Carte Blanche interviews de Ruyter from his hideout

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Carte Blanche Teasers on 12 May 2023
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Coming up on Carte Blanche this Sunday 14 May 2023:

Eskom Files: The de Ruyter Interview

When André de Ruyter took office in 2019 as the newly minted CEO of Eskom, he was confident that he could help turn things around at the embattled national power utility. But after three years at the helm of one of the country’s most critical institutions, he threw in the towel.

Amid a sensational “intelligence” report alleging deep corruption orchestrated by a politically connected coal mafia operating inside Eskom, de Ruyter took his leave.

Now he’s in a secret location as the ANC seeks to serve papers on him for defamation. From his international hideout, de Ruyter speaks to Carte Blanche.

Producer: Joy Summers 
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa


Affinity Affront

He was a trusted member of the Jewish community, a well-known accountant, family man, and the father of a respected rabbi. So, when it was time to invest their hard-earned money, members of his community didn’t hesitate to put their faith in him when he offered what appeared to be a solid investment scheme.

Within a few years, over 40 investors handed over close to R100 million, little knowing that their growing investments were just a front for an intricate Ponzi scheme which would ultimately leave them broke and in despair.

Now, the scheming accountant has fled the country, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Carte Blanche investigates. 

Producer: Sophia Phirippides 
Presenter: Bongani Bingwa

Wheelchair Boxer

A hairdresser by day, a boxing champion in the making by night: Tony Toush Adebayo Adesanya is a man who won’t let life beat him down.

Tony has had to use a wheelchair for most of his life after a battle with polio as a child left him with a severely weakened leg.

But these challenges haven’t stopped him from becoming a competitive wheelchair sprinter, mid-distance contestant, and champion weightlifter.

Now, he’s setting his sights on becoming South Africa’s first-ever wheelchair boxing champion.

Producer: Hamilton Wende
Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli

Of Parties and Puppets
Johannesburg is the economic hub of Gauteng. It’s a cosmopolitan metropolis that boasts the tallest building in the country; a symbol of wealth towering above Africa’s richest square mile.

It should be the envy of every municipality. But poor service delivery, corruption and gross mismanagement have turned the City of Gold into neglected decay. And its troubles don’t end there…

While Joburg falls into a state of disrepair, the elected political elite – entrusted with the care of the city – have been squabbling for power, leaving the municipality rudderless.

Now, there’s a new, new sheriff in town – the third mayor in just the last five months.  A man with virtually no digital footprint or discernible experience in running a multi-billion-rand municipal budget, Kabelo Gwamanda seems wholly out of his depth. 

Producer: Harri Vithi
Presenter: Masa Kekana

Carte Blanche airs on M-Net on Sundays at 19h00.


Shows in this post: Carte Blanche

Channels in this post: M-Net


15 May 2023 10:19

Tashi edited on
5/15/2023 10:47 AM

Now I understand why de Ruyter's suddenly everywhere - he's released a book. 


To expose the truth or to profit off our hardships? 

27 May 2023 16:24

I see News24 bleating on, saying:

"De Ruyter's Truth to Power sold an eye-popping 16 444 copies in one week"

But that's not a lot is it? When you consider we're population of almost 60 million people! 

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