Chris Bertish Carte Blanche
Celebrating Chris Bertish on Carte Blanche this Sunday.

We all need some good news in South Africa, and this Sunday on Carte Blanche, the show will be celebrating Capetonian Chris Bertish. Chris is the ultimate waterman. From surfing death-defying waves to paddling solo 4500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, he has set several world-first paddle records. And he has an exciting – and dangerous – new challenge in his sights… see more below.

You can watch Carte Blanche on Sunday 28 November in South Africa on DStv Now or stream it overseas in most countries from 30 November on Showmax International if you’re abroad.

Conquering the Mighty Pacific  

Chris Bertish Carte Blanche
Chris Bertish. Image Credit: youtube

Chris Bertish’s next groundbreaking goal is to wing foil from California to Hawaii in the United States, harnessing the wind to power his adventure across the Pacific – all in aid of conservation awareness (including climate change) and to raise money for Operation Smile.

From a skinny little kid growing up in Cape Town, and learning from his father how to sail just about every type of craft, Chris proved that the impossible can be done – paddling one stroke at a time across the wild Atlantic Ocean, unsupported, reaching his destination after 93 gruelling days and 6,000 km.


Chris Bertish pushed through to prove that we are stronger than we realise and nothing is impossible if we take it one stroke at a time. Join us as  @DerekWatts  follows him on this inspiring windsurfing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean.
Chris Bertish pushed through to prove that we are stronger than we realise and nothing is impossible if we take it one stroke at a time. Join Carte Blanche as @DerekWatts follows him on this inspiring windsurfing adventure across the Atlantic Ocean.

Carte Blanche also talks to Chris’ close friend Darren Robertson, who admits that when Chris set off from Morocco they discussed that it could be the last time they saw each other, but “he was at peace with that”.

(Producer: Annalise Lubbe | Presenter: Derek Watts)

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Also on Carte Blanche this Sunday 28 November

INVESTIGATIONS

Eggs and Flies

Why would a business that prides itself on producing its popular brand of eggs, at affordable prices and to the highest standards, face calls to close down its facility? Matters are coming to a head between the listed JSE company that supplies eggs to some of our largest retailers and their neighbours in Hekpoort outside Johannesburg. Residents accuse the company of being a bad corporate citizen and creating a plague of flies that is destroying the surrounding businesses. Carte Blanche investigates.(Producer: Joy Summers | Researcher: Laura Byrne | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli) 

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Stealing from SASSA 

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Is it a perceived culture of impunity or growing lawlessness that made one dodgy broker think she could get away with skimming SASSA money? The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) sustains over 3,7 million qualifying pensioners – a critical lifeline for those who need it. Carte Blanche investigates the implications when one woman sets up an illegal SASSA agency, pushing through government old-age grants for a fee. The beneficiaries? Financially stable elderly people who cheat the system to line their pockets with taxpayer resources. (Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

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VIP Funerals Under Fire  

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Some of South Africa’s best-known citizens have found a final resting place in Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery, and their funerals can draw massive crowds. Often, ceremonial gun salutes are fired in their honour – especially in the case of military veterans and ANC VIPs. Increasingly, residents in surrounding suburbs are forced to run for cover as stray bullets, allegedly from these funerals, rain down on their neighbourhood and homes. Carte Blanche takes up the inquiry as an elderly resident, who lives more than a kilometre away, ended up getting seriously injured by a random bullet during one of these burials. (Producer: Sophia Phirippides | Researcher: Tony Beamish |Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

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