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Carte Blanche‎ this Sunday: OR Tambo, a smugglers' paradise?

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13 February 2020
With the economy set to grow by less than one percent this year and international monetary bodies warning against the slow pace of reforms – why is President Cyril Ramaphosa saying that South Africa is open for business?
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Remembering Bab’ Joseph Shabalala
With his roots planted deep in South Africa’s rich musical tradition, he confronted the apartheid state and took us onto the world’s stage through the power of song. Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala passed away early this week and with his death comes the end of an era.
Producer: Laura Byrne | Presenter: Claire Mawisa    

 

The President’s Investment Drive
With the economy set to grow by less than one percent this year and international monetary bodies warning against the slow pace of reforms – why is President Cyril Ramaphosa saying that South Africa is open for business? After two years of presidential envoys trotting the globe to woo investors, we take stock of the returns on the president’s investment drive and ask where the hope for South Africa’s sluggish economy will come from.


Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Masa Kekana

 

Miss Universe: Zozibini Tunzi
From Tsolo to the World – since being crowned Miss Universe, South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi isn’t just another ordinary pageant winner. With her electrifying words, demanding that women “take up space” wherever they go, Tunzi is challenging stereotypes and leading the way in the empowerment of women worldwide. Carte Blanche celebrates a woman who’s captivating the world.


Producer: Carol Albertyn Christie | Presenter: Masa Kekana

 

 

ACTION > INVESTIGATIVE

 

Danger in the Deep
Fun-filled family destination or another tragedy waiting to happen? Situated in an old quarry, a popular Cape Town water park has claimed the lives of at least seven people. We investigate whether everything has been done to prevent multiple drownings, and if not, who should be held to account? 


Producer: Kate Barry | Presenter: Derek Watts  

 

A Smugglers Paradise
Luggage runs through the X-ray scanners, a passenger undergoes an intrusive body search and sniffer dogs roam the halls – but despite all these security measures, OR Tambo International has gained a reputation for being a drug smugglers paradise. Carte Blanche investigates why this airport has seemingly become an easy exit point for international mules.


Producer: Ntokozo Miya and Mduduzi Miya | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli    

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