Carte Blanche: Meet the Survivors! Plus Property Market in Distress

This week, Carte Blanche gives us an insight into the other side of the Global Pandemic that has caused distress to homeowners and tenants worldwide.

Covid-19 Survivors on Carte Blanche this week
Covid-19 Survivors on Carte Blanche this week

You can watch the show on Sunday 10 May in South Africa on DStv Now or stream it overseas in most countries from Tues 12 May if you’re abroad.

COVID-19: The Property Market in Distress

Already in freefall before the COVID-19 lockdown, the property market has been all but frozen by the temporary closing of the Deeds Office. The unintended consequences have been dire for some homeowners and tenants: double rent payments, an inability to move on pre-agreed dates and logistical nightmares.  Carte Blanche investigates how home sales have been hindered by lockdown restrictions. What will it take to reboot this sector of the economy? (Producer: Julian Sun | Presenter: Claire Mawisa)

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now


Surviving COVID-19

Worldwide, countries are counting their dead and, with over 3 million confirmed global infections, the COVID-19 pandemic has the world in a stranglehold. Studies show that almost 80 percent of patients do pull through, most without any special medical intervention, proving that some bodies can fight back against the virus. Now meet some of the men and women who’ve battled the coronavirus and won. (Producer: Tarryn Crossman | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

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INTO THE WILD 

Virtual Game Drives

It used to be that you had to physically go to a wildlife park for a leisurely early-morning game drive. Now COVID-19 is forcing organisers to think out of the box. From lions to elephants and springboks, game rangers are taking tourists and park visitors to the animals, right in the comfort of their own homes. Carte Blanche takes a virtual drive through the wild side of the global pandemic. (Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Derek Watts)

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INNOVATIONS > DISCOVERIES

Titanium Implants  

Imagine having an acute type of bone cancer, so debilitating you’ll need your pelvis to be scraped and shaped to fit a new prosthesis. But there’s a real problem – off-the-shelf artificial implants for pelvic repair often don’t succeed. But to be mobile again, that’s the only choice you have – at least that used to be the case. Now, using innovative medical techniques, mechanical engineers, designers and orthopaedic surgeons can combine their skills to 3D-print your unique bone structure in medical titanium. Custom-built to fit individual patient needs, these titanium implants are changing the lives of transplant patients. (Producer: Liz Fish | Presenter: Masa Kekana)

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now

The Magic of Helium

Ask any ordinary person what the purpose of helium is and they will probably say it’s to fill party balloons.  It is however one of the world’s most critical gases, an essential component in life-saving technologies like MRIs and CAT scans. But global supplies have been dwindling, until the recent discovery of astonishingly rich helium wells in the Free State. Meet the two investors who now sit on one of the richest helium concentrations recorded globally. (Producer: Diana Lucas | Presenter: Claire Mawisa)

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now

If you’re in SA – you can watch Carte Blanche on DStv Now.

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Carte Blanche is on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], May 10 2020 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00

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