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Sandton Times Hour Edition 96 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.


  • Lead singer and guitarist Pete Lincoln of Smokie talks about their upcoming tour to South Africa.
  • Chris Bishop, Journalist and Founding Editor of Billionaire Tomorrow with a Sandton Times Hour exclusive of his upcoming book ‘The BEE Billionaires’ with foreword by former Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene.
  • Jeff Grundlingh returns to take a look at the Qatar World Cup Round of 16 teams.
  • #FestiveNotes on all the Christmas spirit galore at malls and precincts in greater 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 96 | Week 50] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


SMOKIE With Lead Singer And Guitarist Pete Lincoln

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Image: Pete Lincoln

SMOKIE is well known for major international hits such as Living Next Door To Alice, Needles And Pins, I’ll Meet You At Midnight, Mexican Girl, Don’t Play Your Rock And Roll To Me, Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone, Oh Carol and more!


Lead singer and guitarist Pete Lincoln is the newest member of the band, joining in April 2021. Pete was born on 15 March 1956 and grew up in his native Geordieland, Newcastle upon Tyne in the northeast of England. He picked up the guitar early in life and pretty much hasn’t put it down since.


Earning his ‘stripes’ through hard work and dedication, Pete’s early career was spent working both onstage and in the studio with artists including Sir Cliff Richard, Tina Turner, Shakin’ Stevens, and many more.


The SMOKIE South Africa Tour takes place from December 15 to December 18. SMOKIE will be performing at the following venues:

  • GrandWest, Cape Town: December 15 at 8pm
  • SunBet Arena, Pretoria: December 16 at 8pm
  • Carnival City, Johannesburg: December 17 at 8pm (SOLD OUT)
  • Carnival City, Johannesburg: December 18 at 6pm


Tickets can be booked on the Computicket website. Groups of more than 10 get a good discount – call Monica on +27-11-815-3000, or send an e-mail to Companies can also buy a hospitality suite for their guests or staff members – call Charl on +27-11-815-3000 or send an e-mail to


THE BEE BILLIONAIRES with Journalist and Founding Editor of Billionaire Tomorrow Chris Bishop
In 2023, Chris Bishop will be releasing his latest book THE BEE BILLIONAIRES, a comprehensive look at over two decades of South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy – what has worked, what hasn’t worked and should it continue to be a policy. In one on one conversations with those who have benefited from the policy and those who regulate it, THE BEE BILLIONAIRES hopes to find answers to some of the most pressing questions.


With a foreword by former Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene, THE BEE BILLIONAIRES promises to be a compelling read. 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 first 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.


FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 Round of 16 with Jeff Grundlingh

World Cup 2022
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will enter its Round of 16 stage after the group stages have concluded in Qatar. For the first phase, the 32 teams competing at the Qatar 2022 World Cup were split into eight groups, ranging from Group A to H. The top two teams from each group advance to the FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16, the start of the knockout stages, where each team plays the other once in a single-headed round robin style.


FIFA World Cup 2022 Round of 16 Schedule:
Match: Group A 1st (Netherlands) vs Group B 2nd (USA)
Match: Group C 1st (Argentina) vs Group D 2nd (Australia)
Match: Group E 1st (Japan) vs Group F 2nd (Croatia)
Match: Group G 1st (Brazil) vs Group H 2nd (South Korea)
Match: Group B 1st (England) vs Group A 2nd (Senegal)
Match: Group D 1st (France) vs Group C 2nd (Poland)
Match: Group F 1st (Morocco) vs Group E 2nd (Spain)
Match: Group H 1st (Portugal) vs Group G 2nd (Switzerland)


#FestiveNotes For Greater Sandton

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Image: Melrose Arch

Christmas is always a special time of the year – a season in which to rejoice and spend precious time with family and friends, enjoy festive fun and create lasting memories. When it comes to creating unforgettable times with family and friends, greater Sandton has it all, which, in addition to Christmas lights and markets, has a host of exciting events lined up for the festive season.


Melrose Arch
Apart from its annual Christmas lights in the High Street, Elves, a Snowman and Santa Claus will be wandering around the precinct, The Melrose Arch Market, which is held in the retail Galleria every week, will be hosting a special three-day market from December 9-11, selling delicious food and sweet treats, arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing, organic veggies, homeware and more.


Sandton City
South Africa’s most iconic shopping centre, Sandton City has unveiled its festive season campaign.
The centre court (outside Checkers) will play host to festive brand immersions for shoppers of all ages, by two beloved brands. LEGO’s zone will feature a maze filled with ever changing play zones, once-in-a-lifetime building experiences, a chance to also add your brick to the South African flag build, two LEGO brick pits, a Duplo zone for the smallies and the chance to shop the latest LEGO collections with promotional offers.


Full details available here.



  • Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Magical Christmas Mix)
  • Smokie – When A Child Is Born
  • Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas




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