Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 25 March 2018

M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 25 March 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Life After Esidimeni

The families of the Esidimeni tragedy have been awarded R1.2-million each as compensation for the lives lost in the tragedy. Retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke made damning observations in his arbitration award about the sheer lack of accountability for the lives of patients, saying senior officials had lied, played victim and violated the constitution. Carte Blanche asks: while responsibility has been apportioned, will it improve the state of mental health care services?

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Value Added Tax will be increased to 15% from 1 April 2018. Some say it’s a necessary step to keep the economy on track but others blame it squarely on State capture and corruption. The big question is: with the majority of South Africans living below the poverty line, how will the poor compensate from their already empty pockets?

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Nhlanhla Sehume
Researcher: Siniketiwe Hlanze

The Case against Zuma

After years of delays and obfuscation, it seems Jacob Zuma’s past is finally catching up with him. Armed with a docket of multiple counts of fraud and corruption, the National Prosecuting Authority believes it has a strong case against the former president.  But could Zuma still have a few smart legal cards to play?

Producer: Este de Klerk
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Cam Girls

It’s a lucrative business and many South African women are cashing in. Using their bodies, a webcam and an internet connection, cam girls are combining old methods of stripping with modern technology to make money. Carte Blanche explores the real world of camming.

Producer: Tarryn Crossman
Presenter: Claire Mawisa

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Published 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. Catch him on Twitter: And IMDb:

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