Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 28 November 2021

Lords of the Flies: Watch Carte Blanche, this Sunday 28 November 2021 at 19:00, only on M-Net

I N V E S T I G A T I O N S 

 Eggs and Flies 

Why would a business that prides itself on producing its popular brand of eggs, at affordable prices and to the highest standards, face calls to close down its facility? Matters are coming to a head between the listed JSE company that supplies eggs to some of our largest retailers and their neighbours in Hekpoort outside Johannesburg. Residents accuse the company of being a bad corporate citizen and creating a plague of flies that is destroying the surrounding businesses. Carte Blanche investigates.  

Producer: Joy Summers | Researcher: Laura Byrne | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli 

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Stealing from SASSA 

Is it a perceived culture of impunity or growing lawlessness that made one dodgy broker think she could get away with skimming SASSA money? The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) sustains over 3,7 million qualifying pensioners – a critical lifeline for those who need it. Carte Blanche investigates the implications when one woman sets up an illegal SASSA agency, pushing through government old-age grants for a fee. The beneficiaries? Financially stable elderly people who cheat the system to line their pockets with taxpayer resources.  

Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli 

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VIP Funerals Under Fire  

Some of South Africa’s best-known citizens have found a final resting place in Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery, and their funerals can draw massive crowds. Often, ceremonial gun salutes are fired in their honour – especially in the case of military veterans and ANC VIPs. Increasingly, residents in surrounding suburbs are forced to run for cover as stray bullets, allegedly from these funerals, rain down on their neighbourhood and homes. Carte Blanche takes up the inquiry as an elderly resident, who lives more than a kilometre away, ended up getting seriously injured by a random bullet during one of these burials. 

Producer: Sophia Phirippides | Researcher: Tony Beamish | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli 

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C E L E B R A T I O N 

 Conquering the Mighty Pacific   

Capetonian Chris Bertish is the ultimate waterman. From surfing death-defying waves to paddling solo 4500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, he has set several world-first paddle records. His next groundbreaking goal is to wing foil from California to Hawaii in the United States, harnessing the wind to power his adventure across the Pacific – all in aid of conservation awareness and to raise money for Operation Smile.   

Producer: Annalise Lubbe | 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: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/