Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 101 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 blended with the best music, every week on Mix 93.8, Mondays at 7pm.


  • Wildlife Expert, Karen Trendler chats about tigers and exotic pets in our neighbourhoods.
  • Associate Music Director & Orchestra Conductor of ‘The Lion King’, DuPreez Strauss reveals what audiences can expect from his upcoming show DREAMLAND at
  • Sandton’s Theatre on the Square this February.
  • Voice Artist & Content Creator, Themba Robin shares his transition from corporate job to becoming a full-time performer.
  • V4texx, resident band at Quincy Jones’ Q’s Bar & Lounge at the Palazzo Versace Dubai talk about their successful run at this award wining nightspot.
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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 and so much more beyond the borders of greater Sandton. In this week’s episode [Edition 101 | Week 6] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


TIGERS ON THE LOOSE With Wildlife Expert Karen Trendler

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The keeping of exotic animals like tigers is mostly unregulated and has increased in South Africa. Image: vladimircech on Freepik

Karen Trendler is a wildlife expert, who once oversaw the National Council of SPCAs’ (NSPCA) wildlife trading and trafficking unit and has many years of experience in the field of wild animals.


DREAMLAND With Associate Music Director & Orchestra Conductor of ‘The Lion King’ DuPreez Strauss

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DuPreez Strauss looks to bring audiences the best Disney songs and stories as they’ve never heard been heard before. Image: DuPreez Strauss

For the last 14 years, DuPreez Strauss has been co-music director and orchestra conductor for Disney’s THE LION KING musical in eight countries. DREAMLAND is written by and stars this well-known musician, theatre and TV personality, audiences are invited to experience their favourite childhood memories in a whole new way.


Showcasing world-class piano interpretations and storytelling, DuPreez takes audiences on an enchanting musical journey that will include familiar songs like Circle of Life, Let It Go, A Whole New World, Colours of The Wind and many more.


Venue: Sandton’s Theatre on the Square
Dates: February 7 to February 19, 2023
Times: Tuesday to Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday @ 5pm and 8pm.
Tickets: R200 per person. R100 for Students.


Tickets to DREAMLAND are available on Computicket.


RISE TO COMEDY With Voice Artist & Content Creator Themba Robin

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Themba Robin’s comical undertone and infectious personality translates well across all mediums. Image: Themba Robin

Themba Robin has become a familiar face in South Africa, from his appearance on South Africa’s ‘Come Dine With Me’ to the numerous commercials he has been featured in. And if it isn’t his face, it’s his voice that is making him famous across an array of platforms as a voice-over artist.


ENTERTAINING DUBAI With Q’s Bar & Lounge Resident Band V4texx

Quincy Jones opened his very own Bar & Lounge at the Palazzo Versace Dubai called, Q’s Bar & Lounge and the current resident band is V4texx. Headlining the band is Dante Kennedy who, among many titles and responsibilities is the Entertainment and Music Director for the Palazzo Versace Hotel and for Q’s Bar and Lounge. He began performing in Dubai in 2018 after being called by Quincy Jones and his company, to perform a residency in Dubai.


Dante has just performed his 400th show in Q’s as of January 2023. Emmanuel is the Keyboardist for the band since October 2021, and is from Nigeria. Mr. Segs plays the Saxophone, and is also from Nigeria but has been in Dubai for a few years. Ajay, also from Nigeria, is the newest member to the band and is currently the guitarist.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Robin Schulz and Dennis Lloyd – Young Right Now
  • Smyles – Baker Street
  • Stefan Rio Feat. Franca Morgano – Ai No Corrida


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