Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 77 Podcast 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.


  • South African born Hollywood actor Arnold Vosloo shares the details of his latest Netflix series ‘Ludik’.
  • Kobus Botha, CEO of the Cradle Boutique Hotel & Nature Reserve talks about a new menu and two active anthropological sites unearthing hominid fossils.
  • The #TestDriveNotes take a look at some of the latest releases from BMW Group, Mercedes-Benz AG, Ford Motor Company and Peugeot.
  • Thabane Ledwaba, Founder of 2Selai talks about the Wakanda Food Accelarator, bringing township street food to Sandton.
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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 77 | Week 31] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


LUDIK ON NETFLIX with South African Born Hollywood Actor Arnold Vosloo

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Daan Ludik (Arnold Vosloo), coming from nothing, has built his own kingdom. This successful furniture salesman is the face of his business, but challenges await. Image: Netflix

Netflix’s first Afrikaans title series Ludik is set to burst onto screens globally on August 26. The racy, skop-skiet-en-donder six-part series features South African-born Hollywood actor Arnold Vosloo (Silvertone Siege) in the titular role of Daan Ludik alongside local heavyweight talents Rob Van Vuuren (Swys De Villiers), Diaan Lawrenson (Anet Ludik) and Zane Meas (Brigadier Davies).


The series revolves around Ludik, who appears to be a salt of the earth oke, styling himself as a wholesome family man running a successful furniture business. However, behind the veneer of respectability, Ludik is steeped in the underworld that sees him crossing paths with mobsters and murderers. With his family in turmoil, jail time on the horizon and death imminent, Ludik must rely on both his old and new allies to prevail and save his everything.



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Chef Tyrow Power is delighted to be in charge of the kitchens at The Cradle Boutique Hotel, a unique ecotourism destination and the only hotel in the world situated on an active anthropological site unearthing hominid fossils. Image: The Sandton Times

The Cradle Boutique Hotel, located in a spectacular 9’000 hectare nature reserve, is one of a kind. It is the only hotel in the world situated on an active anthropological site unearthing hominid fossils, revealing stories of the origins of life on our planet billions of years ago and of the evolution of humankind over the last few million years.


Situated around 45-minutes from Sandton, out in nature, with splendid luxury “hip-eco” timber and thatch rooms, with private viewing decks, fitted with air-con, en-suite bathrooms, and all the luxuries one could ask for, including free Wi-Fi, the Cradle Boutique Hotel flanks a 220-seater restaurant, and three conference venues.


Chef Tyrow Power has taken over the kitchen reins at The Cradle Boutique Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind as the new head chef, serving up a delicious new offering be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.


MOTORING #TestDriveNotes

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The BMW X3 comes at a price, and much like the breath-taking views over the Hermanus Lagoon to the flowing waterfalls down the ‘Vark se Snoet’, beauty overrides rationale at the best of times. Image: The Sandton Times

The Cape wine-lands, certainly one of the most beautiful corners of South Africa, can be viewed in a few different ways. From hotel room terraces to wine estate cellars, there is no shortage of grandeur – a bit like test-driving the new BMW X3. Read the full review in The Sandton Times motoring section.


Ford Everest Sport
Bringing together a premium on-road experience with all the elements of off-road use, the Ford Everest Sport proved to be a good choice for a test-drive through the Cape of good roads. Read the full review in The Sandton Times motoring section.


Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220d
It’s certainly one of the most enjoyable test-drives of 2022 as the locally produced Mercedes-Benz C-Class provides all the sass and dash imaginable, in a futuristic ride experience. Read the full review in The Sandton Times motoring section.


Peugeot 208
When you think of France, cars are not necessarily top of the list, but when you think of style and design, then the country home to Paris Fashion Week might move up the ranks significantly. And the Peugeot 208 1.2T Allure is ready to strut its stuff. Read the full review in The Sandton Times motoring section.


Bringing Township Street Food to Sandton with the WAKANDA FOOD ACCELARATOR
Wakanda Food accelerator, a Johannesburg based accelerator recently launched a state-of the art Dark Kitchen in what used to be the Sandton library parking space.


Situated besides the Gautrain station, these bright yellow container-based kitchens do more than just stand out. These social media trending kitchens are already making their mark through the three dynamic businesses who form part of Wakanda’s alumni. By offering multiple menus from one central kitchen, Wakanda’s Delivery Kitchens are delivering fresh and delicious meals on-demand.


The mastermind behind the kitchens, Miles Kubheka, CEO of Wakanda Food accelerator is paying it forward by supporting young businesses through the kitchens. Having grown a legendary Soweto eatery and brand from the ground up, Miles, has now invested his eight years’ experience into the food & beverage business accelerator. One which guides and advances small and medium size food-preneurs into a sustainable future.


2Selai – Born out of the desire to challenge the status quo of the popular township Kota and from humble beginnings in a home garage, 2Selai brings the beloved Kasi Kota to the heart of Sandton. 2Selais menu accommodates a wide range of clients, including those who have never eaten a Kota.


There is something for everyone in just one location. Whether you are looking to try something new, feeling nostalgic about your mother’s home-cooked meals or feeling adventurous for some fiery wings.



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  • MIKA – Yo Yo


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