On M-Net & M-Net HD , Sunday 26 March 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1  at 20:00
Due to the high age-restriction of Bad Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, this week’s blockbuster premiere on M-Net 101, Carte Blanche will thus be on air from 19:00 until 20:30.
90-minute extended broadcast
Battle To Breathe
An epic battle is set to play out in courtrooms as frustrated Midrand residents take on a waste dump in the area. Claiming a range of health problems as a result of air pollution, possibly from landfill gases, communities used app technology and social media to record their complaints and compel authorities to take action. The landfill’s owners are not taking it lying down. Carte Blanche examines the issues.
Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Bergh
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
Medical malpractice insurance
Obstetrics is in crisis in South Africa, with doctors paying close to a million rands for Medical malpractice insurance. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there may not be enough obstetricians in private practice because expensive medical indemnity insurance is driving them away from the profession, leaving patients in the hands of an already overburdened state healthcare system. Carte Blanche investigates.
Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: John Webb
It’s the trip of a lifetime… a one way ticket to Mars, and three South Africans have been shortlisted to join the colony. Mars One is one of the space missions aiming to establish a permanent human settlement on the Red Planet. Several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement before carefully selected and trained crews finally depart for Mars. Carte Blanche explores this extraordinary mission.
Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: John Webb
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Live Long Die Young
The secret to longevity lies in our DNA. It differs vastly between individuals and various species, but is it possible to reverse ageing? By uncovering the genetic secrets of humans and animals that live exceptionally long lives, scientists are finding new ways to wind back our cellular clocks, extend our lifespan and even our fertility. Soon, it seems, we’ll be able to live long but still die young.
Producer: ABC Catalyst
Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.