Carte Blanche Exclusive on South Africa’s Michelin Star Chef, and More

South African Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik is bringing his international culinary expertise back to home soil.

The Michelin Chef

A flourishing international career and the culinary world’s most sought-after accolade – South Africa’s first Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has been living the dream.

His restaurant in France has been awarded the coveted Michelin-star accolade – and retained it for three years running!


Now he’s heading back to the country of his birth, to open a fine-dining eatery in the heart of the Kalahari and an innovative test-kitchen in Cape Town.

Carte Blanche travelled to Nice for a taste of home on the French Riviera. (Producer: John Webb; Presenter: John Webb)  

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Also on Carte Blanche on Sunday 16 June (watch here if you’re in SA) and available to stream from Tues 18 June on Showmax International for South Africans abroad in many countries:

The End of Sex?

From “test tube” to “designer babies” – modern science has been evolving for decades. Now scientists could throw out even the most traditional method of procreation – sex – in favour of creating human sperm and eggs using ordinary skin cells in the laboratory.  An unprecedented medical breakthrough which would mean that even those men and women who are unable to produce their own sperm or eggs, can still become parents.  Carte Blanche explores this revolutionary innovation. (Producer: Eugene Botha; Presenter: Masa Kekana)

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The Stellenbosch Art Heist

Art Collectors and dealers weave a complex matrix of high-value property that changes hands in private deals and public auctions. Now collectors who are determined to expose a multi-million rand art heist that’s been playing out for two decades in Stellenbosch, take on a prominent gallery owner for promising big but delivering little when it comes to selling their work.  Carte Blanche unravels this artistic web. (Producer: Liz Fish; Presenter: Derek Watts)

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School Yard Blues

It’s a company that listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2017 amid grand promises of affordable private school education. But the dream that the company sold came crashing down for some parents and their children when they realized that the promises didn’t materialize for them. With the company’s own auditors sounding warnings in their financials, Carte Blanche lifts the corporate veil, analyzing the numbers and speaking to former teachers, headmasters and disillusioned parents. (Producer: Joy Summers; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender; Researcher: Tony Beamish)

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