SA’s Pothole Pandemic
South Africa is drowning in potholes. This year’s summer of heat waves and rain poured the perfect cocktail, cracking up the country's tar roads. Dodging dongas has become the new normal rendering trips to work, school, or hospital treacherous and often deadly. A social media call-out for viewer testimonies yielded over 400 submissions and, even though many South Africans are taking it in their stride with some light-hearted protests and DIY repairs, from far and wide the evidence is stark – potholes signal a dramatic decline of South Africa's infrastructure. Carte Blanche investigates how the country's roads have been allowed to deteriorate and the economic consequences of a decaying road network.