Here’s the line-up of hot topics dominating the headlines in South Africa this week that the Carte Blanche team are tackling this Sunday 21 July.
In memory of the late Johnny Clegg, Care Blanche will have a special episode to celebrate his life ❤️, paying tribute to the legendary musician, songwriter and activist. Best known for some of his iconic hits such as ‘Impi’ and ‘Asimbonanga’ – a song paying homage to Nelson Mandela and other struggle stalwarts of his time – the man fondly known as the ‘White Zulu’ succumbed to pancreatic cancer earlier this week.
As South Africa mourns the passing of yet another musical giant, Carte Blanche remembers a man who embraced, comforted and fought for his compatriots, during a time in this country when it was dangerous to do so. (Producer: Diana Lucas: Presenter: Claire Mawisa)
From your bank account details to your home address – your emails hold a treasure trove of personal information about you and every transaction you make can be traced right back to your electronic signature. Every day in South Africa people transfer and receive funds, using the internet and from the comfort of their own homes – but where there’s money moving, criminals aren’t far behind. Now, by intercepting and impersonating you on your emails, cyber hackers are making off with thousands of rands in fraudulent electronic transfers. Carte Blanche investigates. (Producer: Nicky Troll; Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender)
It’s been a week of legal head-butting and obfuscation in the much-anticipated appearance of former President Jacob Zuma before the Judicial Commission into allegations of state capture led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Claiming he’s the target of a long-standing political conspiracy, the former president raised fresh allegations of a plot to kill him and denied his friendship with the Gupta family had any bearing on government appointments. Carte Blanche examines the importance of this week’s testimony in the bigger political and judicial landscape.(Producer: Sophia Phirippides: Presenter: Derek Watts)
Against the backdrop of South Africa’s soaring crime rate and the outsourcing of safety and security to private companies in suburbia, Carte Blanche gets unprecedented access to the well-organised and notorious Mayitsha group that has become prosecutor, judge and executioner for anyone accused of crime in their Eastern Cape home village – and they claim a startling success rate. Research shows that 3% of South Africans belong to vigilante groups. Can this kind of outsourced justice restore the peace or will it further perpetuate division in a country where citizens are fed up with the high levels of violence. (Producer: Tarryn Crossman; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)
Coming up on 21 July – Vigilante Justice
With SA’s soaring crime rate, the notorious Mayitsha group has become prosecutor, judge and executioner for anyone accused of crime in their EC village – and they claim a startling success rate. @macmoleli reports Sunday on #CartEBlanche pic.twitter.com/e1hspGVZhP
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