Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 92 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, every week on Mix 93.8 FM, Mondays at 7pm.


  • Jonathan Ayache, CEO and Co-Founder of LIFT Airline talks about the new Johannesburg – Durban route from 30’000+ feet.
  • Ronen Aires, Co-Founder and CEO of Student Village joins the show ahead of the launch of his book this week: BREACH – HOW THE NEXT GENERATION ARE CONSCIOUSLY DISRUPTING THE WORLD.
  • Chris Bishop, Journalist and Founding Editor of Billionaire Tomorrow chats about Africa’s super wealthy and influential in our monthly catch-up.
  • Claudine Herman, Comedian and Mrs South Africa 2022 Semi-Finalist shares her journey of laughs and empowerment.
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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 92 | Week 46] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


New DURBAN-JOHANNESBURG ROUTE with CEO and Co-Founder of LIFT Airline Jonathan Ayache

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Lift Airlines, began flights of its scheduled 3 times daily air services on the Durban-Johannesburg Route. Image: Lift Airlines

As of October 2022, Lift Airlines will be servicing Durban-Johannesburg Route passengers.



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We are constantly surrounded by chaos. The world is complicated and ever-changing. Young people, looking at the world they are inheriting, are standing up and shouting, “Hell No!” Image: Breach

A man of many talents – youth marketing expert, active trail junkie, dynamic public speaker and thought-provoking author – Ronen Aires is passionate about a lot of things after a good cup of coffee. As the renowned co-founder and CEO of Student Village, South Africa’s most prominent student marketing and graduate development specialists, Ronen dedicated much of his career to supporting youth and guiding them to greatness. Whether its speaking on podcasts and news programs, or writing articles and a book, Ronen utilizes all available platforms to highlight the genius of today’s young adults.


In his role as global activist and investor, Ronen excitedly shares his knowledge of psychedelic healing and breathwork. He strongly advocates for the importance of living a full and holistic lifestyle, encouraging others to accelerate their potential by embracing ancient wisdom.


Generation Z is primed to breach the status quo. They aim to disrupt the establishment and define life on their own terms, with their collective values leading the way. This innovative group of youth is destined to change the workplace, the concept of leadership and the way we connect with one another. As their elders, we have a choice to make: fight this change or embrace it.


Leaders feel the stress of this fast-paced world. In the battle to stay relevant, we must look towards young people, to listen to their needs and wants. As an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience working with youth and brands, Ronen has learned to harness the genius of Generation Z so that organizations and their people thrive.


While it might seem that Generation Z comes with different factory settings, in reading this book you will come to understand they are not so different from us. They are the future of the workplace. They are your clients, your consumers, and your leadership team. They hold
the key to your success. If we learn to guide them wisely, we will all benefit from the breach they are forging. We may even find ourselves living in a better, kinder world.


For more information about BREACH, visit the website.


AFRICA’S SUPER WEALTHY AND INFLUENTIAL with Journalist and Billionaire Tomorrow Founding Editor Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop is the founding editor of Billionaire Tomorrow, a pan-African publication focused on wealth creation, trade and investment.


A journalist for more than four decades, he has spent the past 30 years reporting on the African continent. As a broadcaster, Chris has reported for the BBC’s Business Breakfast in London and across Africa for SABC. He was the founding editor of Forbes Africa and an editor for the business channel CNBC Africa.


His book Africa’s Billionaires, published by Penguin, is a best-seller. Chris has moderated sessions on investment in Africa at both the IMF in Washington and the World Economic Forum in Davos.


For more information about Billionaire Tomorrow, visit the website.


Comedian and MRS SOUTH AFRICA 2022 Semi-Finalist Claudine Herman

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The group gives women the chance to invest in themselves and make a difference in the lives of people around them. Image: Claudine Herman

For those who enjoy a good laugh, Claudine Herman is no stranger to comedy. She has also spoken at TEDx Johannesburg twice, voted as Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s, made the cover of Khuluma Magazine, featured on Showmax and Netflix shows including Tali’s Baby Diary, Office Invasion (currently top 10 in the US) and Queen Sono.


She has also performed at prestigious comedy clubs all over the world, most notably Comedy Cellar (NYC) and Angel Comedy Club (UK) as well as being a SAFTA nominated writer. Now, she is a Mrs South Africa 2022 Semi-Finalist and stepping out of her comfort zone and feeling empowered.


Mrs South Africa aims to highlight and further the abilities of strong, talented, and self-assured female leaders, understanding the importance of marriage and what a “Bonafide” lady is all about.


The program was developed to give married women who would not typically have access to such a platform to compete and represent South Africa internationally. Women who are married and between the ages of 25 and 55, with or without children, are eligible to compete in the Mrs South Africa Beauty Pageant.


For more information about Mrs South Africa, visit the website.



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