On Carte Blanche this week: 18 Dec
How to stay safe in shopping malls over the festive season plus an investigation into the real state of the nation. This week’s episode comes express to Showmax subscribers living abroad.
Carte Blanche lands on the screens of Showmax subscribers living overseas every Tuesday, express from the M-Net broadcast. Here is what to look forward to in this week’s episode.
In February Cyril Ramaphosa became the most powerful man in the country. Expectations were high, and the excitement was palpable. A new dawn he promised – but with a weaker economy and billions lost to fraud and corruption, for many South Africans this year there have been more demands on their incomes and less money in their wallets. As the country claws its way back from the brink, Carte Blanche asks: what’s the real state of the nation? (Producer: Chwayitisa Futshane; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »
It’s a practice based on beliefs dating back hundreds of years, but many people around the world still believe in the existence of witches. In South Africa, these beliefs are as strong as ever, putting the lives of vulnerable women at risk. Persecuted, abused and accused of witchcraft, women who live alone in rural areas around the country, are at higher risk of being hunted down in their own communities by those who believe they’re witches. (Producer: Tarryn Crossman; Presenter: Claire Mawisa). Watch now »
With Jingle Bells playing in malls and tinsel sparkling all over, the festive shopping season is in full swing – and thieves are gearing up for the action too. During the holidays, shoppers are often in a rush and less alert, making them easy targets for criminals who are adapting their modus operandi – using children to do their dirty work. With thousands of people on the go in your favourite mall, would you spot the tiny hands of a child, groomed to steal from you? (Producer: Nicky Troll; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender). Watch now »
The world is set to change dramatically over the next 100 years. Futurists predict that our world will be unrecognisable by the year 2100. Vault 2120 South Africa is an international, historical and scientific experiment to create a secure, airtight and watertight underground time capsule. Over time, individuals, companies and institutions will be able to deposit artefacts, documents and personal heirlooms, to be opened by generations to come. Carte Blanche explores the making of vault 2120. (Producer: Stenette Grosskopf; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »