This week on Carte Blanche: 11 Sept
How to hack diabetes and how to make sure your baby grows up to have happy, healthy relationships for the rest of their lives – these are just two of the stories on Carte Blanche this week.
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From revelations of corruption to agonising testimonies of abuse of power and State neglect, South Africa has seen a proliferation of commissions of inquiry and hearings. But years after commissions have sat and recommendations have been written on the Arms Deal, Marikana, on Life Esidimeni and now State Capture, where are the police investigations and prosecutions that must bring accountability? (Producer: Joy Summers; Presenter: Derek Watts; Researcher: Tony Beamish). Watch now »
Living with Type 1 Diabetes requires an endless daily routine of insulin dosing, blood sugar tests and strict carb counting. Upgrades to insulin pumps like the long sought after artificial pancreas system are slow to reach the market so some tech-savvy patients are finding new ways to manage their diabetes. In this growing movement, diabetes patients are using open source hacking and social media, to take control of a potentially fatal disease. (Producer: Laura Byrne; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli). Watch now »
In December 2017, two young women were kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed in Mooinooi in the North West. The police arrested their neighbour and his accomplices and charged them with the crimes. Now exclusive footage obtained by Carte Blanche reveals how the man accused of the brutal murders attempted to hire a hitman to kill state witnesses from inside prison. (Producer: Nicky Troll; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »
From healthy relationships later in life to developing language skills and economic productivity in the adult years – research shows that the first 1000 days of a baby’s life are crucial for their overall wellbeing. A growing body of science in brain development and the impact of external stimuli shows that responsive caregiving and parenting in these early stages can help shape how a child perceives and interacts with the world around them for the rest of their lives. (Producer: Nicola de Chaud; Presenter: Claire Mawisa). Watch now »
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