Coming up on Carte Blanche?

By Faeza
20 June 2015

On M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 21 June 2015 at 19:00

Omar al-Bashir

Despite a high court order to the contrary, an AU Summit guest and one of the world’s most wanted men this week flew out of Waterkloof military airport unhindered. Hours after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s departure, the High Court ruled that South Africa was compelled to arrest and hand him over to the International Criminal Court on long-standing charges including genocide. But, by then, it was too late. Carte Blanche asks why.

Producer: Graham Coetzer

Researchers: Sasha Schwendenwein and Tony Beamish

Foul Dam Water

A controversial pipeline directly into the Vaal Dam from a sewerage plant in Deneysville has been stopped in its tracks. This so-called solution was meant to aid the failing processing plant from which significant amounts of raw effluent spew. While children play in sewage-filled trenches and animals drink contaminated water, solutions to solve this health and environmental disaster are few and far between. Carte Blanche investigates serious accusations levelled against the Metsimaholo municipality.

Producer: Annamaria van Niekerk and Annalie Potgieter

Presenter: Derek Watts

Online Infidelity

Could your partner be cheating on you in a cyberspace? New research on the subject of dating, infidelity and social interaction through online dating sites and social media apps shows the world has moved from hand holding to courting on hand-held devices. Sex experts tell Carte Blanche that women dominate the online dating scene and married people use the technology to easily facilitate affairs, often with devastating consequences.

Producer: Joanna Munnik

Presenter: Claire Mawisa

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Children with Past Lives

How does a two-year-old remember being a World War II pilot shot down over the Pacific? How does a Durban-born toddler recall a past life with a family in a far-off snowbound country? A fifty-year research project has investigated children from all over the world who began talking about a past life at the age of two or three and described their former selves and circumstances in detail so explicit that it was hard to ignore. Carte Blanche visits one of the leading researchers in the field at the University of Virginia to find out more.

Producer: Eugene Botha

Presenter: Derek Watts

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