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By Faeza
01 November 2015

Haemorrhaging Gauteng Health

Seven-year-old Nonjabulo Mavimbela was left brain-damaged and cerebral palsied after a misdiagnosis of TB-meningitis when she was almost two years old. After years of drawn-out litigation she was awarded R13.1- million. Over the past five years, taxpayers have forked out a total of R544-million in damages to compensate many victims of medical negligence like Nonjabulo. With current claims against the Gauteng Health Department at R10-billion, Carte Blanche investigates a health system seemingly failing its patients.

Producer: Esté de Klerk

Researcher: Jean-Emile Jammine

Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

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Teen Suicide

With end-of-year exams underway, could your teenager perhaps be giving you tell-tale signs of depression? One in five South African teenagers has considered suicide and experts warn that young people are under increasing pressure to perform. Parents of teens who took their lives and teens who have attempted suicide reveal the critical signs parents should look out for to prevent such desperate actions. Carte Blanche asks – is anyone listening to our youth?

Producer: Jane Lipman

Presenter: Bongani Bingwa

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Mutant Game

A chocolate springbok for R2.4-million or a white-flanked impala for R1.2-million? Breeding colour variants of indigenous buck is big business for industry and proving to be highly lucrative compared to traditional game farming. Auctioned for tens of millions, the increasing availability of colour-variant game seems to indicate a growing market for unusual wildlife. But these animals are hardly bred for hunting trophies or meat. Could selective breeding practices be detrimental to sensitive ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation as a whole? Carte Blanche investigates.

Producers: Anna-Maria van Niekerk and Annalie Potgieter

Presenter: John Webb

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Trade In Exotic Pets

Exotic animals like arctic foxes, monkeys and snakes make popular suburban pets. Some of these rare animals fetch big bucks in the trade, making breeding, importation and wild capture a lucrative business. But who pays the ultimate price? Carte Blanche investigates the pet shops and breeders who keep this multi-million rand industry alive.

Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein

Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender

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Watch Carte Blanche on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 1 November 2015 at 19:00