Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 8 October 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 8 October 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Mayor vs Minister

For two years Mayor Patricia de Lille has been trying to do what she is lawfully obliged to do – provide the cheapest, cleanest electricity to Cape Town residents. She’s approached two Ministers and Nersa but none will give her permission to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, thereby cutting out Eskom. In desperation the Mayor has now gone to court and the City says it will go all the way to the Constitutional Court if it has to. Could this be a game changer if the City wins its case?

Producer: Joy Summers
Presenter: John Webb

Lion Mama

In rural communities, sexual assaults are prevalent and women are desperately vulnerable. So what happens when an Eastern Cape mother defends her daughter against three armed rapists, killing one of the attackers? Self-defence or an unlawful killing? Carte Blanche untangles the issues.

Producer: Tarryn Crossman
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Bush Racing

Bush racing has become a popular underground pastime in which retired race horses are literally raced to their death. It’s a brutal sport run by gangs across the Western Cape for gambling purposes. Carte Blanche asks: why has law enforcement failed to put an end to this cruel sport?

Producer: Annalise Lubbe
Presenter: John Webb
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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: