Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 16 July 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 16 July 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Emergency Medical Services in Crisis

When your life is on the line, you call emergency medical services and hope for proficient, skilled care on the spot. In 80% of emergencies, patients rely on the care of basic life support practitioners, who have generally qualified through 4-week short courses, which government says are not up to the professional standards required. But new regulations will signal the end of short courses and EMS practitioners will be forced to complete formal degrees of up to 4 years. This has sparked fears that it will result in an  even bigger shortage of advanced life-support practitioners. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Claire Mawisa

Airport Heists Follow Up

Three weeks ago Carte Blanche revealed how alleged spotters work within the airport to identify travellers with high value goods before following them and robbing them on their way home. Since then there have been three so-called follow-home robberies, one hijacking and one truck heist linked to the OR Tambo airport. Police minister Fikile Mbalula has assured the public that security measures have been sharpened and tactical teams put in place. But when will we see actual results?

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

Spinach Leaf Hearts

Scientists in the US have found a remarkable way to use spinach leaves to build working human heart muscle, which could provide a solution to repair damaged organs. By stripping the cells of the leafy greens, the clear cellulose structure which remains, has the potential to mimic human tissue – perfect for a new heart. Carte Blanche explores this extraordinary research.

Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Johnny Clegg: The Final Bow

He’s delighted fans with music for the ages and now after almost forty years of international tours; Johnny Clegg is hanging up his mic. The celebrated musician takes to the stage for his final world tour, as he bids farewell to his illustrious career.  Carte Blanche meets one of South Africa’s favourite sons.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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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.

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