Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 6 December 2020

Sunday 6 December 2020 at 19:00
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I N V E S T I G A T I O N S  

A Poisonous Pesticide

One night in a quiet suburban complex in Port Elizabeth, Selina and Stanton Ingram spent the evening together with their children, twelve-year-old Tammy and seventeen-year-old Matthew. Little did they imagine that this would be the last time they would be together as a family. Just a few hours earlier, another apartment in their complex had been fumigated for Borer beetles using a highly toxic pesticide. The gas spread and the unsuspecting family became violently ill. Doctors were unable to save the lives of the two children from the deadly poison. Now their family is demanding answers. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides | Presenter: Derek Watts

The Funeral Cover Rip-Off

A dignified send-off – that’s what most people want when the time comes to bury their loved ones. So much so that in South Africa millions of people pay monthly premiums towards funeral cover, to ensure that they can do just that. But what happens when a trusted funeral policy provider takes their clients’ money and then fails to provide the adequate legal cover that the premiums should guarantee? Carte Blanche headed to KwaZulu-Natal to investigate.

Producers: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Masa Kekana

COVID-19 Impact: Tourism in ICU

In late March, room service came to a sudden halt, leisurely night drives through the bush abruptly ended, tourists were turned away and the gates of every hotel and game reserve closed – indefinitely. The months wore on and the tourism industry began to shed thousands of jobs and billions of Rands in revenue. Now the borders have been re-opened, inviting international tourists to come back to South Africa, but as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc, can the lifeblood of the economy be resuscitated? Carte Blanche investigates. 

Producer: Joy Summers | Presenter: Claire Mawisa

T H E  W E I R D  &  W O N D E R F U L   

Human Evolution

Stronger, faster, smarter human beings? Many believed that evolution in homo sapiens had stopped in its tracks hundreds of thousands of years ago.  Now new research shows that our species, is not only highly intelligent, but that we are constantly evolving.  

Producer: Eugene Botha | 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. Catch him on Twitter: And IMDb: