You can watch Carte Blanche on Sunday 23 January in South Africa on DStv Now or stream it overseas in most countries from 25 January if you’re abroad. Here’s a breakdown of this week’s offerings from the current affairs show:
What happened in the final days and hours of Martin Kennedy’s life? A fit and physically strong young man, Kennedy suffered a psychiatric breakdown and was admitted to a specialised psychiatric hospital in Cape Town. Within weeks of his hospitalisation, Kennedy was dead – allegedly at the hands of a fellow patient. But why has the family been closed out of the ongoing investigation? (Producer: Liz Fish | Presenter: Masa Kekana)
Presenter Masa Kekana says: “When you send your loved one to a psychiatric hospital for much-needed help, you do so out of love and deep concern. The last thing you would expect is that your vulnerable loved one could be harmed – or worse, murdered…”
What happened to 34-year-old Martin Kennedy? Admitted to a psychiatric hospital to stabilise his medication and, two weeks later, he is dead… Months on, the family still awaits answers. @MasaKekana investigates Sunday on 90 minutes of #CarteBlanche. #MentalHealth pic.twitter.com/NHOVxgbFek
— Carte Blanche (@carteblanchetv) January 19, 2022
She appears on the frontlines as the champion of several underdog causes. From assisting drought-stricken farmers, to protesting for human rights – she uses highly charged campaigns to entice her dedicated followers to open their hearts and their wallets. Now, Carte Blanche investigates claims that Debbie Els is in fact a serial opportunist, milking the limelight and people’s good intentions for her own personal gain. (Producer: Stenette Grosskopf | Presenter: Derek Watts)
Watch the show overseas | Watch in SA on DStv Now
Versatile, affordable and available in a dazzling array of gemlike colours, gin tops the growing craft spirits movement as the new “it” drink. Increasingly, brands are slugging it out to make it big in an influencer-driven industry. And they don’t come much bigger than elephants and their equally impressive dung. Carte Blanche joins the forage for the unconventional main ingredient in a proudly South African export product. (Producer: Ntokozo Sindane | Presenter: Claire Mawisa)
— Carte Blanche (@carteblanchetv) January 20, 2022
Born with Achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, Casper is an otherwise happy baby. Every day, he’s injected with a drug that could change his life… Since birth, he’s been part of a global clinical trial of a drug that might boost growth in children born with dwarfism. Dateline Australia explores the controversy that’s erupted around the trial that has the short stature community deeply divided. (Producer: Dateline, SBS Australia)
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 , 23 January 2022 at 19:00 & & again on M-Net Plus 1  at 20:00
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