Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 28 April 2019

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday, 28 April 2019 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

Devastating Floods Wreak Havoc in KZN

It’s been a terrifying few days for hundreds of people in Kwa-Zulu Natal and parts of the Eastern Cape, as heavy rains and flooding have forced them to evacuate their homes. With at least 70 people dead, about 1000 people displaced, collapsed buildings and road closures, emergency services have been stretched to capacity. Now as the storm dissipates, can residents rebuild their stricken communities?

Producer: Stenette Grosskopf
Presenter: Claire Mawisa

The Palm Oil Problem

From soap to chocolate, face cream to fast food, palm oil is versatile and cheap and the most widely used edible oil in the world, despite being high in saturated fats. But internationally, pressure is growing on government and industry to cut out palm oil or switch to certified sustainable sources. Carte Blanche investigates the dubious practices of the palm oil industry, including the destruction of forests in the Far East, dispossession of farmers and threatening of the last orangutans. We speak to South African distributors about what it takes to go sustainable.

Producer & Presenter: John Webb
Researcher: Laura Byrne

Online Loan Scam

Struggling to make ends meet in the current economy, South Africans who have found themselves desperate enough to apply for certain online loans have stepped into a world of pain as they inadvertently end up in a debt spiral, having to pay for services they never asked for, through debit orders they had no idea they were authorising. It’s a nightmare that once begun, can take years to clear up. Carte Blanche confronts the National Consumer Commission about what their investigators have done to help stop the exploitation of the broke and despairing.

Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: Derek Watts

Break-In Alert – Could Your Car be Next?

Every single day cars are targeted by criminals who break the locks and loot the boot of all valuables – but perhaps not just any vehicle – it seems that currently there’s a specific manufacturer of choice. In recent months, owners of certain Ford models have become easy targets and have now taken to social media to voice their concern. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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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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