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Sandton Times Hour Edition 73 Show Notes

The only radio show and podcast dedicated to Africa’s richest square mile, the weekly SANDTON TIMES HOUR brings the pages of The Sandton Times to life with an array of entertaining and informative interviews, now on Mix 93.8 FM every Monday at 7pm.


  • Polo Manager at the Inanda Club, Craig James, shares a recap of the Cell C Inanda Africa Cup and provides some insights into the game of King’s.
  • Travel Notes from a recent trip to Cape Town featuring LIFT Airline Premium, Angala Boutique Hotel, Mount Nelson – A Belmond Hotel and Villa Lion View.
  • Kevin Derrick, CEO of Creative Rides talks about the upcoming multi-million Rand classic car auction.
  • Jenny Moodley of Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo shares more details on a partnership with the Johannesburg Parks Alliance for a R1-billion green campaign.
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THE SANDTON TIMES HOUR is the go-to weekly digest on greater Sandton including fabulous food spots, luxurious lifestyle bits, first-hand travel tips, motoring notes, and world-class entertainment. In this week’s episode [Edition 73 | Week 26] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


CELL C INANDA AFRICA CUP with Polo Manager, Craig James

The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup is a unique knockout polo championship that offers an action-packed day with a display of exceptional horsemanship amongst competing teams from all over the African continent, with the closely contested and fast paced final.


Hosted at the picturesque Inanda Club, situated in the heart of Sandton, where the influential polo set witnessed a high-octane polo demonstration of talent and horse power in the dual for the coveted trophy. A day boasting fast-paced chukkas, complemented by an infusion of chic fashion, delectable food, the finest champagne and a temperate Gauteng winter.


For more information on the Inanda Club, visit their website.



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The water in the Angala eco-pool is kept sparkling clean by circulating it through a living ecosystem of water plants. Image: The Sandton Times

Whilst South Africa’s domestic airline industry has not had an easy time of late, one airline has continued to climb to cruising altitude, launching its LIFT Premium offering last year. Heading down to Cape Town, just ahead of the windy and rainy winter months, The Sandton Times took the opportunity to test-fly LIFT airlines Premium offering – equivalent to business class – targeting those traveling on business or leisure travellers who enjoy a little bit extra, when taking a local flight.


Book your next flight on LIFT Premium on The Sandton Times Fly page.


Nestled in the mountains, Angala is an exclusive oasis with all the facilities and restaurant only available to in-house guests. Angala is where homely luxury blends with the pristine beauty of nature, located in the heart of the Cape Winelands between the mountains of Paarl & Franschhoek. Three of South Africa’s top wine farms are within 5km of the hotel and there are countless more hidden gems you’ll discover during your stay. For those looking to pamper their mind and body, a ozonated pool, heated plunge pool, infrared sauna and a steam room are available for guests to use.


To book your next stay, visit the Angala website.


At the Mount Nelson, a Belmond hotel, unmissable winter offers make the cooler months unseasonably inviting, along with strolls in the gardens clad in verdant winter foliage, and cosy cocktails by the fire with the promise of menus to warm the heart and lift the spirit. For more than 120 years the Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, has revelled in its location in central Cape Town. Set within lush gardens, both guests and locals have long viewed the ‘Pink Lady’ as a haven from the busy streets; an oasis of calm just steps from the bustle of the Mother City.


To book your next stay, visit the Mount Nelson hotel website.


Situated on one of the green hills of Constantia, Villa Lion View boasts uninterrupted panoramic views of the valley. The Villa itself is the epitome of elegance, featuring ultra-modern design, luxurious fittings and conveniences, with homely hospitality. Villa Lion View features a shared outdoor relaxation area with sun loungers, wet lounge, braai area, solar-heated saltwater infinity pool, and a well-stocked honesty bar.


To book your next stay, visit the Villa Lion View website.


CLASSIC CAR AUCTION with CEO of Creative Rides, Kevin Derrick

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Nine Ferraris will be among more than 30 rare, sought-after Italian automobiles on the auction block. Image: Creative Rides Classic and Collectables Auctions

THE financial capital of South Africa plays host next month to one of the most spectacular multi-million-dollar classic car auction events on the 2022 global calendar, when more than 115 exclusive models will go under the hammer amidst a booming international collector market. The July 2 unreserved and reserved sale, presented by Creative Rides Classic and Collectables Auctions, has been dubbed The Italian Job (after the classic 1969 Michael Caine movie) by insiders because of the astonishing collection of rare, sought-after Italian automobiles on the block.


Creative Rides CEO Kevin Derrick says just the process of appraising the more than 30 Italian designer vehicles featured in this auction has been “a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so bidders should prepare to have their minds blown”. The July 2 unreserved and reserved auction at Montecasino in Johannesburg starts at 11am sharp. The hybrid live and online auction will be streamed across Creative Rides’ website and social media platforms.


Visit the Creative Rides Auction Website to view the complete auction catalogue.


R1-BILLION GREEN CAMPAIGN with Jenny Moodley of Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo

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Months back, strong rainfall and subsequent flooding washed away the Mushroom Farm Park pedestrian bridge, which to this day, has not been replaced. Image: Dr Sundeep Ruder

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo aims to secure large-scale, innovative and fully funded private-sector partnerships over a multi-year period to create more vibrant, green, safe and sustainable public parks in the City. The power of greening to address environmental and socio-economic challenges, and the associated benefits for partners was explored at the city’s inaugural ‘Action Imbizo’ on June 23 in Sandton.


In partnership with the Johannesburg Parks Alliance, JCPZ will present fully funded projects that will contribute towards the safe and sustainable green public open spaces. These projects will be monitored and evaluated as they are being implemented over the next 12 months, allowing for them to be viable use cases that can be replicated in other communities across the length and breadth of the City of Johannesburg.


Interested businesses are invited to send an email.



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