has lived in the UK, Spain, Germany, and Türkiye, and currently resides in Portugal. Antonio’s commitment to delighting customers and his out-of-the-box thinking make him a sought-after consultant and speaker in the luxury and marketing sectors. His articles continue to influence and inspire readers in international magazines, solidifying his position as a thought leader in his field.


A Refreshed Menu At Rockets Bryanston With Group Executive Chef Driaan Van Niekerk

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The new menu invites diners on an immersive gastronomic journey, with standout selections including sushi, the cherished Neapolitan-style pizzas, transformed in a state-of-the-art oven, and the Rolls Royce of Tomahawk steaks, the renowned Thor’s Hammer—a 3kg meat masterpiece. Image: The Sandton Times

Rockets Bryanston recently reopened, heralding a new era of dining and nightlife at this popular leisure spot.


Accompanying the restaurant renovation is the Rockets Bryanston‘s culinary offering. Their new menu, crafted under the guidance of their executive head chef Driaan Van Niekerk, is set to tantalize the senses. With an unwavering dedication to Rockets’ signature fusion of Mediterranean delights, tapas, and sushi, this culinary escapade looks to please every palate.


Read the full story: Rockets Bryanston Revamp: A New Era Of Luxury Dining & Nightlife


14-Years Of The Gautrain With CEO Of The Gautrain Management Agency Tshepo Kgobe

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Sandton Station serves as a pivotal exchange point for passengers traveling to and from Pretoria, Johannesburg Park Station, and O.R. Tambo International Airport. Image: Gautrain Management Agency (GMA)

Sandton Station stands as the flagship of the Gautrain system, strategically situated in the heart of the Sandton Central Business District, Africa’s commercial heartland.


Conveniently located near numerous office complexes, hotels, and shopping centres, Sandton Station is always a hive of activity, buzzing with the energy of traveling commuters. Its architectural design symbolizing two mining shafts and a cavern along the platform leading into the tunnel, where the meeting of man and machine is dramatized through the interplay of lights, evoking the South African blue skies and golden sunsets.


Read the full story: All You Need To Know About Gautrain Sandton Station


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Blondie – Maria
  • Leony – Simple Life
  • MEDUZA, James Carter feat. Elley Duhé, FAST BOY – Bad Memories
  • Sabrina Carpenter – Espresso


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