Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 2 July 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 2 July 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



KZN Oncology

In recent weeks, the KZN public health sector has come under scrutiny after one of the last State oncologists resigned.  Now without specialists, several broken radiotherapy machines and long waiting lists for emergency procedures, cancer patients remain untreated. Carte Blanche finds out what’s really behind the province’s oncology crisis.

Producer: Tarryn Crossman
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

Report Card: Deneysville Drowns in Sewage

In a brand new regular segment called Report Card, Carte Blanche returns to previous stories to find out what improvements or changes have been made and to hold those officials in charge personally accountable. This week following three exposés over two years, we head back to Deneysville along the Vaal Dam to investigate whether sewage spills are a thing of the past or worse than ever. Deneysville’s sewage treatment plant was operating way beyond its capacity flooding the Vaal Dam with raw sewage. For months residents kept sending us a steady supply of photographs and videos.  Who will score an F on their report card and fail dismally or perhaps get the thumbs up?

Producers: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg
Presenter: Derek Watts

Knysna Seahorses

The Knysna Seahorse is officially the world’s most endangered seahorse and also South Africa’s only endemic species.  But how are researchers trying to save this iconic animal? Carte Blanche explores the underwater habitat of these reclusive creatures.

Producer: Jason Boswell
Presenter: Derek watts

From Bunny Chows to Medical School

How are the owners of a popular fast food restaurant in Durban linked to the sale of more than just their famous vegetarian bunny chows?  It seems you could pick up a take-away and for another R500 000 you could also buy your child a coveted spot at a prized medical school. Carte Blanche investigates how fraudsters linked to a local university pulled off a clever scheme to not only make fast food, but also a quick buck.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Lady Julia Albu

Driving from Cape Town to Egypt, Lady Julia Albu celebrates 80 years of age by embarking on the ultimate African adventure. In her trusted carriage – a 1997 Toyota Conquest – she will drive through the continent before setting sail across the ocean to England.  Carte Blanche meets this remarkable adventurer.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Derek watts
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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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