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Sandton Times Hour Edition 165 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.


  • Plan your next stopover in Dubai with some dining and hotel recommendations.
  • South African Artist Mark ‘Pinky’ Taylor talks about his art appearing on the Monster Energy Ultra Fantasy Ruby Red can.
  • A unique two-day culinary collaboration in greater Sandton with Chef Wandile Mabaso and Chef Johannes Richter.
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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 165 | Week 28] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Plan Your Next Stopover In Dubai With Some Dining And Hotel Recommendations

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W Dubai – Mina Seyahi is more than just a hotel; it’s a bold move towards creating a hospitality experience once more, blending Dubai’s rich cultural tapestry with the signature W experience, which is a vibe. Image: The Sandton Times

During a recent stopover in Dubai, The Sandton Times explored all that this dazzling city had to offer – well, in 72-hours that is! From fine dining, to shopping, sightseeing and of course an array of hospitality, Dubai is forever changing, growing and evolving, setting a benchmark for many international destinations. As a popular transit point for South African’s on route to Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Dubai offers travellers a chance to stopover for a visit, that certainly won’t disappoint!


Dubai Restaurant Week 2024, held from 20 April 2024 to 12 May 2024, celebrated culinary excellence, highlighting over 65 of Dubai’s finest eateries. Among the many participating restaurants in Dubai Restaurant Week 2024, The Sandton Times paid three restaurants a visit, (two of which have been open for less than a year) to sample some of Dubai’s incredible food offering, including RARE, Uchi, and Jun’s.


Read the full story: Dubai Restaurant Week 2024: 3 Divine Dining Experiences


The Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah brings Hilton’s flagship brand to Dubai’s world-famous island destination, offering a solid blend of comfort, familiarity and service.


Read the full story: We Went There: Beach Living At The Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah


Nestled on the prestigious Jumeirah Beach coastline, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi, a 31-story marvel and part of W Hotels Worldwide offers visitors to the sun-drenched Arabian Gulf something quite different.


Read the full story: We Went There: The ‘Wunderbar’ W Dubai – Mina Seyahi


Monster Energy Ultra Fantasy Ruby Red With South African Artist Mark ‘Pinky’ Taylor

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Fantasy Ruby Red, the electrifying new addition to the Monster Energy Zero Sugar Ultra line-up, bursts with bold flavour and a tantalizing twist, setting taste buds alight with its fusion of vibrant ruby red citrus and exhilarating energy. Image: Monster Energy Drink

Monster Energy Ultra launched Fantasy Ruby Red in March 2024, the latest zero-sugar flavour joining the Monster Energy Ultra line-up, featuring a first-of-its-kind immersive augmented reality (AR) experience that reveals custom can art. In Venice, Los Angeles, visitors to the vibrant hub of Abbot Kinney Boulevard were greeted by a 10-foot-tall Monster Ultra can installation, transporting them to a mixed-reality world where the characters on the new textured cans, designed by artist Mark ‘Pinky’ Taylor, came to life.


Born and raised among the waves of South Africa, Pinky Taylor began his artistic journey at the age of three and held his first exhibition in Japan at age eight. His love for surfing inspired him to combine his passions, leading him to create intricate doodles on surfboards. Since moving to California with his band six years ago, Pinky has continued to flourish creatively. His artistic style, heavily influenced by the vibrant textures of music, bursts with color and dimension.

Duality pulses through the energy of life’s veins, a perpetual dance of contrasts. The characters, who embody good and evil, show how kindness and embracing self-love can bring harmony to the world. Seeing my artwork in animation through AR was a first – a cool experience to mark the launch of this flavour.

// South African Artist, Mark ‘Pinky’ Taylor


Crafted for those who crave both refreshment and an invigorating kick, Fantasy Ruby Red delivers a sensory experience like no other. From the moment it touches your lips, you’re transported to a world where every sip ignites a spark of excitement, propelling you through the day with unwavering energy and unmatched flavour.


A Unique Two-Day Culinary Collaboration In Greater Sandton With Chef Wandile Mabaso And Chef Johannes Richter

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Two of South Africa’s award-winning chefs, Chef Wandile Mabaso and Chef Johannes Richter, are set to join forces for a unique two-day culinary collaboration in greater Sandton. Image: The LivingRoom / Les Creatifs

Two of South Africa’s award-winning chefs, Chef Wandile Mabaso and Chef Johannes Richter, are set to join forces for a unique two-day culinary collaboration in greater Sandton.


The collaboration will take place over two dinner services on 19 and 20 July 2024. Chef Johannes Richter, known for his critically acclaimed restaurant The LivingRoom at Summerhill Guest Estate in Cowies Hill, Durban, will head to Sandton to cook alongside Chef Wandile Mabaso at his esteemed Bryanston restaurant, Les Creatifs.


Read the full story: Chefs Wandile Mabaso & Johannes Richter Collaborate In Sandton


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Tom Grennan – Little Bit of Love
  • Nora En Pure – Pretoria
  • Heather Small – Moving On Up (Division 4 & Matt Consola Airplay)
  • Bon Entendeur vs Nicoletta – Fio Maravilha


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