This week on Carte Blanche: 5 February
Rugby players’ concussions; thousands of flamingo chicks at risk; and the explosive testimonies heard at the Zondo Commission are some of the issues in the spotlight in this week’s episode.
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A concussion is a dangerous head injury and in rugby, high tackles can have a devastating outcome. Despite World rugby tightening regulations around tackling and contact to the head, concussion rates are still high. Now Springbok, Pat Lambie’s early retirement after several serious concussions has rugby fans and sports specialists abuzz. Can more be done to make the sport safer? (Producer: Liz Fish; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »
For years, thousands of parents have chosen to take their children out of mainstream public and private schools, for the benefit of learning and teaching at home. Now a new bill could change the face of home education, giving the state more power to dictate how homeschooling should be done. Carte Blanche explores this changing landscape. (Producer: Annalise Lubbe; Presenter: Claire Mawisa). Watch now »
Explosive testimony at the Zondo Commission on State Capture has lifted the lid on gross corruption and bribery, lining the palms of influential politicians and the blocking of police investigations, while filling the coffers of Bosasa. Carte Blanche speaks to the man who’s laid the rot bare – Angelo Agrizzi. (Producer: Nicky Troll; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender). Watch now »
In a heart-rending show of compassion and solidarity, people from all walks of life have come together to save what is left of thousands of flamingo eggs and chicks at Kamfers Dam outside Kimberley. Carte Blanche unpacks the perfect storm of soaring summer temperatures, crippling drought and failing municipal sewage infrastructure that caused the ecological disaster that has seen flamingo eggs dry out and chicks abandoned on their nests. (Producer: Stenette Grosskopf; Presenter: Claire Mawisa). Watch now »
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