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Sandton Times Hour Edition 126 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.


  • Simone Musgrave, entrepreneur and brand specialist speaks about her journey with award-winning Musgrave Gin and her future plans.
  • Andreas Brand, CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa chats about the future of motoring as the business marks it’s 65th Anniversary in South Africa.
  • Singer and songwriter, Louise Carver, shares the details of her upcoming ‘Home Tour Live’, a specially created theatre show to celebrate South Africa’s diverse talent and extraordinary music.
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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 126 | Week 32] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Musgrave Gin With Entrepreneur & Brand Specialist Simone Musgrave

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Handcrafted in small batches, Musgrave’s spirits capture the essence of its founder’s indomitable spirit of endeavor and courage. Image Musgrave Gin

In the realm of distilled delights, few names resonate as strongly as Musgrave Crafted Spirits. This boutique distillery celebrates a sense of adventure with every sip, inviting you to embark on a journey of flavors and stories that transcend borders and time.


The roots of this exceptional venture trace back to 1949 when Maurice Boon Musgrave set sail from Plymouth, England, to Africa, igniting an odyssey that would forever shape his legacy. Enduring three months of sea voyage with an infant, battling measles, and facing the tumultuous waves, Musgrave’s journey was one of resilience and exploration. This very spirit, infused with the African soil and its people, continues to inspire his granddaughter, Simone Musgrave, the guardian of his passion for the extraordinary.


Founded in Cape Town in 2015 by Simone Musgrave, Musgrave Spirits have become synonymous with quality, luxury, and proudly African heritage. At the forefront of South Africa’s gin revolution, Musgrave Gin introduced a symphony of botanicals that danced on the palate. The original Musgrave 11 was just the beginning, as Simone unveiled Musgrave Pink, South Africa’s inaugural pink gin, which garnered raving reviews and enthusiasm.


Musgrave Pink Gin, bedazzled with botanical finery, gracefully seduces even the most discerning gin connoisseur. A delicate interplay of rose hips, Cardamom, African Ginger, and Grains of Paradise sourced from the African continent results in a symphony of flavors that delight and enthrall. The addition of rosewater infuses an exotic perfume and depth, creating an enchanting potion that captures the heart.


Simone Musgrave’s dedication to her family’s legacy and her own journey as a businesswoman in Africa shines through in every bottle of Musgrave Spirits.


For more information go to the Musgrave Gin website.


Mercedes-Benz South Africa 65th Anniversary With CEO Andreas Brand

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The roots of this storied journey reach back even further, tracing back to 1896 when the first Benz Velo graced South African roads. Image: Mercedes-Benz

In the dynamic landscape of the South African automotive industry, few names stand as prominently as Andreas Brand, the visionary CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa. With a legacy spanning an impressive 65 years, Mercedes-Benz has left an indelible mark on the nation’s automotive landscape and supply chains, a testament to the brand’s enduring commitment to excellence and innovation.


Over the past six and a half decades, Mercedes-Benz has evolved from a pioneering presence to a manufacturing powerhouse, shaping the industry’s trajectory in profound ways.


In a defining move that underlines Mercedes-Benz’s dedication to the region, June 2021 witnessed the announcement of a monumental R13-billion investment earmarked for the expansion of the South African plant. This strategic initiative aims to fortify the production of the current C-Class, not only reaffirming Mercedes-Benz’s unwavering commitment to quality but also nurturing the growth of local talent and expertise.


However, the brand’s influence extends beyond assembly lines and production figures. A visionary commitment to sustainability has emerged as a defining feature of Mercedes-Benz’s future-forward strategy. With an audacious goal to transition to an all-electric portfolio by the close of the decade, the brand recognizes the importance of aligning with local market conditions.


Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s 65-year milestone is not just a celebration of past achievements but a resounding declaration of intent to drive South Africa’s automotive landscape into a future illuminated by innovation, sustainability, and unwavering excellence.


For more information go to the Mercedes-Benz South Africa website.


‘Home Tour Live’ With Singer And Songwriter Louise Carver

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Under Louise Carver’s artistic vision, “Home Tour Live” aims to create an immersive experience that transports audiences through time and emotion. Image: Louise Carver

As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month in August and Heritage Month in September, the stage is set for a musical extravaganza that promises to transcend time, genre, and borders. Renowned singer-songwriter Louise Carver is thrilled to unveil “Home Tour Live,” an enchanting theatre show that pays homage to the rich tapestry of South African music and talent.


This captivating showcase of musical brilliance is more than just a concert; it’s a celebration of the songs that have shaped generations and a tribute to the incredible artists who have graced South Africa’s musical landscape.


Louise Carver’s collaboration with theatre producer and publicist Collett Dawson of The CoLab Network has given birth to a production that intertwines unforgettable classics like Joy’s “Paradise Road,” Bright Blue’s “Weeping,” and Brenda Fassie’s “Too Late for Mama” with contemporary hits such as Prime Circle’s “Pretty Like the Sun” and Carver’s own chart-topping tracks.


Accompanied by the soulful melodies and harmonies of guitarist Simphiwe Kulla and the percussive rhythms of Kenny Williams, Louise Carver’s unique vocals take center stage. Together, this trio of musical brilliance weaves a captivating symphony that transcends genres and generations.


Set against the backdrop of Pieter Toerien’s Studio Theatre at Montecasino, Johannesburg, “Home Tour Live” is poised to captivate audiences with its harmonious blend of South African classics and Louise Carver’s own greatest hits. The journey commences on 2 September 2023 at 7:30pm, followed by a second performance on 3 September at 3pm.


The show then heads to Pretoria, KwaZulu-Natal (Durban), Western Cape (Hermanus, Paternoster and Cape Town), then back to Gauteng to finish up on 1 October 2023 on the West Rand.


Louise Carver Presents Home Tour Live Details:

2 & 3 September 2023
Pieter Toerien’s Studio Theatre, Montecasino


8 September 2023
Atterbury Theatre, Lynnwood Manor


13 September 2023
The Barnyard Theatre, Suncoast Casino


15 September
Hermanus Auditorium


16 September
Die Koelkamers Teater


Cape Town
20 September
The Barnyard Theatre, Tyger Valley


1 October
The Barnyard Theatre, Silverstar Casino


For more information and tickets go to the Louise Carver website.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Remix)
  • David Guetta & MORTEN – Something To Hold On To (feat. Clementine Douglas)
  • Joe Bermudez feat. Louise Carver – Sunrise (Mark Lower Remix)


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