Table Mountain Knife Attacks Coming Up On Carte Blanche This Week

Here are the latest topics due for broadcast on Carte Blanche this Sunday, and available for South Africans living abroad from Tuesday – 6th February 2018 – if you’re a subscriber to Showmax International. (Sign up here.)

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Table Mountain Knife Attacks

Last week yet another hiker was robbed,  stabbed and killed in the Table Mountain reserve, while recently a group of 9 hikers were mugged at knifepoint. Regular visitors are up in arms, saying their security and that of tourists should be ensured. Carte Blanche asks: why has very little been done about the safety of visitors at one of Cape Town’s prime tourist attractions? (Producer: Annalise Lubbe Presenter: Claire Mawisa)

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Bubble Boy

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Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is an illness as scary as it sounds: affected children are born without a functioning immune system, vulnerable to the most common of infections. Ayaan Isaacs has SCID, curable only by bone marrow transplant, but when the search for a donor was only partially successful, his mother Shamaa Sheik turned to an international clinical trial offering ground-breaking gene therapy.  Carte Blanche meets South Africa’s very own ‘bubble boy’. (Producer: Laura Byrne Presenter: John Webb)

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Finding Markus Jooste

Markus Jooste was at the top of his game  –  a multi-millionaire and CEO of one of the biggest companies in the world. Then the massive Steinhoff retail empire came crashing down.  As company shares plummeted, Jooste went into hiding.  Carte Blanche tracks down the man at the centre of the Steinhoff turmoil. (Producer: Mart-Marie Faure Presenter: John Webb)

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Lady Julia Albu’s African Adventure II

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In June last year, Carte Blanche waved farewell to 80-year-old Julia Albu as she embarked on the ultimate adventure – a trip from Cape Town to Egypt in her 1997 Toyota Conquest. It’s been a tough 7 months but she’s made it and so has her beloved car Tracy. Carte Blanche catches up with Lady Julia who relives her remarkable experiences from facing sandstorms in Sudan to spending Christmas in the Nubian desert.(Producer: Diana Lucas Presenter: Derek Watts)

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