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By Faeza
26 July 2015

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 26 July 2015 at 19:00

Oudsthoorn’s on a Knife-Edge

Oudtshoorn is a jewel on the Garden Route. This gateway to the Klein Karoo is also home to the Cango Caves World Heritage Site. But peel back the peaceful veneer, and what’s revealed, is a town held hostage by apparent vested interests and political expedience. Carte Blanche investigates a meltdown of local governance that threatens to devastate one of the country’s top tourism destinations

Producers: Anna-Maria Van Niekerk and Annalie Potgieter

Presenter: John Webb

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Indigo Skate Camp

Skateboarding is an expression of freedom without limits and boundaries. And, for vulnerable rural youth from a Zulu village in the Valley of a 1000 Hills this sport has been life-changing. The Indigo Skate Camp, brainchild of  skateboarding champion Dallas Oberholzer, has taken local rough diamonds and polished them to compete as international champions. Carte Blanche drops in.

Producer: Nicola de Chaud

Jayde’s Family Speaks

Christopher Panayiotou, the Port Elizabeth businessman accused of masterminding his wife Jayde’s murder in April, has applied for bail for a second time. He now waits for the Grahamstown High Court’s decision next Tuesday. But so too does Jayde’s family. Carte Blanche sits down for an exclusive interview with Jayde’s mother Michelle and sister Toni to hear of their anguish and grief.

Producer: Bernadette Maguire

Presenter: John Webb

Digital Cocaine

It would be rational to expect anxiety, emotional outbursts, restlessness and memory loss in someone dealing with a drug addiction. But disturbing new research reveals that extended screen use – tablets, computers and smartphones – could rewire the brain, causing similar brain pathologies and psychiatric conditions in children and adults. Carte Blanche meets tech expert Brad Huddlestone, who appeals for balance in a rapidly-changing digital world.

Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk

Presenter: Derek Watts

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