Cape Town firefighters are responding to a staggering 75 fires per day. The flames have wreaked havoc, leaving many no choice but to escape with only the clothes on their backs. The spate of fires has led many to question whether some were started deliberately. Carte Blanche meets the heroes saving lives and the residents who’ve lost everything.
It’s being compared to the way in which cheap Chinese imports destroyed our textile industry in the 1990s. The country’s poultry industry is in crisis with many farms closing due to the dumping of thousands of tons of subsidised imports from overseas. Bongani Bingwa has the story.
We first met athlete Ernst van Dyk in 2001 when he burst onto the world stage by winning 24 out of 27 international wheelchair races. Fifteen years later, Ernst is still going strong, proving that the only thing that could hold you back is yourself. Ernst opens up about his most recent achievements and future endeavours.
“How many of us actually read the terms and conditions of the applications we download?”
Bongani Bingwa talks about our digital lives and just how much of it is open to prying eyes…
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The Department of Education has commended what are claimed to be the best Matric results of recent times and announced a multi-million Rand support plan for this year. But is there an education crisis bubbling beneath the surface and is it time to overhaul what some describe as the worst education system in the world? John Webb has more.
Despite the warnings of independent analysts, government is planning to embark on one of the biggest nuclear power programs in the world. Devi Sankaree Govender questions our obsession with nuclear while many countries around the world are turning to cheaper forms of cleaner, safer energy.
TONIGHT ON CARTE BLANCHE
Government says it’s committed to renewable energy. So why are we limiting the amount of green energy that can be added to the grid?
And, is what you do online revealing more about you than you’d like? And who is keeping track?
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The South African poultry industry is in dire crisis and thousands of workers stand to lose their jobs as local production faces collapse. Role players blame cheap chicken imports from Brazil and the United States for flooding the market, leaving local producers unable to compete. Government has intervened and is working with poultry producers to address the industry’s challenges, but is it... View details ⇨
It’s said memory is the mother of all wisdom, a fundamental part of being human. But the most common form of dementia – Alzheimer’s disease – accounts for up to 70% of cases. And after the age of 65, the chance of getting the disease doubles every five years. With no cure, researchers believe that simple lifestyle choices could help prevent or delay the disease. Carte Blanche looks at the... View details ⇨
This Sunday in an extended 90-minute show, John Webb looks at what 2016 matric results are really all about and Bongani Bingwa delves into the world of online tracking. Government says it's committed to renewable energy, so why are we limiting the amount of green energy that can be added to the grid? Devi Sankaree Govender takes a look. Then, the poultry industry in dire straits. Can we... View details ⇨
The South African poultry industry is in dire crisis and more than 20 000 workers stand to lose their jobs as local production faces collapse. Role players blame cheap chicken imports from Brazil and the United States for flooding the market, leaving local producers unable to compete. Government has intervened and is working with poultry producers to address the industry’s challenges, but is... View details ⇨