Fri 28 Aug 2015, 12:10
Watch the extended 90 minute broadcast.
This week’s edition of Carte Blanche is a special extended 90 minute broadcast. This is due to the fact that Gone Girl, the Sunday night movie, contains complex and mature themes and will thus only be screened at 20:30. Moreover, this is a celebratory episode of Carte Blanche, since it’s the show’s 27th birthday! Since its inception on M-Net in 1988, Carte Blanche has become the longest running show on the channel, and M-Net wishes the award-winning Carte Blanche team a very happy birthday.
This week’s line-up:
An extended 90 minute broadcast, Sunday 30 August at 19:00 on M-Net & M-Net HD (101).
SA’s Nuclear Future
South Africa’s government is forging ahead with its ambitions to acquire nuclear energy and wants the first reactor online by 2023. While the Department of Energy wants to finalise a strategic partner by the end of the year and has signed framework agreements with the Russians, the Americans, the Chinese, the French and the South Koreans, the programme remains shrouded in secrecy. Is the project viable? And, what is the true cost? Carte Blanche investigates.
Producer: Joy Summers
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Researcher: Sasha Schwendenwein and Laura Byrne
Exclusive CCTV footage shows the shocking extent to which Zama Zamas are wreaking havoc in the North West province. These illegal miners are better known for descending on abandoned mines to get at any gold remaining underground. But North West police and security forces are no match for hundreds of Zamas, armed to the teeth, nightly pillaging local mine infrastructure above ground. Carte Blanche enters the warzone.
Producer: Graham Coetzer
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
He was South Africa’s most famous stockbroker. A pillar of society, his wealth and influence knew no bounds. But today, billionaire Sidney Frankel stands accused as a paedophile. Seven people have come forward taking Frankel on in court and alleging he sexually assaulted them as young children. Carte Blanche hears their stories and also speaks exclusively to an alleged victim going public for the first time.
Producer: Kate Barry
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Researcher: Laura Byrne and Tony Beamish
Beware the Copier
One of the most serious cyber security threats an organisation faces could come from an unlikely source: the innocuous photocopier in the hallway. It’s the last device most organisations guard against security breaches or think to secure. And, as Carte Blanche reveals, the secrets it holds make it a perfect cyber crime target.
Producer: Eugene Botha
Presenter: Derek Watts
Many would argue that sharing intimate and sexually explicit images through social media and apps, is today part of healthy expression in a loving relationship. But what happens when the relationship ends badly? Over 2000 dedicated revenge porn sites allow people to exact revenge on former partners by posting their exes’ most intimate images or videos online. Carte Blanche talks to victims of so-called Revenge Porn about the traumatic and devastating consequences of this online trend.
Producer: Jo Munnik
Presenter: Claire Mawisa