After the Violence
In 2008 widespread xenophobic violence rocked the country. Seven years later, it seems little has changed as foreigners flee for their lives from locals looting their businesses. With blood on the streets and allegations that even the police are turning a blind eye, Carte Blanche asks – what’s really at the root of the Soweto attacks?
Producer: Jane Lipman
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa
Township Spaza Shops
As foreign shopkeepers pick up the pieces, questions still linger in the aftermath of the Soweto shop attacks. How do some foreign shop owners manage to sell goods at well below cost price at times? Is there a possible link between corrupt police, truck hijackings and township spaza shops? Carte Blanche investigates.
Producer: Johann Botha
Presenter: Devi Sankaree Govender
Eastern Cape Abuse
Former drug addicts expose severe physical abuse at an Eastern Cape farm where they hoped to clean up their act. Carte Blanche investigates a facility, set up as a refuge for addicts.
Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein
Presenter: John Webb
Random Acts of Kindness
No one could have foreseen that a popular online campaign to drink alcohol and nominate friends to do the same would snowball into a global phenomenon, inspiring videos showing random acts of kindness to be posted online. Carte Blanche takes up the challenge as the movement enters its second year.
Producer: Chwayitisa Futshane