Krugersdorp killers

(Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla)

Carte Blanche: Here’s whats on tonight, 4 November 2018

Krugersdorp Killers, SARS drama, a beetle destroying trees and some good nows – groundbreaking medical interventions at Groote Schuur.

Krugersdorp killers

(Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla)

We know the Carte Blanche music makes most people freak out. That’s the theme tune to your weekend being over. But the show continues to investigate and report on some of the most important issues affecting South Africans. Here’s what’s in store on Sunday, 4 November 2018.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

The heart condition has gone largely undiagnosed, because it’s often only detected when it’s far too late. The condition is baffling and believed to be triggered by a hormone that’s released when breastfeeding starts. It affects as many as one in a thousand young mothers and 25% of them will die – unnecessarily. This report tells the story of pioneering medical research by Groote Schuur doctors who have discovered a simple and inexpensive treatment.

SARS Inquiry

Tom Moyane is gone. But the damage could take some time to repair.

The Nugent Commission has been hearing disturbing evidence against SARS under Commissioner Tom Moyane’s leadership – of multinational consulting firms that yielded little or no results for huge fees. Now, SARS is on its knees. Care Blanche breaks things down.

Krugersdorp Killers murder

The murder trial of the Krugersdorp Killers rocked South Africa with chilling details.  This week, Carte Blanche speaks to some witnesses as chilling details of the trial emerges.  The show describes their report on the incident as such:

It’s one of the most bizarre murder cases in recent history – a mother who involved her children in the murder of 11 people. We bring exclusive trial footage showing confessions, testimonies, heartache plus legal and psychological analysis.


There were over 300 witnesses and even the judge asked for timeout. Carte Blanche highlights the startling pieces of evidence that have come to light from one of the country’s most outrageous killing sprees

A beetle threatening food security

Thought the rising petrol prices and the dodgy economy was the biggest threat to South Africa’s food security? Turns out there’s a little critter doing some serious damage. The tiny thing, the size of a sesame seed, with the rather fancy name “polyphagous shot hole borer” is infesting the country’s trees at a shocking rate. The bad news is that once plants have been infested, there’s almost nothing that can be done to stop it.

Catch Carte Blanche on Sunday at 19:00 on  M-Net, DStv channel 101.