Sunday on Carte Blanche: What’s the Way Forward for a Country on the Brink?

Here’s what’s coming up on South Africa’s favourite current affairs show Carte Blanche on Sunday 16 Dec in South Africa. If you’re a South African living abroad – subscribe to Showmax to watch from Tues 18 Dec, and don’t miss out on the 14-day Free Trial.

The State of the Nation 2018

In February Cyril Ramaphosa became the most powerful man in the country. Expectations were high, and the excitement was palpable. A new dawn he promised – but with a weaker economy and billions lost to fraud and corruption, for many South Africans this year there have been more demands on their incomes and less money in their wallets. As the country claws its way back from the brink, Carte Blanche asks: what’s the real state of the nation? what’s the way forward for a country on the brink? (Producer: Chwayitisa Futshane, Presenter: Derek Watts)

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Witch Hunts

It’s a practice based on beliefs dating back hundreds of years, but many people around the world still believe in the existence of witches. In South Africa, these beliefs are as strong as ever, putting the lives of vulnerable women at risk. Persecuted, abused and accused of witchcraft, women who live alone in rural areas around the country, are at higher risk of being hunted down in their own communities by those who believe they’re witches. (Producer: Tarryn Crossman, Presenter: Claire Mawisa)

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Vaults 2120

The world is set to change dramatically over the next 100 years. Futurists predict that our world will be unrecognisable by the year 2100. Vault 2120 South Africa is an international, historical and scientific experiment to create a secure, airtight and watertight underground time capsule. Over time, individuals, companies and institutions will be able to deposit artefacts, documents and personal heirlooms, to be opened by generations to come. Carte Blanche explores the making of vault 2120. (Producer: Stenette Grosskopf, Presenter: Derek Watts)

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Mall Theft

With Jingle Bells playing in malls and tinsel sparkling all over, the festive shopping season is in full swing – and thieves are gearing up for the action too. During the holidays, shoppers are often in a rush and less alert, making them easy targets for criminals who are adapting their modus operandi – using children to do their dirty work. With thousands of people on-the-go in your favourite mall, would you spot the tiny hands of a child, groomed to steal from you? (Producer: Nicky Troll, Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender)

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