Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 30 September 2018

M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 23 September 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Crime Statistics: The Story behind the Numbers

From an increase in the murder rate to brazen cash-in-transit robberies – newly released crime statistics paint a grim picture. The latest data even suggests that in some communities, the murder rate rivals that of war torn countries. However, some experts say, these statistics could provide more information to help improve the way the South African Police Service and intelligence units tackle crime.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli

Scaffolding Scam

Construction is vital for South Africa’s economy, but with the theft of scaffolding from building sites, the industry loses around R460-million a year – losses passed on to consumers through increased building costs. Reusable and robust, scaffolding virtually never needs to be replaced unless it’s worn out, become unsafe and can be scrapped. Carte Blanche follows the trail of a 4-year investigation that revealed

a lucrative black market in stolen scaffolding.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Plots, Plans and Political Machinations

The former Premier of the Free State and now Secretary General of the ANC is smart and ambitious. But can Ace Magashule outsmart President Cyril Ramaphosa? Since a purported plot to oust the sitting president – an allegation Magashule and his allies deny – tensions between the two men have escalated. Carte Blanche visits the Free State to examine the legacy left by Magashule.

Producer: Joy Summers
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Journalist: Siniketiwe Hlanze


Is it possible for humans to live forever in a digital form of consciousness?  That’s the question that scientists in the USA have been grappling with and now after years of research, they may finally have unlocked the answer.  By using cutting edge technology, the brain of a worm was catalogued, and uploaded into a computer, and used to programme a small worm robot into mimicking the exact the movements of a real worm.  Scientists now believe that they’re not too far off from preserving the human brain in a digital format.  Carte Blanche explores this revolutionary research.

Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
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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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