Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 27 August 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 27 August 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



COJ Billing Blunders II

For years, the City of Johannesburg’s rates, water and electricity billing system has been in absolute chaos. Residents were frustrated by exaggerated estimates, incorrect readings and system errors but three months ago, the municipality – under a new local government – promised that it would finally resolve the City’s outstanding billing issues.  Carte Blanche returns to examine whether those promises have been fulfilled.

Producer: Stenette Grosskopf
Presenter: Derek Watts


3D printing is the new buzzword in manufacturing. Initially just a toy for hobbyists and a tool for prototyping, it’s now increasingly used for final-part production, especially in high-value, low-volume industries like aerospace – and South Africa is at the cutting edge. Carte Blanche meets the team behind Aeroswift, which is 3D printing titanium aeroplane parts – and AHRLAC, the locally designed and developed plane flying them.

Producer: Laura Byrne
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Report Card: FNB Heists

In February this year, robbers raided several FNB bank vaults making off with assets worth hundreds of millions of rands. Now the bank is offering to settle and in some cases for a fraction of the value of the items stolen. This week, our Report Card tackles how the bank is reimbursing some of the victims and whether the Hawks are any closer to shutting down this syndicate.

Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
Presenter: Derek Watts
Researcher: Sinethemba Nogude

Transport Crook

It’s an easy con – pull in the deals, get subcontractors to do all the work, pocket the big bucks and disappear without paying.  That’s how one middleman in the transport industry almost got away with stealing millions from transporters. Carte Blanche tracks down this elusive scamster.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Andile Ndlovu

From the dance halls of Soweto, to centre stage at the Washington Ballet, Andile Ndlovu’s got magic in the tips of his toes and he’s dancing his way into the hearts of ballet aficionados. Now, almost a decade since we first met Ndlovu, who left South Africa in 2008 to pursue a career as an international ballet dancer, Carte Blanche catches up with him in New York City.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Researcher: Laura Byrne

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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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