Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 15 May 2022

The Celeb and the Crypto Scheme

A story about the lure of celebrity and the deceptive façade of success… Loyal listeners to a national radio station responded to an advert promising huge returns in a cryptocurrency scheme. The man at the helm, a beloved drive-time radio host, and his millionaire business partner won the trust of several wishful investors. Wholly untrained in personal finance management or the pitfalls of digital trading, several investors left their jobs, cashed in their pensions and savings policies, and even took out bank loans to invest in the glittering scheme. But for at least 140 people the man they trusted to guide them through the crypto maze appears to have been little more than a confidence trickster. Carte Blanche investigates how hundreds of thousands of rands have vanished, along with the guy who promised to triple investments.

Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli

False Positives

Beware if you are the designated driver – you may want to think twice about downing an energy drink or medicating for a nagging cough. Even eating bread or following the keto diet can land you in trouble if traffic police stop you for a breathalyser. But as distressing as a roadside alcohol test can be, the real risk is for disenfranchised employees in the workplace where shortfalls in legislation regulating the use of screening tests could leave them jobless. Carte Blanche heads to a science lab to test how easy it is to trick a breathalyser into giving false positive results.

Producers: Jana Marx & Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Claire Mawisa

From Boetie to Hollywood Baddie

Boetie first went to the border, and then to Hollywood. Actor Arnold Vosloo has become a household name, not only here but worldwide. With more than 90 appearances on the big and small screen, including blockbusters like The Mummy movie franchise, and a role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond, there is no doubt that Vosloo has become a local legend in his own time. Despite global fame, Vosloo’s love for South Africa remains firmly in place, having returned home to film two productions in the past five years. Two legends meet this Sunday when Derek Watts catches up with the Hollywood star.

Producer: Hein Kaiser | 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/

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