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South Africa’s Golden Girls have won gold at the world championships in Finland: Carte Blanche – SAPeople

Here’s what’s coming to Carte Blanche this week. You can watch in SA today (Sunday, September 18) on DStv Now Where broadcast abroad in most countries from Tuesday 20 September if you are abroad.

It is an Olympic sport, even if it is not celebrated with great fanfare. But for three South African seniors – aged 60, 70 and 80 – walking is what gives them an impressive zest for life.

Each came away with gold medals at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Finland this year, which is six of the ten gold medals won by the South African team. At a time when the value of age is often eclipsed by the charisma of youth, these women turn to no fountain to defy the march of time. Carte Blanche took on our gold medal champions.(Producer: Marion Edmunds | Research: Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Macfrlane Moleli)

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Also on Carte Blanche this Sunday, September 18

Agrarian reform is a contentious and contentious issue in our country. It’s probably also fair to say that successive governments have mishandled, downplayed or completely ignored the issue. This has come at the expense of landowners and investors concerned with political certainty, as well as those dispossessed of land and denied access by decades of apartheid-era governance. Today we see another sign of the government’s apparent intransigence: the blatant mismanagement of agricultural schools charged with training a new generation of commercial farmers. – John Webb, executive producer.

Come all, come all, was the rallying cry of students wishing to train in one of the 11 agricultural schools in the country. Funded by the state and equipped with high-tech equipment, the colleges promise hands-on training in all aspects of agriculture. They also offer internships and integrated learning programs, a great asset for students looking for work experience. But what is promised on paper has not materialized in practice. Once enrolled, students face a stark and quite different reality: dilapidated buildings, abandoned labs, and insufficient faculty. In the cockroach-infested kitchen, the refrigerators are bare, there is no running water, and the fixtures are filthy. But how is this possible when millions of rands of taxpayers’ money are spent on these colleges? Carte Blanche is investigating.(Producer: Anina Peens | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

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Jagersfontein, a small town in the Free State, is home to the oldest open pit diamond mine in South Africa. In this little-known community, Sunday mornings usually start slow, but on 9/11 that changed. A dam, used to store waste from the Jagersfontein diamond mine, collapsed, causing heavy flooding that left death and destruction in its wake. More than 70 people were injured, local farmers lost livestock and at least 60 homes were damaged by floodwaters. But locals here say mine owners were repeatedly warned of the danger posed by the tailings dam. Carte Blanche is investigating.

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Your favorite episodes are now available on Carte Blanche: The Podcast

Marikana’s long shadow

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Thirty-four minors are shot dead by the police in Marikana. Now, a decade later, never-before-seen documents reveal how police failed to act against 77 officers allegedly involved in the torture and assault of minors in the area.

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African champions!

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Theirs was the Cinderella story for the ages. With almost no financial support, the Banyana Banyana have become Africa’s giants. But can their WAFCON Cup victory finally turn the tide?

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rocky path


Rocks, road spikes and armed criminals lurking in the dark… The N4 between Pretoria and Rustenburg is a dangerous stretch of road. Are the police powerless to prevent attacks?

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Carte Blanche is on M-Net & M-Net HD [101]September 18 at 7 p.m. & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 8:00 p.m.


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