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Sandton Times Hour Edition 89 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, every week on Mix 93.8 FM, Mondays at 7pm.


  • Andre Snyman, Founder and CEO of eBlockwatch provides some background on the arrest of the Johannesburg North arsonist.
  • Sebasti Badenhorst, Executive of Sales, Marketing and Distribution for JoJo shares all the details on getting yourself a water tank.
  • Rob Hersov, International Businessman and Investor shares details of his latest move
  • Emmy Award nominated actress Kim Engelbrecht connects again to share her feelings in the build up to the big announcement this November.
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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 89 | Week 43] The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


Infamous JOHANNESBURG ARSONIST Arrested With Founder And CEO Of eBlockwatch Andre Snyman

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Andre Snyman, Founder & CEO of eBlockwatch, has been following the Johannesburg North arsonist story for months. Image: Andre Snyman

This past week, a suspect, believed to be the infamous Johannesburg arsonist who had terrorised residents in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg for the last year, had finally been caught and taken into custody.


Acting on a tip off, a specialist tactical operation was launched by the South African Police Services Serious & Violent Crimes Gauteng Operations team, assisted by SAPS Counter Intelligence Investigations Head Office; SAPS JHB K9 division, members of Fidelity’s Specialised Services unit and CAP Security.


The suspect was located walking on foot in Emmarentia. The teams were able to expertly detain and arrest the suspect. Fortunately, there were no shots fired and no injuries to report.


The suspect is in custody at the designated SAPS station. Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group said the arsonist had been at large for almost the last 24 months. Fires at homes in the Bryanston, Houghton, Dunkeld, Illovo, Hydepark and surrounding areas have all been linked to this alleged arsonist.


In April this year, Fidelity offered a R100’000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the alleged arsonist and instituted a tip off line for anyone that had information relating to these events.


For more information on eBlockwatch visit the website.


Getting Yourself A Water Tank With Executive Of Sales, Marketing And Distribution For Jojo Sebasti Badenhorst

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Installing water solutions has become a very high priority for many South Africans. Image: JoJo

With South Africans facing increasing uncertainty with the supply of basic services such as water and power, JoJo, the country’s leading domestic water solutions company, is reporting a significant rise in sales in pump and filters, showing that ensuring water security has become as important as securing alternative power sources for many South Africans.


As well as the water tanks the company are synonymous with, JoJo offers a wide range of products for water harvesting, storage, pumping and filtration solutions. In particular, they have seen a doubling in purchases of their pumps and filtration systems for both domestic and business purposes over the last year.


For more information visit the JoJo website. with International Businessman and Investor Rob Hersov

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Robert Hersov is a South African entrepreneur and private investor who currently serves as chairman and CEO of Invest Africa apart from many other business interests. Image: Rob Hersov

Rob Hersov, an outspoken businessman, internet phenomenon, and fierce opponent of the ANC, offers his workable approach to “rescue South Africa from the ANC.” He established, a decentralized autonomous organization that already has thousands of members and is supported by blockchain technology.


The movement sees limitless opportunities to generate money and assist initiatives that the government ought to be leading, bringing Wi-Fi into townships.


For more information visit


Nominated For An Emmy Award with Actress Kim Engelbrecht

For her part in the regional drama Reyka, South African actor Kim Engelbrecht has been nominated for an International Emmy.



Reyka Gama (Kim Engelbrecht) investigates a string of brutal murders committed by a serial killer in the sugar cane fields of KwaZulu-Natal. She is traumatised by the experience of being abducted as a child by a farmer (Iain Glen from Game of Thrones), but this also helps her enter the minds of Africa’s most notorious criminals.



  • Ituana – Clocks (Sign Of The Times Remix)
  • Joachim Pastor – Fever (feat. Mischa)
  • GAMPER & DADONI – Just Smile (feat. Milow)




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