Carte Blanche looks at the FIFA scandal and the Nkandla Report


CarteIn the next episode Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 31 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigates tourism laws to combat child trafficking, the Nkandla Report, the FIFA scandal and sugar addiction in SA.

Tourism Chaos Looms

Controversial new visa regulations, coming into effect on Monday, 1 June, have outraged the tourism industry. The new rules dictate that all children under the age of 18 travelling into, out of or through South Africa will have to be accompanied by an unabridged birth certificate and are intended to combat child trafficking. But tourism experts tell Carte Blanche that this red tape will have a devastating blow on tourism and the economy.

Nkandla Report

A year ago Public Protector Thuli Madonsela published her Nkandla report, stating Jacob Zuma and his family had personally benefited from millions spent on improving his private home. In Parliament this week Zuma mocked opposition MPs who had persistently raised questions about Nkandla. A day later, Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s long-awaited report found the President was not liable for the cost of security upgrades to his home. Carte Blanche reports on the contentious findings.

FIFA Scandal

Accusations of rampant corruption sent shockwaves through the football world as nine senior FIFA officials and promotions executives were charged by US prosecutors for bribes totaling more than £100-million over 24 years. Shocking revelations about South Africa’s role in bribing FIFA officials to secure the 2010 Soccer World Cup emerged soon after. Carte Blanche investigates.

Sugar Addiction

Obsession with sugary food has been described as similar to drug addiction. Why are some people unable to consume sugar in moderation even when facing devastating lifestyle-related health complications? Carte Blanche considers the latest science on sugar intake and drops in on South Africa’s first sugar rehabilitation clinic.

This episode of Carte Blanche airs on Sunday, 124 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv.