Derek Watts, Devi Naidoo and Bongani

We're bringing you the stories to look out for this Sunday on Carte Blanche on M-Net on DStv.

Don't miss this week's episode of Carte Blanche where the team chat to Stephen McGown on his six year ordeal and then they investigate the rise of cargo theft. Watch Carte Blanche on Sunday 10 December 2017 at 19:00 on M-Net and again on M-Net Plus 1 at 20:00 and streaming on DStv Now

Stephen McGown

It was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime – the ultimate motorcycle ride across Africa. Instead, it turned into almost 6 years of hell at the hands of al-Qaeda. Kidnapped, chained and constantly fearing for his life, Stephen McGown clung to the hope of being reunited with his family and was finally released in August. In his first in-depth television interview, he opens up to Carte Blanche about his terrifying ordeal.

Producer: Mart-Marie Faure

Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender


Lion Mama

In rural communities, sexual assaults are prevalent and women are desperately vulnerable. So what happens when an Eastern Cape mother defends her daughter against three armed rapists, killing one of the attackers? Self-defence or an unlawful killing? Carte Blanche untangles the issues.

Producer: Tarryn Crossman

Presenter: Claire Mawisa


Cargo Theft

The N2 between KZN and the Eastern Cape has become a treacherous route. Violent looters target moving trucks, ripping cargo off the back of the trailer and within minutes, making off with millions of Rands worth of goods. It’s costing the economy billions, so why has nothing been done to stop the looting? Carte Blanche exposes this growing trend.

Producer: Nicky Troll

Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender


Two Dads, Three babies

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and two fathers raising triplets are turning the traditional notion of a nuclear family on its head. As same sex parenting and surrogacy become more visible, the world is adapting to more modern family units and South Africa isn’t far behind. Carte Blanche explores these changing dynamics.

Producer: Ben Dwork  

Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

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