Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 21 November 2021

Held for Ransom: Watch Carte Blanche, this Sunday 21 November 2021 at 19:00, only on M-Net

I N V E S T I G A T I O N S     

Derek Watts: “A kidnapping is a heartless act that leaves a family traumatised, helpless and confused. Add a specialist cop demanding a bribe to find the victim, and the loved ones must lose all faith in the law and humanity.” 

Held for Ransom  

Kidnappings for ransom are becoming an all too common occurrence in South Africa. In Limpopo, four brothers were recently abducted on their way to school by masked gunmen, and returned unharmed three weeks later. Now, as criminals become more brazen, Carte Blanche investigates how a senior police kidnappings investigator also demanded a handsome payment from a victim’s family for simply doing his job.    

Producer: Graham Coetzer | Presenter: Derek Watts 

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The Green House Effect    

A cutting-edge custom design, completely off the grid and built in no more than 12 weeks: that was the vision sold by the developer of environmentally-friendly homes. But once the money was in, some unsuspecting buyers were left out of pocket, homeless and furious. Carte Blanche investigates.  

Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli 

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R E P O R T A G E       

Majuba’s White Elephant  

It took Eskom six years and R8 billion to construct a railway line to one of its largest power stations, Majuba in Mpumalanga. But the line has never been used and now vandalism and alleged sabotage have rendered it unusable. So, why does Eskom claim the problems at Majuba have been resolved?  

Producer: Anina Peens | Presenter: Masa Kekana  

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S P O R T S     

Sports in a Bubble  

Playing for a national team like the Springboks or the Proteas means constantly performing in a high-pressure environment, often spending months away from home. So imagine having to do that inside a bio-secure bubble, cut off from a world grappling with the impact of the Covid pandemic.  Now, researchers are analysing how these measures are impacting the performance and mental health of some of our top sports stars.  

Producer: Julian Sun | Presenter: Masa Kekana

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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: