Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 1 July 2018

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



Mohair Goats

South Africa’s Angora goat farmers are hotly disputing the validity of footage which allegedly shows their goats bleating in distress. In an already tenuous job market, a sensational video by an influential animal rights organisation is threatening to close down the mohair wool industry that has survived for over 150 years and ensures the livelihood of around 30,000 people in South Africa. The video has caused several big name fashion brands to withdraw their use of mohair leaving the farmers and the multi-million rand industry in dire straits. Carte Blanche examines the legitimacy of this infamous video.

Producer: Annalise Lubbe
Presenter: Derek Watts

Children Sexting

Sending nude pictures and provocative texts used to be the domain of adults. Now studies show that with the increased access to instant messaging platforms, children as young as ten years old are exchanging explicit content – with each other. The creation and possession of child pornography is a crime and some of these children could also be classified as sexual predators.  Carte Blanche explores this growing trend.

Producer: Carol Albertyn Christie
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

Brutal Legacy

Violence in intimate partner relationships crosses boundaries of wealth and social status. Amid the devastating and ever-spiralling statistics on femicide and a general lack of accountability through the courts, two well-known women shatter the silence that stigma and denial had imposed on them. Carte Blanche scrutinizes how these women were treated by their abusive partners, the police and the courts.

Producer: Joy Summers
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Researcher: Siniketiwe Hlanze
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The Rubber Stamp Duke ​

Outside the British Royal family, being a Duke or Duchess is at the very top of the British aristocratic pyramid and it’s a title that South African Bruce Murray could never have imagined. But the businessman, who runs a humble rubber stamp business in Louis Trichardt, now finds himself at the head of the only private army in Europe, and the 12th Duke of Atholl.  With his historic seat at Blair Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Murray sits comfortably amongst the UK’s upper crust.

Producer: John Webb
Presenter: John Webb
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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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