Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 29 January 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 29 January 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

Donkeys in Demand

This week’s discovery of more than 5 000 donkey hides in a container in Benoni has shed light on the illegal slaughter and trade in the animals for meat and skin, allegedly by a Chinese syndicate. With hides said to sell for up to R7000 each, Carte Blanche investigates the trade in local donkeys purportedly for use in Chinese medicine, and estimated to be worth millions.

Producer: Kate Barry
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Researcher: Sinethemba Nogude

Safety Deposit Box Heist

How did robbers make off with bank safety deposit boxes and content allegedly worth a whopping R100-million? Carte Blanche investigates the stealthy operation that saw thieves achieve a heist that’s left clients asking just how safe precious valuables are, when stored in bank vaults.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

From Para to Dakar

Ten years ago a motorcycle accident left Joey Evans paralysed from the waist down. He was told he may never walk again. But the determined biker defied pain and disability to compete in the 2017 edition of the legendary Dakar rally. Carte Blanche meets South Africa’s own Dakar hero and the only South African biker to finish the gruelling 9000km journey.

Producer: Laura Byrne
Presenter: Derek Watts

Line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.

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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: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/