The Man with the Secret Addiction: Carte Blanche‎ this Sunday on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], 1 December 2019 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00.

Derek Watts: “While some parents are worried about facing heavy traffic getting to distant schools, others fear that the very school they end up with will be the school they’re trying to avoid.”


The Business of Bee Removals

Bees not only produce honey but provide a crucial pollination service we depend on in an increasingly stressed climate. Because the African honeybee is threatened on many fronts, problem hive removal should be done with great care to protect the queen and keep the hive intact. Carte Blanche investigates rogue bee removers who take deadly shortcuts.

Producer: Stenette Grosskopf
Presenter: Derek Watts
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Gauteng Education Online

The end-of-November deadline looms for Gauteng learners to be placed in suitable schools through what was meant to be a simple and fair registration. But parents who have struggled for months to lodge objections over being allocated schools too far from home are crying foul. Carte Blanche asks why the process is mired in controversy. How will the Department of Education meet everyone’s needs?

Producer: Ntokozo Miya
Presenter: Derek Watts
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Vintage Car Auction

Bertie Bester was a man with an expensive addiction, a secret so dark he could never admit it to his wife. From old rust bucket vehicles, to an original 1928 Buick and a 1936 Ford Roadster – for years, Bester built up a rare collection of hundreds of vintage cars and auto memorabilia and hid them all over his Stellenbosch farm. Now, his stash of classic cars and parts has fetched millions under the auctioneers’ gavel.

Producer: Nicky Troll
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
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The Way Back Home: Returning the Bones

It’s a historical whodunit as the University of Cape Town sets out to reconnect nine skeletons, unethically obtained and housed in its vaults for over a century, with their descendants. Now, using DNA analysis and 3D facial reconstruction, scientists aim to reconstruct their faces and finally return the bones back to family members in the Karoo for reburial. Carte Blanche tracks their journey home.

Producer: Diana Lucas
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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The Race to Create the World’s Greatest Super Computer

The world of computers is constantly evolving and now a new player has entered the game. Quantum computing has research scientists excited for the endless possibilities it presents, and Africa is in the race to create the world’s most powerful computer. But what makes quantum computing so special? What’s the science behind this complex model of computation? And can we compete on the international stage?

Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze
Presenter: Masa Kekana

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