Goodbye My Holiday: Watch Carte Blanche, this Sunday 5 December 2021 at 19:00, only on M-Net   101.

R E P O R T A G E

Derek Watts: “The inland price of petrol tipped over the R20-a-litre-barrier and, earlier this week, there were queues at the filling stations. We set out to find out how much government skims off the top and the knock-on effect the fuel price hike has on the economy. Meanwhile, some families are having to change their plans for a December road trip to their favourite destination or, in some cases, cancel visits to their families in far-flung regions of the country.”

Goodbye My Holiday    

From the Wild Coast and the Garden Route to sultry Durban beaches – it used to be that, when December rolled around, it was time to hit the road for a well-earned break. Now, with yet another fuel price increase tipping the inland cost of petrol to over R20 a litre, the cost of filling up is leaving most consumers feeling low. So, has the fun been taken out of the treasured family road trip?

Producer: Sophia Phirippides
Presenter: Derek Watts
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Who’s Next?  

In September last year, the sound of six shots, fired in quick succession, rang out on a busy workday afternoon in Orange Grove, Johannesburg: a prominent medical specialist senselessly gunned down in broad daylight. Now, more than a year later and despite public outrage, the investigation into his murder has stalled. With no leads and no witnesses, his killers remain at large and the medical fraternity is left asking, “who could be next”?

Producer: Latashia Naidoo
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
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I N V E S T I G A T I O N S

Medical Aid Disputes  

A horrific accident, a baby in distress and a woman in urgent need of a double mastectomy – your medical aid is supposed to help you in your time of need. But what happens when the scheme you’ve trusted to pay for critical hospital procedures turns down some of your claims? Carte Blanche investigates a scheme that prides itself on offering value for money coverage to its members and yet, some members say they are severely out of pocket and locked in years-long legal battles.

Producer: Tarryn Crossman
Presenter: Masa Kekana
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C E L E B R A T I O N S

The Children of Sebokeng Hospital  

Efficient, well-resourced and a safe place for children – the highly anticipated expanded Paediatric Lower High Care Unit at Sebokeng Regional Hospital has been delivered by the Carte Blanche Making A Difference Trust. With the tremendous support of its donors and partners, the Trust has added a new, adjunct eight-bed ward. Now, doctors and nurses at this public facility can continue providing seriously ill children in the area with the best care and treatment.

Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
Presenter: Claire Mawisa

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