Coming Up on Carte Blanche: E-Tolls, Saving Burn Victims, Codeine Cocktails & More

This week’s episode of popular South African current affairs show, Carte Blanche, features E-Tolls, Saving Burn Victims, Codeine Cocktail Addiction and an Ermelo Investment Horror. If you’re a South African living abroadsubscribe to Showmax to watch from Tuesday 13 November (14-day Free Trial).

E-Tolls: on the Road Again

During Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s medium-term budget speech, he made it clear that motorists would have no choice but to pay their e-toll accounts. Gauteng however remains defiant and Premier Makhura hit back, saying e-tolls are not part of the future of this province. Meanwhile, summonses for millions of rands are landing on desks across the province. So what happens now? Carte Blanche meets the man who has put up his hand to be the first test case.

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Saving Burn Victims

It’s estimated that in KwaZulu-Natal, around 7000 people suffer life-threatening burn injuries every year. But provincial State healthcare can only treat a few hundred victims every month. Now a new procedure that sprays skin cells and platelet rich plasma onto burn injuries could mean more patients can be treated in a shorter period of time. Carte Blanche explores this game-changing medical treatment.

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Codeine Cocktail Addiction

It’s easy to get, easy to hide and even easier to get hooked on. Codeine-based cough mixtures are the latest source for a high for South African youth. A simple cocktail of cough mixture – which is available over the counter for less than R50 – and a soft drink, makes a dangerous and highly addictive drug that experts describe as a precursor to polysubstance abuse. Carte Blanche investigates the cracks in the system and exposes some of the dodgy pharmaceutical suppliers putting teenagers at risk of a dangerous addiction.

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Ermelo Investment Horror

It’s been ten months since the R290 million crypto-currency investment scheme Love and Let’s Live initially operating from Ermelo, Mpumalanga, collapsed, leaving more than 1300 investors, including pensioners and local business owners in a deep financial crisis. Trading on neighbourly trust and lifetime acquaintances, the company owner promised investors 8% monthly returns which were initially promptly paid out, attracting even more investors. Now the forex trader has fled the country. Carte Blanche uncovers how the scheme collapsed – leaving hundreds of devastated investors behind.

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If you’re in South Africa – you can watch on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 11 November 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00.

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