car hijacking in south africa
This week Carte Blanche investigates the new crime trend with hijacked vehicles in South Africa.

Imagine having your car stolen, only to get an offer from a policeman to help you buy it back from the very syndicate that stole it from you!

Buy Back Your Hijacked Vehicle

That’s what happened to one unlucky motorist who was forced to fork out thousands of Rands for a chance to have his uninsured luxury vehicle returned, by the very criminals who took it – as some police officers looked on.

This Sunday Carte Blanche investigates a new crime trend that seems to have some of Gauteng’s finest, acting as middle-men for hijackers. (

Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts says: “It’s such a relief when the police tell you that they have found your stolen vehicle. It swiftly turns into a travesty of justice when they tell you that you have to pay thousands of Rands to buy it back from the thieves who stole it!”

You can watch the show on Sunday 22 November in South Africa on DStv Now or stream it overseas in most countries from Tues 24 November if you’re abroad.

Also on Carte Blanche this Sunday 22 November 2020

Ace Magashule – Out of Aces at Last?

It’s been years in the making. Allegations of state capture and undue benefits from shady dealings in the Free State under his watch as premier for close on a decade, ending in 2018. Now ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is out on bail of R200,000 and facing 21 charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering in connection with the notorious R255 million asbestos tender. Former colleagues already revealed damning evidence at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and now his personal assistant has turned state witness. Could charging a member of the party’s top six be a tipping point in the nation’s quest for justice and clean governance? Carte Blanche retraces the journey of one of the country’s most influential political players in his home province. (Producer: Graham Coetzer | Presenter: Masa Kekana)

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now


The Perfect Storm: Eskom Attaches Municipal Accounts in the Free State


Decades of Eskom mismanagement and corruption have culminated in staggering debts for the utility – an existential threat to the South African economy. Simultaneously, local governance has been hollowed out through under-investment, maladministration and corruption. Municipalities are increasingly unable to provide the goods and services people need. Now Eskom is on a drive to get paid by defaulting municipalities, and in the Free State it’s meant attaching councils’ bank accounts. Carte Blanche investigates what that means as salaries and medical aids went unpaid, and service delivery ground to a halt. (Producer: Joy Summers | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now

Illegal Wood Poachers

The summer holidays are nearly here and South Africans love to braai. But do you know where your wood comes from? With the massive demand for firewood seemingly unending – illegal loggers are using the gap to provide bulk-supply to an ever-hungry market. Carte Blanche investigates how wood poaching is rapidly causing devastation to the Magaliesberg mountain range, as the government and locals continue to lose the battle against illegal logging. (Producer: Anina Peens | Presenter: Masa Kekana)

Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now

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Carte Blanche is on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], November 22, 2020, at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00


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