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Carte Blanche: Here’s what’s on tonight’s show

Carte Blanche offers insight into a range of topics. These are the themes that will be explored this week.

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A lot has happened this week. Carte Blanche offers viewers an investigative analysis into the week’s top stories, sandwiched into 90 minutes.

Two decades later and the award-winning show still offers great insight into an array of topics that affect South Africans.

Sundays are for tasty lunch with family and Carte Blanche. This is what will be explored this time around.

All you need to know about Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs)

The government created Premium Minimum Benefits (PMBs) to enable employees to receive, at the very least, basic care irrespective of the medical plan they are on.

The scheme was implemented 18 years ago with 270 acute, 25 chronic and a few other emergency conditions said to be covered by the scheme’s general risk pools.

However, it has been revealed that many medical aids coerce their members to pay for listed conditions. On Sunday, Devi Sankaree Govender will look into why PMBs have failed to help the sickest members of medical aid schemes.

What happened to Durick van Blerk

Weeks later, and Durick van Blerk is still missing. The small-scale fisherman went missing after he allegedly jumped overboard his boat after he and other poachers were confronted by anti-poaching police in August.

Read – Hout Bay protests: Residents torch buildings demanding search for missing poacher

This sent members of his community in an uproar that cost the city of Hout Bay thousands in repair costs for burned buildings and damaged areas near the popular harbour marketplace.

Van Blerk is one of many fishers who are deemed to be poachers. They rely on catching and selling fish to put food on the table.

Macfarlane Moleli pays a visit to Hout Bay and delves deeper into the events that sparked the community protests.

How Facebook content moderators select appropriate content

Hate speech, explicit content, posts containing child abuse and self-harm are but a few things Facebook moderators work to remove from the popular social media platform.

On Sunday, Carte Blanche looks into the lives of the people who live behind our Facebook screens. The objective is to find out how they decide what goes onto our timelines and what is deemed as too sensitive.

Carte Blanche airs on Sunday at 19:00 on M-Net, DStv channel 101, and again at 20:00 on M-Net Plus 1 channel 901. Some inserts are also made available online.