Coming Up On Carte Blanche Sunday 11 September 2016

Coming up on Carte Blanche‎
On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 11 September 2016 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00
Lens on Luthuli House

This week’s #OccupyLuthuliHouse campaign brought tension to the streets flanking the ruling party headquarters. Scuffles broke out between those protesting current ANC party politics and those determined to defend them. Among demands made to the ANC by campaign organisers is a call to immediately recall President Zuma and for the NEC to follow suit and resign. Can the ruling party withstand an onslaught from its own members? Carte Blanche asks: what do these voices of discontent mean for the ANC?

Producer: Phakamile Hlubi
Researcher: Chwayitisa Futshane


It’s predicted that by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than marine life. But even more detrimental to fish, humans and the environment are so-called microplastics—tiny but deadly pieces of plastic containing toxic chemicals that end up in fish and ultimately in us. Carte Blanche asks: what are the long term consequences of microplastics on our oceans and our food security?

Producer: Carol Albertyn-Christie
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Watch the Microplastics trailer

Booysen Exclusive

In an exclusive one-on-one interview Major General Booysen—suspended head of the KZN Hawks—tells his story for the first time. As the alleged boss of the so-called Cato Manor Death Squad, Booysen speaks frankly to Carte Blanche about charges levelled against him, the abuse of state resources, his life in the force and the capture of democratic institutions.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

SA Designer’s Skinny NY Buildings

Carte Blanche visits the Big Apple for stunning views from new so-called skinny buildings where an apartment will set you back a cool $50 to $100-million. We meet South African design engineer Chris Shirley, a man integral to several of these New York high-rise apartment buildings and who is taking the investment world by storm.

Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
Watch the SA Designer’s Skinny NY Buildings trailer

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: