Coming up on Carte Blanche‎ on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 15 May 2022 at 19:00.

World Wide Webb

“It was the cynic in me that dismissed as fake the viral video showing how a breathalyser can be fooled by something as innocuous as a hot cross bun. Three years later, we’ve put the concept to the test ourselves and discovered – alarmingly – that not only was it true, but that this instrument, sower of panic at so many suburban roadblocks, can be fooled by a range of household snacks and oral hygiene products. That’s worrying news for motorists, potentially life-changing for certain workers.”  ~ John Webb, Executive Producer

The Celeb and the Crypto Scheme
A story about the lure of celebrity and the deceptive façade of success… Loyal listeners to a national radio station responded to an advert promising huge returns in a cryptocurrency scheme. The man at the helm, a beloved drive-time radio host, and his millionaire business partner won the trust of several wishful investors. Wholly untrained in personal finance management or the pitfalls of digital trading, several investors left their jobs, cashed in their pensions and savings policies, and even took out bank loans to invest in the glittering scheme. But for at least 140 people the man they trusted to guide them through the crypto maze appears to have been little more than a confidence trickster. Carte Blanche investigates how hundreds of thousands of rands have vanished, along with the guy who promised to triple investments.

Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli
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False Positives
Beware if you are the designated driver – you may want to think twice about downing an energy drink or medicating for a nagging cough. Even eating bread or following the keto diet can land you in trouble if traffic police stop you for a breathalyser. But as distressing as a roadside alcohol test can be, the real risk is for disenfranchised employees in the workplace where shortfalls in legislation regulating the use of screening tests could leave them jobless. Carte Blanche heads to a science lab to test how easy it is to trick a breathalyser into giving false positive results.

Producers: Jana Marx & Siniketiwe Hlanze
Presenter: Claire Mawisa
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“In the early days of Carte Blanche, we interviewed some actors merely because they were stars. But we moved into a more investigative role where Arnold Vosloo fits the bill with his serious insights into South Africa – past, present and future.” ~ Derek Watts

From Boetie to Hollywood Baddie
Boetie first went to the border, and then to Hollywood. Actor Arnold Vosloo has become a household name, not only here but worldwide. With more than 90 appearances on the big and small screen, including blockbusters like The Mummy movie franchise, and a role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond, there is no doubt that Vosloo has become a local legend in his own time. Despite global fame, Vosloo’s love for South Africa remains firmly in place, having returned home to film two productions in the past five years. Two legends meet this Sunday when Derek Watts catches up with the Hollywood star.

Producer: Hein Kaiser
Presenter: Derek Watts
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