On M-Net & M-Net HD , Sunday 26 May 2019 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1  at 20:00
The post-election dawn has broken with a widely respected Cyril Ramaphosa entrenched by popular vote at the helm of the country. As he constructs his new cabinet from a divided ANC and hammers out its first priorities, how is the president approaching a failing economy, State-sponsored corruption and record-breaking unemployment rates? Carte Blanche examines what the president’s powers and prerogatives are as he grapples with turning the country’s fortunes around.
Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Masa Kekana
Genetically Mapping Medicine’s Future
It’s the future of medicine – using genetic mapping to enable precise and personalised treatment for patients. Researchers in Britain are working on this ambitious project which aims to map the genomes of thousands of participants with cancer and rare diseases and create a new genomic medicine service. Now a team of local specialists from the continent are working hard to ensure Africa isn’t left behind. Carte Blanche tracks this new development in medicine.
Producer: John Webb
Presenter: John Webb
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Off-the-Grid with Stolen Mobile Mast Batteries
Are you planning to combat load-shedding with an off-the-grid solution of solar panels and deep-cycle batteries? Do you think you’ve spotted a bargain for this potentially pricey set-up? Beware of stepping into the clutches of a new criminal network as thieves target mobile network towers for their batteries. Carte Blanche takes to the air in a high-stakes chase with network providers to run down these brazen thieves as we investigate the crime that is getting stolen goods into the homes of unsuspecting consumers
Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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The Proteas’ World Cup Curse
So near and yet so far – that’s the curse that’s haunted the South Africa’s National cricket team at every World Cup for the last twenty seven years. Often accused of “choking”, winning the tournament remains the Holy Grail and wholly unattainable dream for the Proteas. Gary Kirsten, Lance Klusener and Makhaya Ntini are some of the giants of South African cricket who have stood on the battlefield – and lost. Now only days before this year’s contest, Carte Blanche relives the moments of triumph and the depths of despair and asks whether the new crop of players can rewrite history.
Producer: Julian Sun
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.