Ice Skating Champion, 8, Experience a Gangland Fairy Tale: Carte Blanche on Sundays – SAPeople


Eight-year-old Tamika van As became the 2021 South African national juvenile figure skating champion. Image: youtube

From gang-infested Bonteheuwel on the Cape Flats, South Africa, where drug wars and random murders limit the choices and futures of young people, comes a story of inspiration and beating overwhelming obstacles to make a dream come true. practically impossible.

At the age of eight, Tamika van As became the 2021 South African national juvenile figure skating champion. Watch below.

This Sunday Carte Blanche traces the origins of his dreams and development despite seemingly insurmountable challenges. Presenter Masa Kekana says:

“It was a heartwarming experience working on this story. It showed that with the right interventions and the right support, no social challenge could ever hold this youngster back. Truly an inspiration to all of us in these turbulent times.

As Kekana puts it: “Life in the heart of Cape Flats is not easy for children, but when Tamika van As sets foot on the ice, a whole new world opens up – a world of gangs and violence. do not exist.

Tamika says, “When I go out on the ice and do my makeup, I feel like a princess. “

You can watch the show on Sunday August 1 in South Africa on DStv Now or stream it overseas in most countries from Tuesday August 3 if you are abroad.

Watch the show abroad | Watch in SA on DStv now

Also coming to Carte Blanche this Sunday August 1, 2021


Wentworth Heroine War

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In May, the Independent Global Civil Society Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime reported that capsulated heroin had transformed the illicit drug market in Durban, with deadly effects in the port city and beyond. Carte Blanche is infiltrating gang-ridden Wentworth where rock-bottom heroin capsules have flooded the market and fueled a turf war in which competing dealers take down the opposition in ruthless drive-by shootouts. As a community is left paralyzed and at the mercy of violent gangs, we investigate what really is inside the pills that have taken the struggle of an addiction-devastated community to new depths. (Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

Watch the show abroad | Watch in SA on DStv now

Deliver the future

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Declared commercially insolvent by the Auditor General in March, and with a government bailout of several billion rand three years ago, the history of South Africa’s post office is one of inefficiency, mismanagement and overspending. But with a presence in nearly every city and one of the nation’s oldest state-owned enterprises, is the Post an obsolete relic of a bygone era, or a strategically placed giant poised to cash in on lucrative business transactions? e-commerce as the Fourth Industrial Revolution demands a radical overhaul of communication and delivery? Carte Blanche sits down for a tête-à-tête with new CEO Nomkhita Mona.

Presenter Derek Watts said: “It’s hard to argue with the SA Post Office trying to bring SOE into the 21st century with bold changes. But financial problems, a shocking reputation and union intervention make it difficult to predict that the group’s new CEO will successfully implement his big plans. “

Farmers at their wit’s end

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The importance of the agricultural sector cannot be overstated in the South African economy as it contributes to household food security and employment. Experts stress the need for comprehensive farmer support and innovative financing solutions without which emerging and established farmers would struggle to survive the prolonged and catastrophic drought that has now plagued the country for nearly a decade. Carte Blanche is investigating how farmers in Bultfontein District in the Free State have been brought to their knees by the drought, without state support and faced with seemingly unsympathetic financial institutions. Several farmers have already lost the battle and been sequestered and others, in desperation, fall prey to dubious money lenders determined to swindle them out of their last remaining funds. (Producer: Eugene Botha | Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli)

Watch the show abroad | Watch in SA on DStv now

If you are in South Africa, you can view Carte Blanche on DStv now.

If you’re abroad, you can watch #CarteBlanche starting Tuesday and thousands of other popular South African shows and movies by subscribing to Showmax International now. You can try it FREE for 14 days.

Carte Blanche is on M-Net & M-Net HD [101], August 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 8:00 p.m.


Please note: the Carte Blanche is only available for international Showmax subscribers in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Pays- Bottom, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. Not all titles are available in all territories. Showmax brings you the best South African series and movies, from classics to the latest releases, complete sets to kids’ favorites.

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