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Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 27 November 2016

carteblancheComing up on Carte Blanche‎
On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 27 November 2016 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

Tlokwe Toilets

How did hundreds of toilets mysteriously appear on vacant land next to the N12 near Potchefstroom while residents are living in RDP homes unfit for human habitation? Carte Blanche sheds light on a litany of housing problems in the North West municipality of Tlokwe.

Producer: Phakamile Hlubi
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
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Bad Posture: A Modern Disease

Could your office job be contributing to your risk of heart disease, obesity and early death? Carte Blanche finds out why sitting all day at our computers is seen as the new smoking, and why the trend of standing while working is taking off.

Producer: Michael Duffett
Presenter: John Webb

Detangling Whales

Once driven to the verge of extinction, Southern Right and other whale species have seen numbers make a dramatic recovery since given full protection in South African waters, their traditional breeding ground. But with the increase in numbers has come ever-increasing entanglements: whales caught in drifting pieces of fishing nets and ropes, rock lobster and octopus traps. If left entangled, they die a slow and excruciating death. Carte Blanche sets out to sea with the highly-trained volunteers doing the dangerous job of disentangling these enormous mammals.

Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: John Webb
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Birmingham Conservatoire

How has access to the internet enabled students from Soweto to be inspired and taught by musicians from the United Kingdom’s prestigious Birmingham Conservatoire? Carte Blanche witnesses the harmonious collision of classical music and cutting edge technology.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Derek Watts

Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.

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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: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za
And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/