Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 8 July 2018

M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 8 July 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



State Hospital Crisis

The Health Ombudsman says the Public Healthcare System is “in crisis”, the Minister of Health says it’s only “distressed” but doctors on the ground say the situation is so dire that State hospitals are becoming death traps. As healthcare workers at provincial hospitals in Mpumalanga struggle to fulfil their daily duties, patients referred for specialist care at Gauteng’s hospitals suffer distress, neglect and treatment delays due to a lack of equipment. Amid dilapidated infrastructure, a lack of management, rampant corruption and administrative overspending, Carte Blanche investigates the real state of public healthcare.

Producer: Mart-Marie Faure
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
Researchers: Siniketiwe Hlanze and Sinethemba Nogude

Tik Horror

From violent bursts of anger, attacks on family members and serious destruction to property, living with a “Tik” or crystal methamphetamine addict can be a nightmare, but for any parent, killing your own child is an unthinkable act. For Sedick Abrahams however it became a reality when he stabbed his Tik addicted son to death during an altercation. His son Clinton had been using the drug for over a decade – which often triggered dangerous spikes of aggression towards his family. As one of the most addictive drugs in the world, it is tearing families apart and Abrahams isn’t the only parent who’s resorted to killing their child. Carte Blanche explores how this drug continues to destroy communities.

Producer: Michael Duffet
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Luxury Vehicle Ponzi Scam

How did a car dealer sell luxury vehicles to people who could never afford them? Carte Blanche investigates how one high-end car dealer had hundreds of people fooled with a bogus cash-back dealer-assist investment scheme linked to a non-existent oil company in Dubai. Now his clients have been left stranded, and in debt, to pay off these expensive vehicles.

Producer: Kate Barry
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Researcher: Laura Byrne

SA Drone Technology

There’s fierce competition in the ever-expanding world of high-tech drones, but two South African inventions have grabbed international attention. From cleaning our waterways to clever solutions for farming, these drones are no longer just big, expensive toys for digital enthusiasts.  Carte Blanche explores how locally developed technology is helping to improve lives.

Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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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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