Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Edition 106 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.


  • Pastor Andre Olivier, Founder & Senior Pastor of Rivers Church marks the communities 30th Anniversary with stories from along the way.
  • Author, Actor and Activist Pieter-Dirk Uys talks about his life and his new show coming to Johannesburg titled SELL-BY DATE.
  • George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader takes us through the 2022 AutoTrader Hybrid Car Buyers Survey.
  • Actor Craig Jackson takes on the iconic role of DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN as he heads to Sandton for a new season.
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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. The radio show and podcast has been selected by Feedspot panellists at #15 on a ranking of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the web for 2023. In this week’s episode [Edition 106 | Week 11] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


30-YEARS RIVERS CHURCH With Founder & Senior Pastor Andre Olivier

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Rivers Church weekend services include dynamic worship with a life-changing message, and aim to inspire and equip the whole family. Image: Rivers Church

Pastor Andre and Wilma Olivier first came to Johannesburg in 1992 to pastor Sandton Assemblies of God, a church of just 70 people. Since their arrival the church has grown in size, impact and influence and today Rivers Church brings together 15’000+ people across 5 campuses, located in Sandton, Kyalami, Centurion, Durban North and Ballito.



For more information, like service times and location, visit the Rivers Church website.


SELL-BY DATE With Author, Actor and Activist Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Being active in live theatre since the late 1960’s, Pieter-Dirk Uys is not surprised when people now ask: ‘When will you retire?’ His answer is short and sweet: ‘Not retire. Retread!’ Image: Pieter-Dirk Uys

Theatre legend Pieter-Dirk Uys is back in Johannesburg at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from April 19 to May 14, 2023 with a new show! Titled SELL-BY DATE this one-person performance, features not only Pieter-Dirk Uys, but also a cluster of topical male, female and political characters in English and Afrikaans.


SELL-BY DATE has no interval and runs for 80 minutes. Tickets are available via WebTickets.



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Image: Toyota

Interest in hybrids is at an all-time high in this country – although South Africans still have a lot to learn about the technology.


These are among the fascinating facts to emerge from the 2022 AutoTrader Hybrid Car Buyers Survey. The first-ever local report of its kind, the purpose of the survey is to inform the industry on consumer sentiment, understanding and demand for hybrid-driven cars. Until now, that is. The 2022 AutoTrader Hybrid Car Buyers Survey unpacks all the trends relating to the hybrid market – from sales to consumer expectations and purchasing intent.


One of the most positive findings within the report pertains to sales; hybrid vehicle sales in South Africa are already up by 1,885% compared to the first eight months of 2021. Looking at advert view behaviour, there has been a big increase in the attention that hybrid cars have received (year-on-year, it increased by an impressive 44% in 2022). This behavior is not just limited to casual browsing – most importantly, hybrid enquiries have risen by 64% year on year.


While hybrids are on the lips of many South Africans, this is – for the majority of consumers – an unknown market sector. More than 60% of South African consumers have never experienced a hybrid car while fewer than 5% have owned one. Most South Africans are unaware of the various hybrid cars that are available in the market. They’re also unclear as to which hybrid car configurations exist.


Download a free copy of the 2022 AutoTrader Hybrid Car Buyers Survey.


DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN With Actor Craig Jackson

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The ground-breaking Broadway comedy about the sexes, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, heads to the Sandton Theatre On The Square from March 14 to March 25, 2023. Image Defending The Caveman

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN has been described as “hilarious and insightful” by critics and audiences around the world, and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Olivier Award in London.


In South Africa, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN has been staged by various theatre companies over the years and has always been a hit with audiences. In the midst of unprecedented global challenges such as Covid, a war in Russia, and load-shedding, one thing remains constant: the timeless humour and insight of DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN. And with the arrival of a new and recently vaccinated caveman played by Craig Jackson, audiences can expect fresh challenges, new descriptive words, and plenty of highs and lows.




Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Ash & Naila – Gorgeous
  • BGRZ feat. Angelique Kidjo – Agolo
  • Swedish House Mafia & Connie Constance – Heaven Takes You Home


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