Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 2 March 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 5 March 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Water Rights

The 1998 Water Act gives life to the concept of sharing water fairly. But, almost two decades later it seems the country’s water is still divided up according to ancient water laws. Carte Blanche travels to the Lemoenshoek Valley near Barrydale where a seven-year feud between farmers and downstream water users has caused deep rifts within the community. Who has the law on their side and does exercising your right to water mean you don’t have to worry about downstream users?

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg
Presenter: Derek Watts
Watch the trailer

Baboon Killings

It’s alleged that, since 2008, over 4000 baboons have been killed to reduce the destruction of pine plantations in Mpumalanga. Businesses claim it’s necessary because baboons are causing millions of Rands worth of damage, while on the other hand, conservationists are calling for an immediate ban on the killing of baboons. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
Researcher: Sinethemba Nogude

Hospital Neglect

A mother spends three days in the waiting area of a public hospital with a desperately ill toddler, while – at another academic hospital – nurses are caught sleeping while babies lie unattended. Why are the country’s most vulnerable still deprived of adequate healthcare? Carte Blanche uncovers severe negligence at two Gauteng public hospitals.

Producer: Johann Botha
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

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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: Instagram: IMDb:

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