Coming up on Carte Blanche
On M-Net & M-Net HD , Sunday 11 September 2016 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1  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
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
Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.