[PODCAST] On the Couch with Cape Talk

20 February 2024
Join Carte Blanche on Cape Talk every Monday between 13:00 and 15:00 as we sit down on the Cape Talk Couch for a quick chat about our latest stories.
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Want to know more about what it takes to put together a Carte Blanche story? Every Monday, between 13:00 and 15:00, the Carte Blanche team sits down with the Cape Talk crew to talk about some of the behind-the-scenes events, research processes, and some of the content that didn't make it to the small screen. 

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Knysna, once the jewel of the Garden Route, is on the brink of collapse. Years of mismanagement, poor service delivery and a failing municipal council have torn at the fabric of what was once a seaside haven. But it’s not just on the streets that the crisis is visible: The Knysna estuary, the most biodiverse in the country, is now under serious threat from the failure of water treatment in the adjacent town. While the rot set in some time ago, a change in the local administration to an ANC-led multi-party coalition appears to have accelerated the town’s decline over the past year. As Knysna faces bankruptcy, Carte Blanche investigates what caused the downfall of one of the country’s most celebrated tourist destinations.

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