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Sandton Times Hour Edition 119 Podcast Show Notes

The weekly Sandton Times Hour is a Sandton magazine show that brings the wanted online pages of The Sandton Times to life.


  • Specialist Investigator Mike Bolhuis chats about his gripping new docuseries ‘Cold Blood: The Violent Crime Cases of Mike Bolhuis’, exploring one of South Africa’s cold case mysteries.
  • Comedian’s Jason and Nicholas Goliath present The Artistry Comedy Club, a new comedy venture coming to Sandton.
  • Comedian Stuart Taylor returns to Johannesburg with a hilarious comedy show ‘Laughable’.
  • Wilson Tauro, Air France-KLM Country Manager: Southern Africa reflects on Air France’s 70th Anniversary of flights between Paris and Johannesburg.
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As the only radio show and podcast dedicated to Africa’s richest square mile, this Sandton magazine show is packed with an array of entertaining and informative interviews blended with the best music, every week on Mix 93.8, Mondays at 7pm.


The Sandton Times offers readers all they ever wanted online, and The Sandton Times Hour is the go-to weekly magazine show broadcast from greater Sandton. The Sandton magazine show features fabulous food spots, luxurious lifestyle bits, first-hand travel tips, motoring notes, and world-class entertainment, business and so much more beyond the borders of greater Sandton. In 2023, the radio show and podcast was selected by Feedspot panellists at #15 on a ranking of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the web.


In this week’s show [Edition 119 | Week 25] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:



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Audiences have been gripped by a captivating four-part docuseries titled ‘Cold Blood: The Violent Crime Cases of Mike Bolhuis’ on M-Net. Image: M-Net

Cold Blood: The Violent Crime Cases of Mike Bolhuis follows Specialist Investigator Mike Bolhuis as he delves into one of the country’s most perplexing cold cases. The show aims to shed light on the brutal murder of Yolandi Botes, a mother of three whose dismembered body was found in the Vaal River. Despite the passage of two years, the killer or killers remain unidentified, and Mike Bolhuis embarks on a relentless pursuit to bring them to justice.


Yolandi Botes went missing on 26 April 2021, and her body was discovered by a grandfather and his grandson in the Vaal River on 4 May 2021. Due to the dismemberment of her body, identification became possible only through a tattoo on her forearm, bearing the date of her wedding and her husband’s name. The circumstances surrounding her death and the events of that fateful day remain shrouded in mystery, making the investigation a challenging task for Mike Bolhuis.


Lead investigator Mike Bolhuis expresses that the murder of Yolandi Botes stands out as one of the most notable cases in his career. Recognizing the need to re-investigate and consider all evidence, Mike Bolhuis is determined to ensure justice for Yolandi’s family and to bring closure to this horrifying crime. The executive producer of the series, Rian van Heerden, emphasizes the importance of uncovering the truth and providing answers for Yolandi’s loved ones, highlighting the significance of this documentary in shedding light on the case.


To encourage public cooperation and gather vital information, a reward of R500’000 will be paid by long-term, existing clients of Specialised Security Services (SSS) for any information that directly leads to the successful prosecution, sentencing, and incarceration of the murderer(s). The Specialised Security Services (SSS), along with the South African Police Service (SAPS) Task Team, appeals to the public for assistance in solving this brutal murder.


The SAPS Task Team, led by Detective W/O Theuns Fourie from Villiers SAPS, can be reached at 082 301 9635 or 058 821 3001 (Villiers SAPS Station). The SSS Task Team, headed by Mr. Mike Bolhuis and assisted by various SAPS members and private investigators, can be contacted at 082 447 6116 (Mike Bolhuis), 082 222 5821 (Luke Enslin), 082 820 3680 (Werner Koekemoer), 079 527 8886 (Cecil Benade), or 066 007 1818 (Maatje Swanepoel).


Cold Blood: The Violent Crime Cases of Mike Bolhuis can be accessed on DStv Catch Up.


THE ARTISTRY COMEDY CLUB With Jason And Nicholas Goliath

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Jason Goliath is establishing a new home for comedy in Johannesburg, creating synergy between The Artistry and Goliath and Goliath, ensuring a harmonious collaboration. Image: Goliath and Goliath

Goliath and Goliath, in partnership with The Artistry and Black Brick, are set to launch The Artistry Comedy Club with a mini comedy festival from 23 June to 25 June 2023.


This exciting venture aims to showcase a variety of comedy shows, giving audiences a taste of what they can expect in the future. The festival will be a weekend-long event, while regular comedy shows will take place every Sunday night at 6pm. With a diverse lineup of talented comedians, the Artistry Comedy Club promises rapid-fire laughter and memorable performances.


