Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 4 February 2018

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



Table Mountain Knife Attacks

Last week yet another hiker was robbed,  stabbed and killed in the Table Mountain reserve, while recently a group of 9 hikers were mugged at knifepoint. Regular visitors are up in arms, saying their security and that of tourists should be ensured. Carte Blanche asks: why has very little been done about the safety of visitors at one of Cape Town’s prime tourist attractions?

Producer: Annalise Lubbe
Presenter: Claire Mawisa

Bubble Boy

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is an illness as scary as it sounds: affected children are born without a functioning immune system, vulnerable to the most common of infections. Ayaan Isaacs has SCID, curable only by bone marrow transplant, but when the search for a donor was only partially successful, his mother Shamaa Sheik turned to an international clinical trial offering ground-breaking gene therapy.  Carte Blanche meets South Africa’s very own ‘bubble boy’.

Producer: Laura Byrne
Presenter: John Webb
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Finding Markus Jooste

Markus Jooste was at the top of his game  –  a multi-millionaire and CEO of one of the biggest companies in the world. Then the massive Steinhoff retail empire came crashing down.  As company shares plummeted, Jooste went into hiding.  Carte Blanche tracks down the man at the centre of the Steinhoff turmoil.

Producer: Mart-Marie Faure
Presenter: John Webb

Lady Julia Albu’s African Adventure II

In June last year, Carte Blanche waved farewell to 80-year-old Julia Albu as she embarked on the ultimate adventure – a trip from Cape Town to Egypt in her 1997 Toyota Conquest. It’s been a tough 7 months but she’s made it and so has her beloved car Tracy. Carte Blanche catches up with Lady Julia who relives her remarkable experiences from facing sandstorms in Sudan to spending Christmas in the Nubian desert.

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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