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Battle to Breathe
Medical Malpractice Insurance
Mars One
Live Long. Die Young.

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yesterday at 17:50. Facebook
“The allure of the unknown to me is far more powerful than the comfort of the known.” - Dr. Adriana Marais.

South African theoretical physicist Dr. Adriana Marais could become one of the first humans to permanently live on Mars. She tells us about her Mars One dream.

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yesterday at 17:40. Facebook
What does it really take to get the first humans to inhabit Mars? Find out more about this daring journey into space.

[READ] Mars One Mission Plan - Carte Blanche

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Carte Blanche
03/25/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
An epic battle is set to play out in courtrooms as frustrated Midrand residents take on a waste dump in the area. Claiming a range of health problems as a result of air pollution, possibly from landfill gases, communities used app technology and social media to record their complaints and compel authorities to take action. The landfill's owners are not taking it lying down. Carte Blanche...
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03/24/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
EXTENDED 90-MINUTE SHOW

This Sunday on #CarteBlanche: @Claire Mawisa visits a Midrand community claiming they’re battling to breathe due to a nearby landfill. Later, why are hundreds of South African obstetricians being forced to leave the profession? Then, John Webb meets three South Africans shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars. And scientists make remarkable findings in ways to reverse...
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Carte Blanche
03/24/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
The secret to longevity lies in our DNA. It differs vastly between individuals and various species, but is it possible to reverse ageing? By uncovering the genetic secrets of humans and animals that live exceptionally long lives, scientists are finding new ways to wind back our cellular clocks, extend our lifespan and even our fertility. Soon, it seems, we’ll be able to live long but still die...
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Carte Blanche
03/23/2017 at 18:01. Facebook
Obstetrics is in crisis in South Africa, with doctors paying close to a million rands for medical malpractice insurance. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there may not be enough obstetricians in private practice because expensive medical indemnity insurance is driving them away from the profession, leaving patients in the hands of an already overburdened state healthcare system.

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03/23/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
HAVE YOUR SAY

Would you consider taking a one-way trip to Mars? Let us know by commenting with your chosen hashtag in the comments below.

#VOTEA: YES
#VOTEB: NO
#VOTEC: UNDECIDED

Join Carte Blanche this Sunday at 7pm on M-Net, DStv channel 101 for the results.
Carte Blanche
03/23/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
Over 200 million kilometres, Mars looks like it could become the next destination to be inhabited by humans. We speak to South Africans shortlisted for a one-way trip to the red planet.

That’s Carte Blanche this Sunday at 7pm on M-Net, DStv channel 101, and 8pm on M-Net Plus 1 channel 901.

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Carte Blanche
03/22/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
She was dragged under a taxi for 780 metres. Now, just over five years later, Kim McCusker shares her remarkable but difficult journey to recovery and forgiveness. Read her story.

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Carte Blanche
03/22/2017 at 07:00. Facebook
Last Sunday as the Cape Argus was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions some of the Mother City’s residents were facing a much greater crisis – Cape fires. Thousands lost everything in a matter of hours – John Webb has the story.

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Carte Blanche
03/21/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
After weeks of speculation and concern that the recipients of more than 17 million grants would not be paid next month, this week the constitutional court made a ruling that extended a contract it had declared invalid more than three years ago. How was this mess created and who is responsible?

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03/21/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
In 2010 we brought you the story of young Dakalo Ndou, a girl from rural Thohoyandou who suffered from a rare disorder called Dystonia causing uncontrollable body movements. The only solution for her was to receive Deep Brain Stimulation therapy to control the signals to the brain. We bring you an update on Dakalo and share the story of two more patients suffering from dystonia.

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Carte Blanche
03/20/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Tissue, skin and ligament damage; fractured vertebrae, knees, hips – even her baby finger – extensive extra cranial injury and her left ear almost detached, how did Kim McCusker survive being dragged under a taxi? Please note this story is not suitable for viewers under the age of 16 and contains visuals which may upset sensitive viewers.

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Tonight's topics were:

SASSA
Cape Town Fires
Down the Sink
Kim McCusker

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Deep brain stimulation is changing the lives of dystonia patients. Dr. Enslin shares his thoughts on this remarkable procedure.

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Six years ago Kim McCusker was dragged under a taxi for 780 metres and no one thought she would live. How did she survive? Derek Watts catches up with Kim.

That’s Carte Blanche this Sunday at 7pm on M-Net, DStv channel 101, and 8pm on M-Net Plus 1 channel 901.

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It’s an incurable condition causing muscle spasms and tremors, but with deep brain stimulation (DBS), these young patients have a fighting chance at a normal life. Bongani Bingwa looks at the devastating effects of dystonia and the hope that comes with DBS treatment.

That’s Carte Blanche this Sunday at 7pm on M-Net, DStv channel 101, and 8pm on M-Net Plus 1 channel 901.

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In April 2014 the Constitutional Court ruled that the contract with Cash Paymaster Services for paying out social grants to beneficiaries was invalid and ordered the Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) to find a solution. Carte Blanche asks: Why did the Department of Social Development and SASSA wait three years to act?

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This Sunday on Carte Blanche: Bongani Bingwa asks why it took the Department of Social Development three years to act on. Then, John Webb looks at recent devastating fires in Hout Bay as well as the dismal state of informal settlements. Later, we look at how deep brain stimulation is giving dystonia patients hope for the future. And, Derek Watts catches up with Kim McCusker six years after she...
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