Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 16 September 2018

M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 16 September 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Daveyton Gangs

Earlier this week, Police Minister Bheki Cele released this year’s crime statistics which shed some light on the increase of violent crimes and gangs throughout the country. Daveyton in Gauteng is one such community which has been plagued by dangerous gangsters and brutal murders involving body mutilations. Fed-up with poor policing, the enraged community finally took the law into their own hands, by beating a boy to death and necklacing a suspected teenage gangster. Carte Blanche investigates.

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
|Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
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Lowveld Tourism Under Threat

From the iconic Kruger National Park to breath-taking locations on the Panorama Route, the Mpumalanga Lowveld is one of South Africa’s prime tourism destinations. Just last year, it hosted more than 1,5 million foreign tourists and contributed 54% of the province’s tourism GDP. Now, escalating service delivery protests, with the barricading of key tourist routes, are disrupting the entire industry. Carte Blanche examines the roots of dissatisfaction and asks what is needed to bring tourism in the region back from the brink.

Producer: Stenette Grosskopf
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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Expropriation Without Compensation

After 20 years and R40-billion spent, the government says land reform has taken too long and experts say some redistributed farms have failed. Now, amid a polarising tug of war fuelled by misinformation, rhetoric and fear, government is trying to forge a way forward to address historical injustices through land expropriation without compensation. But what does it mean when land claimants obtain the land, without the business and resources to make it profitable?

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

Zip Zap Circus

When Carte Blanche first told the story of the Zip-Zap circusin 1992, trapeze artist Brent van Rensburg had little more than a ramshackle car, a box of tricks and a dream to create a social circus school where children from all backgrounds would learn the joy of performance together. Now Van Rensburg and his circus have teamed up with the Cape Town Philharmonic for a magical journey through time. To-date, Zip Zap has performed in 20 countries becoming the benchmark for cutting-edge skills development that has seen thousands of students move on to become leaders and professional performers.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Claire Mawisa

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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: