Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 3 December 2017

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 3 December 2017 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



The fight for ANC leadership

The ANC is preparing for its 54th national conference which takes place in December, where the delegates will vote in a new leader. As Jacob Zuma’s time as president of the ANC draws to an end, the scramble for the party’s top position is heating up. With South Africa’s economy on the brink of another ratings downgrade, can the ruling party elect a candidate who will set aside personal ambition for the greater good of the country? Carte Blanche tracks this developing story.

Producer: Graham Coetzer
Presenter: John Webb
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Farming in the Western Cape

Farmers are facing a tough battle against the drought in the Western Cape. Factories are closed, trucks are parked and seasonal workers are sitting at home. If farmers don’t get help soon, the recovery could take years.  Carte Blanche asks: What will the impact on the economy really be if the rains don’t come, and alternative plans don’t succeed?

Producers: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Marzanne van den Berg
Presenter: John Webb

Eskom on Edge

As Eskom teeters on the edge of bankruptcy, what are the executives at Megawatt Park doing? So far there have been some explosive allegations at the Parliamentary inquiry on state-owned enterprises and last week President Zuma was implicated by a former chairperson of the board. But despite reports of attempted bribery to collapse the inquiry, Advocate Vanara pressed on, leading MPs through the mists of Eskom scandals. This week former CEO Brian Molefe was in court defending his R30 million payout and Matshela Koko’s disciplinary draws to a close in the wake of ratings agencies downgrading Eskom.

Producer: Joy Summers
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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50 Years of Heart Transplants

On the 3rd of December 1967, Professor Chris Barnard did the seemingly impossible – successfully performing the world’s first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and in the process, placed the South African medical fraternity on the global map.  Since that day, thousands of people have received the gift of a new heart. Fifty years on, Carte Blanche celebrates this seminal moment in medical history.

Producer: Diana Lucas
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: