On Carte Blanche this weekend: 21 Aug
Carte Blanche comes to Showmax International subscribers’ screens every Tuesday, express from the M-Net broadcast. Here’s what to expect in this week’s episode.
What are Derek, Macfarlane, Devi and Claire investigating this week? Here are the stories in this week’s episode of Carte Blanche.
Illegal Chicken Abattoir
Rats everywhere and blood on the floors – that was the scene in the basement of an apartment building in downtown Johannesburg. It’s under these conditions that hundreds of broiler chickens are slaughtered in this illegal chicken abattoir before they’re packaged and sold to unsuspecting consumers. Carte Blanche joined the Sandton SPCA as it raided the building and rescued these distressed animals. (Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli). Watch now »
Centurion in Gauteng is built on permeable dolomite – now urbanisation, bad drainage and infrastructure have led to 30 sinkholes appearing in this area in the past year. Despite early warnings that the substratum under most of the area is porous, Centurion was developed and now properties are cracking, while others are literally falling apart and threatening the safety of residents. Carte Blanche investigates. (Producer: Mart-Marie Faure; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »
A 10-year-old KZN boy disappears without a trace, a suspect is arrested and charged with trafficking, but almost a month after his abduction, the location of Miguel Louw is still unknown. Experts believe that Miguel’s case isn’t unique and he’s just one of the hundreds of men, women and children, who are taken by human trafficking syndicates and illegally traded on the black market. (Producer: Jacqui Jayamaha; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender). Watch now »
Cyclists at Risk
Could your expensive, state-of-the-art bicycle cost you your life? Recently a leisurely cycle turned into a near death experience for one Johannesburg cyclist, after he was shot and left on the side of the road. But the quick actions of a good Samaritan helped save his life. Exposed and vulnerable, a growing number of cyclists have fallen victim to these violent attacks and the theft of their bicycles. (Producer: Laura Byrne; Presenter: Claire Mawisa). Watch now »
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