Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 23 January 2022

I N V E S T I G A T I O N S
  
Masa Kekana: “When you send your loved one to a psychiatric hospital for much-needed help, you do so out of love and deep concern. The last thing you would expect is that your vulnerable loved one could be harmed – or worse, murdered…”
 
Valkenberg Murder Mystery
What happened in the final days and hours of Martin Kennedy’s life? A fit and physically strong young man, Kennedy suffered a psychiatric breakdown and was admitted to a specialised psychiatric hospital in Cape Town. Within weeks of his hospitalisation, Kennedy was dead – allegedly at the hands of a fellow patient. But why has the family been closed out of the ongoing investigation? 
Producer: Liz Fish | Presenter: Masa Kekana
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Trick or Treat?
She appears on the frontlines as the champion of several underdog causes. From assisting drought-stricken farmers, to protesting for human rights – she uses highly charged campaigns to entice her dedicated followers to open their hearts and their wallets. Now, Carte Blanche investigates claims that Debbie Els is in fact a serial opportunist, milking the limelight and people’s good intentions for her own personal gain.
Producer: Stenette Grosskopf | Presenter: Derek Watts
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T A S T E   S E N S A T I O N
 
Simply Ginius!
Versatile, affordable and available in a dazzling array of gemlike colours, gin tops the growing craft spirits movement as the new “it” drink. Increasingly, brands are slugging it out to make it big in an influencer-driven industry. And they don’t come much bigger than elephants and their equally impressive dung.  Carte Blanche joins the forage for the unconventional main ingredient in a proudly South African export product.
Producer: Ntokozo Sindane | Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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E X P L O R A T I O N S
 
Born Small
Born with Achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, Casper is an otherwise happy baby. Every day, he’s injected with a drug that could change his life… Since birth, he’s been part of a global clinical trial of a drug that might boost growth in children born with dwarfism. Dateline Australia explores the controversy that’s erupted around the trial that has the short stature community deeply divided. 
Producer: Dateline, SBS Australia

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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/

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