Carte Blanche: Here’s what’s o


Carte Blanche: Here’s what’s on tonight, 2 December

A deep dive into this week’s top stories, this is what’s on Carte Blanche tonight.

Carte Blanche: Here’s what’s o


Carte Blanche will be on tonight to provide more insight into this week’s top stories.

From the infamous online shopping website that is rumoured to be selling damaged luxury goods, to the struggling timber industry of Richard’s Bay that’s been hit with losses, this is what to expect tonight on Carte Blanche.

Drunk-driving and the penalties in South Africa

Drinking under the influence (DUI) is a common sight in South Africa. Motorists have not heeded calls from law enforcement about the serious nature of a DUI charge.

Read – Gauteng traffic officials “arresting more women for drunk driving than men”

If a motorist is caught under the influence, they know that with a bail fee of R500 they can escape scott free. 

However, this may change once the proposed legislation that could see charges related to DUI be treated with the same severity as other Section 5 charges (murder, robbery, rape, etc.) is passed into law.

Claire Mawisa, on tonight’s show, will look into why, in this country, we have a shocking conviction rate of 11% in DUI cases.

Syndicate plaguing timber industry in Richard’s Bay

The timber industry is one of the most progressive sectors of our economy, as it feeds into other economies like manufacturing and retail.

Read – Government: Chinese nationals working together with local cops in rhino poaching syndicate

It has been alleged that, in Richard’s Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, a syndicate has been terrorising this sector with acts of theft and corruption.

The Carte Blanche team will go undercover to expose the inner workings of this sophisticated syndicate.

Cape Town surgeon fights to prevent devastating neck injuries

Calire Mawisa will make the trip to the Mother City to unpack a story on a surgeon who is currently training doctors in the ER on how to treat spinal cord neck injuries that could be of detriment to a patient’s life if left untreated for four hours.

Read – Red Cross doctors lauded for performing first-of-its-kind surgery

Horrors of online shopping come true

An online store that brands itself as a reliable trader of designer goods has come under the spotlight for delivering damaged and faulty goods – a clear act of false advertising.

Devi Sankaree Govender will, on tonight’s show, confront the owners of the store about the complaints they have received from some of the people who have made purchases on the web store.

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.