On M-Net & M-Net HD , Sunday 16 April 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1  at 20:00
They’re usually the first respondents at the scene of an accident or a medical emergency, but in recent months, paramedics have endured knife attacks, beatings and robberies while on duty. Unarmed and without protective gear, they remain vulnerable to being attacked by opportunists. Why are these angels of mercy under siege? Carte Blanche investigates.
Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: John Webb
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Father a Nation
Does growing up without a father, make young men more susceptible to negative influences? Researchers believe that broken people breed broken families and in turn, broken communities. But a new programme aims to address South Africa’s masculinity crisis.
Producer: Tarryn Crossman
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
Seventy percent of humans carry one or more genetic mutations, which could result in them producing children with life-threatening conditions. When the genetic dice are loaded against you, a cutting edge test might be the only chance to erase hereditary diseases from your family tree.
Carte Blanche explores how this medical technology can prevent parents from having children with debilitating hereditary disorders.
Producer: Laura Byrne
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Life After Death
Is there life after death? Can our spirits live on, long after our bodies die? These questions have plagued mankind for centuries, but following a comprehensive medical study, US researchers believe they could soon unlock the answer. Carte Blanche explores consciousness and the “near death” experience.
Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: Derek Watts
Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.