This week on Carte Blanche: 14 May
From election results to the problem with pedigreed dogs, no stone is left unturned and no big story is left unreported by the Carte Blanche team.
Battered and bruised, the campaign trail took its toll on political parties that traversed the country trying to move the needle during this year’s national elections. By Tuesday the electorate still seemed confused and millions of votes were up for grabs. By Thursday, the die was cast. But in the final tally, will South Africans’ votes result in more than coalitions and compromises? Carte Blanche analyses the country’s sixth democratic elections. (Producer: Ntokozo Miya; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli). Watch now »
Hundreds of endangered baby turtles wash ashore on the Cape West Coast every year and only a few lucky ones that are rescued and taken to the Two Oceans Aquarium will make it. Carte Blanche meets the aquarium’s team of young marine biologists that has developed a special bond with turtles and nurtures them back to health before releasing them back into the oceans, tracking their movements with the help of satellite tagging. (Producer: Annalise Lubbe; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »
Being mobility-impaired is a life-changing experience, and besides a wheelchair, physically disabled people often need other equipment to keep them mobile and active. But some of Durban’s wheelchair-bound residents have been left frustrated and out of pocket after they paid over thousands of Rands for mobility aids, like pool and car hoists, to a trusted supplier. Now they want their money back. Carte Blanche investigates. (Producer: Jacqui Jayamaha; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender). Watch now »
They’re cute, from a distinguished bloodline and they fetch a hefty price tag. But with selective breeding for specific and special traits, are pedigreed puppies really healthy? Carte Blanche investigates a breeding industry that has created dogs with chronic illnesses and health problems passed on from litter to litter – costing you thousands in vet bills. (Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender). Watch now »
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