Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 19 May 2019

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

Reclaim the City

A political hot potato or media savvy social movement that is redefining how the needs of the poor can be met in city spaces? Hundreds of indigent residents have staged an orderly occupation of prime real estate in Cape Town’s Waterfront precinct and are now calling rooms formerly used as nurses’ residences their home. Carte Blanche meets the social movement Reclaim the City that is forcing the City of Cape Town to find ways to negotiate with them and ensure that prime locations are not only for the wealthy.

Producer: Liz Fish
Presenter: Masa Kekana
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The Great Migration

From medical doctors, engineers to finance specialists – skilled and educated South Africans are packing it all up and heading abroad. With the high crime rate, loss of job security and economic uncertainty thousands are looking for greener pastures and the United Kingdom and Australia seem to be the destinations of choice. But what impact will the loss of these critical skills have on South Africa? And who is coming in from elsewhere to work in SA? Carte Blanche explores the great migration.

Producer: Kate Barry
Presenter: Derek Watts

The SANDF’s Horses

Starving, infected with various diseases and some eating their own faeces, over 25 horses have had to be put down after being in the care of the South African Army Special Infantry Capability Unit at the SANDF’s Potchefstroom base last year. A further 22 horse rescued from the base also had to be euthanised as they were in such bad condition.Carte Blanche investigates why 11 of the 60 horses which the SANDF transferred to another army base in Pretoria have died and we visit some of the surviving horses that have been re-homed, while the NSPCA laid cruelty charges in terms of the Animal Protection Act. We ask whether horses should be entrusted to the army’s care at all.

Producer: Michael Duffett
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

RX Radio: Broadcasting for Children by Children

Eight to 18-year-olds behind a radio microphone, broadcasting live to children – and live-streaming to the world! It’s a world first for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and a novel way for young patients and former patients to tell their own stories to peers who are still admitted to the hospital. Carte Blanche meets the award-winning young RX Radio’s broadcasters who say radio has a therapeutic effect that helps them deal with their chronic conditions and the healthcare they undergo, sometimes for years.

Producer: Annalise Lubbe
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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