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Sandton Times Hour Edition 110 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.


  • Sung Yoon, former CEO and President of Samsung South Africa talks about his new book ‘The Samsung Man’s Path to Success – Turning Crisis Into Breakthrough’.
  • Colin Levin, Owner of PlayOn chats about Johannesburg’s hottest new family restaurant JoyJozi, where kids can bring their adults.
  • Prof. Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg comments on the current electricity crisis and a winter at Stage 8 and beyond.
  • Comedian Dillan Oliphant chats about his 2023 Savanna Comics Choice Comedy Awards win and Loyiso Gola shares the details about his new one-man show ‘Popular Culture’ coming to Sandton’s Theatre on the Square.
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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 110 | Week 16] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


THE SAMSUNG MAN’S PATH TO SUCCESS With former CEO & President of Samsung Africa, Sung Yoon

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In ‘The Samsung’s Man’s Path To Success’, Sung offers keen insights that shed light on the challenges of making business decisions and taking calculated risks. Image:

As Samsung Africa’s former President and CEO, Sung Yoon was a first-hand witness to the company’s remarkable journey to becoming a global world-leading brand. Despite countless challenges, he turned Samsung’s Africa business into a success within four years. In a career spanning more than three decades, he contributed in numerous capacities, heading up sales not only in Africa but in three different overseas assignments.


In ‘The Samsung’s Man’s Path To Success’ he explores how to take a top brand forward and into new territories – both in terms of product, sales and marketing and in terms of new markets – and how Samsung successfully fosters a healthy, robust and infinitely creative culture.


‘The Samsung Man’s Path To Success – Turning Crisis Into Breakthrough’ is available online and at all good book stores.


JOYJOZI With Owner of PlayOn, Colin Levin

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The Sandton Times headed to the heart of Rosebank, to explore the thatch roof house with a signature twisty children’s slide descending from the second floor and discover all that JoyJozi hopes to serve up. Image: The Sandton Times

Parents and friends of those with kids, looking for a more boutique and boujee dining option, will be flocking to JoyJozi, which opens in greater Sandton this week.


Gone are the days of fish finger dominated dishes, mundane family restaurant visits, and luncheons your friends without kids would run for the hills for. With a fresh approach to a restaurant destination that both covers children, and their adults needs, JoyJozi has married the best of play and cuisine to bring a fancy family restaurant to life.


More at: JoyJozi: A Place Where Kids Can Take Their Adults


ELECTRICITY CRISIS AND A WINTER AT STAGE 8 With Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, Prof. Hartmut Winkler

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Prof. Hartmut Winkler is a well-known commentator on energy scenarios in South Africa, especially in the debate of renewable energy versus nuclear. Image: The Sandton Times

Due to a shortage of generation capacity, Eskom announced Stage 6 loadshedding will continue to be implemented until further notice.
Breakdowns amounting to 17’481MW of generating capacity continue, while the generating capacity out of service for planned maintenance is 5’657MW.


Over the past 72-hours a generation unit each at Duvha and Medupi power stations were returned to service. In the same period, two generating units at Kriel, as well as one unit at Koeberg power stations were taken offline for repairs. The delays in returning a unit to service at Kendal, Kriel, Medupi and Tutuka power stations have contributed to the capacity constraints.


2023 SAVANNA COMICS CHOICE COMEDY AWARDS With Comedian Dillan Oliphant

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2023 Savanna Comics Choice Comedy Awards: Sauce of the Year Award Presented by Mrs Ball’s winner, Dillan Oliphant. Image: Savanna Comics Choice Comedy Awards

After 3-years of no laughs, the Savanna Comics Choice Comedy Awards reinvigorated the annual recognition for comedians across South Africa, hosted in greater Sandton.


From camera flashes popping on the Savanna carpet to live DJ sets and electric performances with unstoppable energy, the microphone belonged to the 10 winners of the evening, who have kept South Africa laughing through the darkest of times.


More at: 2023 Savanna Comics Choice Comedy Awards Winners


POPULAR CULTURE With Comedian Loyiso Gola

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After touring the UK, South African comedian Loyiso Gola presents his newest stand-up comedy show POPULAR CULTURE exploring the impact of cultural events from around the world. Image: Loyiso Gola

Loyiso Gola is one of Africa’s most loved and popular stand-up comedians. Included in his many impressive accolades, Gola is a two-time Emmy nominated anchor for his satirical news television series, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, which launched in 2010 and saw 12 seasons.


Loyiso Gola’s POPULAR CULTURE runs at the Sandton Theatre on the Square this April for just two weeks. Gola explores the world of pop culture and how it has impacted our lives over time with his distinct style of humor. He offers a novel viewpoint on global cultural trends through personal experiences, observations, and storytelling.


POPULAR CULTURE runs from April 18 – 29, 2023 at 8pm. Tickets are R205 and available through Quicket.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Tom Enzy & Sam Welch – Sex On Fire
  • Giselle Niemand – Lovers’ Do
  • Kallisto feat. Barefoot – How To Save A Life


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