Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 25 June 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 25 June 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Uranium in the Karoo

The future of the Karoo hangs in the balance as plans to mine rich uranium deposits through open cast mining inch forward. Residents and organisations have been fighting it tooth and nail, saying it would pollute what little water this arid area has for farming and domestic use. But a possible new plant species has also been discovered in the proposed mining area and may just halt the entire process. Carte Blanche heads back to Beaufort West for an update on the progress of the mining application.

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg
Presenter: John Webb

Killer Heart Gene

It’s dubbed the biggest breakthrough since the first heart transplant in South Africa.  A mystery of 20 years of intensive research has been cracked by a team of scientists at UCT medical school. They’ve identified the killer gene linked to cardiac arrest in young adults.  Carte Blanche meets the scientists behind this medical discovery.

Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: Derek Watts

Airport Heist

Criminals are following tourists, businessmen and even locals from the OR Tambo airport, robbing them at gunpoint of cash, electronics and valuables. But these heists can only be successfully pulled off with the help of airport insiders.  So who is behind this spate of violent robberies in Johannesburg? Carte Blanche investigates a crime trend that’s gaining momentum.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
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Gift Ngoepe

In South Africa, baseball is a little known sport, but for Gift Ngoepe it’s the game that has catapulted him into international stardom.  From playing on the streets of Randburg to competing in Major League Baseball in the US, Ngoepe has reached the pinnacle of professional baseball becoming the first player from Africa to reach this level in the sport. Carte Blanche visits Ngoepe behind the scenes at the home base of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Producer: Eugene Botha
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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