Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 17 June 2018

M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 17 June 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



The Hawks: A New Dawn?

Organised crime and corruption is rampant in South Africa and the Hawks, tasked with targeting criminal syndicates and investigating economic crimes, have been accused of being ineffective. Now with a doctorate in law and more than three decades of service in the police force, General Godfrey Lebeya has been appointed as head of this elite crime-fighting unit.  Can the man who was once in the running for the position of Public Protector clean up the rot in one of the most crucial departments of the criminal justice system?

Producer: Este de Klerk
Presenter: Derek Watts
Researcher: Siniketiwe Hlanze
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Making a Difference in Tygerberg

Amidst a crippling infrastructure maintenance backlog at Cape Town’s Tygerberg hospital, the Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust has stepped in to help the hospital’s youngest patients. In April, the Trust with the help of its generous donors, delivered Tygerberg’s first dedicated paediatric operating theatre.

In just ten years, the Campaign has raised over R130-million in funds and an estimated R300-million in kind. The funding has been entirely spent on the delivery of 18 hospital projects in 10 hospitals around the country.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Derek Watts


A new wave of cash-in-transit heists is gripping the country and armed syndicates carrying AK47s in the suburbs, are running the streets. Fed-up security guards are protesting, demanding government intervention, but with 159 CIT robberies already this year, specialised law enforcement agencies seem helpless to put an end to the violent heists.  Carte Blanche investigates why these criminal organisations have become so brazen.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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Stuck in the East ​

No job, no work permit and no money to return home – that’s the nightmare facing 50 South African youths stuck in China. The group, who were individually hired by a dubious recruitment agency to teach English in the East, are now the subject of a criminal investigation after their passports were confiscated because they didn’t have legitimate visas.  Their parents are desperate to get them home, but not even the South African Embassy seems to be able to help. Carte Blanche investigates.​​

Producer: Graham Coetzer
Presenter: Derek Watts

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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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