This week on Carte Blanche: 12 Feb
Learn more about art theft; the modus operandi of a construction company that scams its clients; the highs and lows of living an alternative lifestyle; and how one publishing service company is getting away with underdelivering on its promises.
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Art theft is not a common crime, but when the thieves hit, they hit big – taking expensive paintings and drawings and selling them on the black market. Carte Blanche delves into the criminal underbelly of art theft and reveals why this is one of the most favoured illicit currencies in the world. (Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein; Presenter: Derek Watts; Research: Sinethemba Nogude).
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Would you reject a high-powered job and earning all the money you possibly could, while living in your dream home, in order to follow your inner truth? After years of passing each other like ships in the night, one family opted to reject the confines of society’s expectations by leaving the rat race, packing everyone into a camper van and living life on the open road. (Producer: Tarryn Crossman; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli). Watch now »
For several years, a family-owned construction company now operating from the West Rand has been taking on renovation jobs, demanding 80% deposits and on-site fees for the first day of work… and then disappearing with their clients’ money. Phone calls, emails and letters of demand have gone unanswered. Together with several irate property owners who have been left knee-deep in rubble and thousands of Rands out of pocket, Carte Blanche tracks down the family and confronts them on their modus operandi. (Producer: Sophia Phirippides; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli). Watch now »
In a world of highly competitive new book sales, aspirant writers will go to great lengths to get their words into print and their books on the shelves. Some use publishing service companies to achieve their dreams. But one such company, a Gauteng-based publisher, seems to have pushed his clients just too far with unmet promises and a hefty price-tag that delivers too little. Carte Blanche investigates. (Producer: Michael Duffett; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli; Research: Siniketiwe Hlanze). Watch now »
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