Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 4 June 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 4 June 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Tender Fraud

Through a clever tender fraud scam, small businesses are targeted to provide specialist equipment to government. The orders aren’t real. It’s just a ploy to get businesses to pay huge deposits. These sophisticated fraudsters have already crippled several businesses who’ve lost hundreds of thousands. Carte Blanche follows the leads, connects the dots and exposes the web of deception behind this con.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex and incurable developmental brain condition that affects the quality of life of children and their families. Desperate parents are looking to stem cell therapy as a revolutionary cure, travelling as far as India for help. But mainstream medical experts warn that it’s premature to recommend it as a standard treatment for Autism. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Derek Watts

Cape drought

Western Cape dam levels have dropped to a critical 18% and with no sign of winter rain to bring much-needed relief, the province has been declared a disaster area. Emergency plans are hurriedly being put into place to supplement existing water supplies, while long-term solutions are being sought. The city has meanwhile urged residents to only use water for absolute essentials, but consumption still remains way above target levels. Carte Blanche asks: will the disaster declaration result in swift action or is it too little too late?

Producer: Michael Duffet
Presenter: John Webb

A cut above – SA’s sheep shearing champion

The sporting rivalry between South Africa, New Zealand and Australia is legendary but there’s one sport in which South Africa is the undisputed World Champion – blade sheep shearing. Recently 400 competitors from 31 nations battled it out in the International Sheep Shearing Championships and once again, South Africa came out tops. It’s a physically demanding sport but for titleholder Mayenzeke Shweni, sheep shearing is more than just a game. Carte Blanche meets a winner, who’s a cut above the rest.

Producer: Carol Albertyn Christie
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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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.

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