Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 15 September 2019

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

Live Animal Exports

Facing prolonged loading processes, poor ventilation, stifling heat and overcrowded quarters, some 65,000 sheep will soon be packed onto a mammoth livestock vessel due in the East London harbour later this month. The livestock will be transported for weeks on the high seas, standing in their own filth, with no space to even lie down. Amid methane gas and ammonia accumulating in the cargo hold, this controversial trade deal between South Africa and the Middle East will eventually see millions of our sheep sent abroad. Carte Blanche investigates the questionable ethics and lack of regulation that have spurred animal welfare organisations to call for an end to the exporting of live animals.

Producer: Stenette Grosskopf
Presenter: Derek Watts
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The Afrikaans word for “stripping bare” – Stroop, is a carefully chosen depiction of the decimation caused by the unrelenting poaching of rhinos for their horns in South Africa, and the name of an unflinching documentary exposing the forces behind the horn trade on two continents. Now feted for their courage and grit, director Susan Scott and on-camera journalist Bonné de Bod gave up their day jobs, cashed in their insurance policies and moved home to live with their mothers, to fund their four-year odyssey into this criminal underworld. With Stroop garnering international accolades, Carte Blanche meets the women who risked everything to bring the story home.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Derek Watts

An Assassin’s Playground

From shootings at fast food drive-thrus and petrol stations, to a hit in the parking lot of a residential complex – criminal underworld assassinations are happening right on our doorsteps. The stakes are high, the going price low and the bodies are piling up in blissful suburbia. Carte Blanche examines the intricate web behind some of South Africa’s organized crime network killings.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Hier Kom Die Bokke

It’s Bokke season! With just days to go, the Rugby World Cup is once again upon us. Since its inception, the Webb Ellis trophy has only ever been won by four countries, and twice by South Africa. Francois Pienaar led the team in the historic ’95 victory and John Smit did it in 2007. Now with a new-look Springbok side, can Siya Kolisi follow in the footsteps of giants and lead the team to victory at the Rugby World Cup?

Producer: Julian Sun
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli

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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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