The festival will feature a range of comedy shows, including the ‘10 in 6’ show, where ten comics will each perform for six minutes on stage, creating an hour of non-stop hilarity. Additionally, the festival will showcase a one-man special by the immensely talented Tats Nkonzo. The final show will be a line-up of incredible comedians, with Jason Goliath and Ntosh Madlingozi headlining. The festival will also offer a full day of entertainment courtesy of Sundays are For Therapy, hosted by The Artistry Team.


J Something, the driving force behind The Artistry, believes that the venue was created to celebrate and preserve the arts. Collaborating with Goliath and Goliath holds special significance for him, as it allows fellow artists to showcase their skills and talents while preserving the art form. The joy lies in seeing respected artists utilizing the space they’ve created to celebrate their art. The collaboration aims to support and uplift comedians, providing a platform for them to showcase their work and contribute to the comedy world.


The Covid-19 pandemic led to the closure of live comedy venues worldwide, including all comedy clubs on the continent. Jason Goliath reflects on the impact of the pandemic and the subsequent need to rebuild and find new starting points. The partnership with The Artistry aligns perfectly with this objective, as the venue is designed to celebrate artists. This marks the beginning of a new season for South African comedy, with Goliath and Goliath leading the way alongside The Artistry.


For tickets to The Artistry Comedy Club, in collaboration with Goliath and Goliath visit the Dineplan website.


‘LAUGHABLE’ With Comedian Stuart Taylor

Prepare for a laughter-filled evening as comedian Stuart Taylor takes the stage once again in Johannesburg with his latest comedy show, ‘Laughable’.


From 30 June to 2 July 2023, audiences can catch Stuart’s quintessential mix of hilarious stories and witty punchlines at the Pieter Toerien Montecasino Theatre. In a world filled with everyday challenges, Taylor’s performance promises to provide a much-needed escape through laughter.


Stuart’s show offers a remedy for life’s stresses without the need for medical aid or a doctor’s note. Known for his ability to blend laughter with insightful commentary, Stuart’s unique style sets him apart as one of South Africa’s most respected comedians. His charm and quick wit leave a lasting impression, whether he’s performing on stage or entertaining audiences through television.


During ‘Laughable’, Stuart fearlessly delves into various aspects of his life, making everything fair game for laughter. From his relationships to parenting experiences, navigating fitness in his 40s, and keeping up with the neighbors in the suburbs, Stuart shares humorous anecdotes and observations. Audiences can expect an evening of laughter as they relate to Stuart’s witty take on everyday situations.


Stuart Taylor’s return to Johannesburg’s theatre stages with ‘Laughable’ promises to be a side-splitting experience. With his impeccable comedic timing and relatable storytelling, Stuart invites audiences to temporarily set aside their worries and indulge in a night of laughter. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Stuart’s hilarious insights and witty punchlines!


Ticket for Laughable with Stuart Taylor start at R150 and are available on WebTickets. The show runs for 75-minutes and is rated PG13.


70 Years Of Direct Flights Connecting Paris And Johannesburg With Air France-KLM Country Manager: Southern Africa Wilson Tauro

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As Air France celebrates 70 years of connecting Paris and Johannesburg, the airline expresses gratitude to its loyal customers, partners, and employees who have contributed to the success of this route. Image: Air France

Air France commemorates its 70th anniversary of direct flights between Paris and Johannesburg this year. Since its inaugural flight in 1953, Air France has served as a trusted partner in connecting the vibrant cities of Paris and Johannesburg, playing a pivotal role in promoting international travel, cultural exchange, tourism, and business opportunities between France and South Africa.


Air France currently operates daily direct flights between Paris and Johannesburg using the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline offers passengers a newly refurbished cabin with options for economy, premium economy, and a state-of-the-art business class experience.


Air France’s journey on the Paris-Johannesburg route spans decades of remarkable progress. From its inaugural flight in 1953 with a Douglas DC-4 aircraft, which took two days and five hours with multiple stops, to the introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER in 2023, which reduced the travel time to just 10 hours and 30 minutes, the airline has continuously improved the travel experience for passengers. Air France remains committed to excellence, innovation, and providing seamless travel experiences that connect people and cultures across continents.


In response to the high demand from South African rugby fans planning to attend the Rugby World Cup in France, Air France will increase its frequency from seven to 10 flights per week between Johannesburg and Paris during the tournament. This adjustment reflects the airline’s commitment to facilitating connections and meeting the needs of passengers.


Air France currently offers a promotional discount of 17% on applicable airfares, plus airport taxes and surcharges, for all Air France flights originating in South Africa. Passengers can avail of this offer by booking through the Air France website until June 23, 2023.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Raffa Fi & Hugel – Ritmo (Hugel Edit)
  • DJ Ganyani feat. Goodluck – Fading
  • Ninetoes – Finder (Carl Cox Remix Edit)


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