On Carte Blanche this week: 19 September
Weekly episodes of Carte Blanche land on Showmax for our subscribers abroad within 48 hours of the SA broadcast. Here are this week’s stories.
Here’s what our overseas subscribers can look forward to in this week’s episode of Carte Blanche, which comes to Showmax fresh from the M-Net broadcast in SA.
It’s been days since parts of the Johannesburg inner city were plunged into darkness after a cable theft syndicate struck, making off with 6 kilometres of copper cables from underground tunnels. The electricity power outages put a grinding halt to businesses and left thousands of residents fed up. It’s estimated that damages will amount to around R240 million, but it’s small enterprises and big corporates that will really feel the losses. What’s the real cost to Johannesburg’s struggling economy? Watch now »
(Producer: Sophia Phirippides; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli; Researcher: Sinethemba Nogude)
Poultry farms look like toxic waste sites; workers wear safety gear and have to go through several decontamination chambers before entering and leaving the farms. Bird flu strain H5N8 has struck and it’s the most deadly bird flu virus to hit the commercial poultry industry. For smaller players like duck farmer Leon Groeneveld, this outbreak has been crippling. Carte Blanche asks: what does the future hold for the already embattled poultry industry? Watch now »
(Producer: Liz Fish; Presenter: Derek Watts)
For many people, catching a flight to Cape Town or Durban is an everyday experience but for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Volunteer pilots from around the country are participating in an extraordinary initiative to take hundreds of children on their first flight and inspire a generation of youngsters to reach for greater heights. Carte Blanche joins the Children’s Flight. Watch now »
(Producer: Ben Dwork; Presenter: Claire Mawisa; Researcher: Laura Byrne)
Do note: Carte Blanche line-ups are subject to change. Stories can be viewed at www.carteblanche.co.za.
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