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Sandton Times Hour Edition 78 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, now on Mix 93.8 FM every Monday at 7pm.


  • South African DJ, Producer, Singer and Songwriter TiMO ODV talks about his career to-date.
  • The latest releases to watch on streaming and in cinema.
  • Al Prodgers talks about his lockdown YouTube series ‘Just Off The Highway’.
  • James Grimstead of Super Yachting South Africa talks about working on yachts.
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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. In this week’s episode [Edition 78 | Week 32] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


South African DJ, Producer, Singer And Songwriter TIMO ODV

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To date, TiMO has achieved over 87-million streams across platforms and has solidified himself as one of SA’s biggest DJs. Image: TiMO ODV

Timothy Oude Vrielink, better known by his stage name TiMO ODV, is a South African DJ, Producer, Singer & Songwriter, born and raised in Kempton Park, on the East Rand of Johannesburg.


Self-trained and self-taught in the process of music production, song- writing and singing, it wasn’t long until he appeared on the radar of the top label managers in South Africa. Within a few short months he was signed as a full artist to Universal Music South Africa with his debut single ‘Save Me’ being released on February 20, 2015. The single achieved unheard of success for an up and coming dance music artist in South Africa when after only a few months it peaked on almost every chart in South Africa and was awarded Gold Status by the Recording Industry of South Africa in August 2015. It was later acknowledged as one of the most played songs on South African radio of 2015 and has collectively racked in over 13 million streams worldwide.


The meteoric success of his debut single catapulted him to the forefront of a new movement in Electronic Dance Music in South Africa. Typically dominated by African rhythms, Deep House in South Africa had a new life breathed into it, with a strong influence from some of his idols Gorgon City and Duke Dumont.


Since the release of ‘Save Me’, TiMO ODV has continued to deliver multi-platinum, platinum and gold singles including ‘Find My Way’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Make You Love Me’, ‘Dancing Again’, ‘Move’ and ‘The Kingdom’.


The LATEST RELEASES TO WATCH On Streaming And In Cinema

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Inspired by actual events — and the love story at the center of it all. WeWork grew from a single co-working space into a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its value plummeted. What happened? Image: Apple TV+

WECRASHED is inspired by actual events — and the love story at the center of it all. WeWork grew from a single coworking space into a global brand worth $47 billion in under a decade. Then, in less than a year, its value plummeted. What happened? Kyle Marvin, America Ferrera and O-T Fagbenle star in the series alongside Academy Award and SAG Award winners Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.


WECRASHED is created by Emmy nominee Eisenberg (“Good Boys”) and Crevello, who also serve as writers, executive producers and showrunners. The series is directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“This is Us,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), who also serve as executive producers alongside Charles Gogolak, Hathaway and Natalie Sandy.



The Dropout
Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. From Executive Producer Elizabeth Meriwether, THE DROPOUT is the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?


THE DROPOUT stars Amanda Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes and Naveen Andrews as Sunny Balwani. The limited series also includes guest stars Utkarsh Ambudkar, Kate Burton, Stephen Fry, Michel Gill, LisaGay Hamilton, William H. Macy, Elizabeth Marvel, Laurie Metcalf, Dylan Minnette, Alan Ruck, Sam Waterson, Michaela Watkins and more.



Having just finished collaborating on the Statue of Liberty, Gustave Eiffel is at the high-point of his career. The French government has requested he create something spectacular for the “Exposition Universelle” of 1889 in Paris but Gustave Eiffel is only interested in the city’s subway project. His life is turned upside-down when the great lost love from his youth reappears. Their secret affair will inspire him to change the face of Paris forever. You will never look at the Eiffel Tower the same way again!




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Al Prodgers is on a journey to discover offbeat stories that embody South Africa. Image: Al Prodgers

JUST OFF THE HIGHWAY looks to re-discover overlooked places and connect with people who have unusual stories to tell in South Africa. Al aims for a light-hearted take on the neglected, often-overlooked and offbeat South African heritage tales. Behind the wheel of his trusty 1972 Toyota Corona Al sets out on a mission of sharing the power of authentic storytelling.


Start watching JUST OFF THE HIGHWAY on YouTube.


WORKING ON YACHTS With James Grimstead, Senior Instructor At Super Yachting South Africa

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Many Super Yachting South Africa students work on yachts in the Caribbean, Europe, USA and Mexico. All of these destinations are incredibly popular. Image: Super Yachting South Africa

Whether cruising the turquoise waters of the Caribbean or hopping between secluded beaches along the Mediterranean coast, crew onboard superyachts are guaranteed adventure and new experiences. When considering a career on a superyacht, either as a deckhand or stewardess, seeing the world is definitely one of the reasons why.


Whether you want to work on a yacht in the Caribbean or Europe, it’s important to ensure that you have the necessary skills and requirements, such as the STCW. After successfully completing a superyacht course and when looking for a job, many yachties dream of being employed in exotic destinations. There are also destinations around the world known in the industry as ‘yachting hubs’ due to the large number of yachts that pass through them each year.


For more on Super Yachting South Africa, visit their website.



  • Bakermat & GoldFish – Games Continued (feat. Marie Plassard) [Radio Edit]
  • TiMO ODV – Save Me (feat. Sarah Jackson) [Radio Edit]
  • Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Seeb Remix)


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