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Here’s what Showmax subscribers living abroad can look forward to on this week’s episode of Carte Blanche, which is now available on the Showmax platform. (Carte Blanche episodes air express from SA within 48 hours on Showmax for overseas subscribers.)

Designer Pigs

The number of organ transplants which occur worldwide is on the decline, but could pigs be genetically engineered to grow replacement organs for human bodies and alleviate the massive donor organ shortage? Carte Blanche takes a closer look. (Producer: Eugene Botha, Guest Presenter: Nhlanhla Sehume) Watch now »

Coal Wars

Desperate to maintain the value of their properties and their health, the people of Ogies on the Mpumalanga Highveld are taking on coal mines in a massive legal battle. Carte Blanche meets residents of the coal belt who claim government continues to issue mining licenses while their homes are being damaged through encroaching blasting and clouds of coal dust are causing serious respiratory illnesses. (Producer: Anna-Maria van Niekerk, Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »

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Declining Adoption Numbers

In recent years, the rate of child adoptions in South Africa has declined substantially. Now the Department of Social Development in KZN is accused of deliberately slowing down the adoption process in the province, leaving hundreds of children stuck in places of safety without the hope of finding loving families. Carte Blanche explores a system in crisis. (Producer: Sophia Phirippides, Presenter: Claire Mawisa). Watch now »

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Sardine Run

The sardine shoal migrating along the KZN coast was once described as the greatest on earth, resulting in the legendary annual sardine run. But stocks have drastically plummeted and over the past two years, fishermen have netted almost nothing. Carte Blanche asks: what’s happened to our sardines? (Producer: Liz Fish, Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »

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