Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 84 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.


  • Chris Bishop, Founding Editor of Billionaire Tomorrow talks about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the future of King Charles III.
  • Mpho Sebelebele, Head of Communications for Uber South Africa shares some of the latest company developments.
  • Carla Massmann, Show Director for Comic-Con Africa chats about what to expect at this year’s event.
  • Darren Meltz, Event Director for SecretEATS reveals all the details for his next secret dinner gathering!
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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 84 | Week 38] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


The Passing Of QUEEN ELIZABETH II with Founding Editor of Billionaire Tomorrow Chris Bishop
The Queen ruled for a longer period of time than any other monarch in British history, growing in popularity and respect all across the world. Queen Elizabeth served as the Commonwealth’s head for more than 70 years, connecting more than two billion people worldwide. This past week, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain passed away at the age of 96.


Her Majesty’s life transformed abruptly from that of a young mother and naval wife to one of a busy Head of State when she succeeded to the throne at the age of just 25. She would come to be known for her sense of responsibility and commitment to a life of service, and she was a crucial leader for the UK and the Commonwealth during both happy and difficult times.


King Charles III, originally The Prince of Wales, was born in 1948 and has succeeded Queen Elizabeth II as monarch. He has long maintained a deep and active interest in all facets of public life, in addition to his formal and ceremonial duties as The Prince of Wales in the UK and abroad.


An UBER UPDATE with Head of Communications for Uber South Africa Mpho Sebelebele

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Uber celebrated 1-billion trips in Africa earlier this year with the longest trip to date being over 492km. Image: Uber

Uber announced the launch of multiple new products and features which are going live this month in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria.


Audio Recording pilot in South Africa: Uber will now allow riders and drivers to use the app to record and share audio of their trip as evidence in the case of a safety incident – something that drivers have been asking for based on their feedback from roundtable sessions. This new opt-in audio recording feature, which is being piloted in Pretoria and Johannesburg, has been successful in the US and Latin American regions where Uber has a presence.

Safety Check Up across Sub-Saharan Africa: This feature encourages riders to complete their safety profile by turning on and utilising the available features such as Trusted Contacts, PIN verification and RideCheck. This is available in all the countries within Sub-Saharan Africa where Uber operates.


Uber Eats reinforced its aspiration of building an app of the future by creating a virtual mall experience that goes beyond just food. Uber Eats continues to push beyond boundaries with the adoption of the growing trend of dark stores, which gives non-traditional merchants opportunities to tap into unchartered markets that they wouldn’t have easily accessed.


Uber Eats currently operates in South Africa and Kenya.


2022 COMIC-CON AFRICA with Show Director Carla Massmann

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Comic-Con Africa takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 22 – 25 September 2022. Image: Comic-Con Africa

In 2018 the South African Comic-Con journey began when the annual Comic-Con Africa was launched in Johannesburg to much excitement and with great success. In 2019 Comic-Con Africa in Johannesburg reached 71’000 guests over four days.


The four-day Comic-Con Africa festival focusses on all elements of pop culture and brings international and local comic artists, film and TV celebrities, and Cosplayers to South Africa where they meet fans, sign autographs and have photo ops. Packed with championships, competitions, super show specials, product launches, workshops, panels, Q&A sessions, screenings, activations, and interactive experiences, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether you are a casual fan or a bona fide geek. Comic Con Africa also features KidsCon which makes it the ultimate family day out.


Tickets available from R190. Book your ticket through the Howler website.


SecretEATS THE FUTURE OF FINE DINING with Event Director Darren Meltz

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Since 2013, SecretEATS has dreamed up one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Image: The Secret Eats

Since 2013, SecretEATS has dreamed up one-of-a-kind dining experiences bringing together top chefs and rising culinary stars with curious and outgoing food lovers in unique, unexpected and absolutely breathtaking locations. All this to create unforgettable experiences centered around food.


This month, SecretEATS will be stepping right into the world of culinary art with an international Secret chef and their team of young prodigies. Visiting from the UK, the acclaimed chef will lend their expertise to a gastronomic food experience.


Titled THE FUTURE OF FINE DINING, every element of the evening will be accompanied by an experience that complements what is on your plate and in the glasses.


The next SecretEATS will be on September 30 and October 1. Tickets are R1’200 per person. Request an invitation to the next SecretEATS.



  • Gamper & Dadoni – Bittersweet Symphony (feat. Emily)
  • Topic x Robin Schulz x Nico Santos x Paul van Dyk – In Your Arms (For an Angel)
  • The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition


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