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  • Air Pollution Complaints

    We are aware that a number of people have been accusing Carte Blanche of ignoring their plight when we have been keeping abreast of developments on a number of air pollution complaints across the nation. We do not... Read More
  • Near Death Experience?

    Have you or has someone close to you had a near death experience? We’d love to hear your story so send us your story using our web form... Read More
  • Mars One: From A Dream to Reality

    When the Mars One project announced in 2012 it’s looking for every-day citizens to become the first people to permanently live on Mars, South African software engineer Divashen Govender jumped at the chance. The... Read More
  • Mars One Mission Plan

    Having started back in 2013, the Mars One Project aims to have humans living permanently on Mars by 2033. However, there’s still a long road ahead of us before the first person will get to set foot on the Red... Read More
  • Milestones to Mars – Dr. Adriana Marais

    As a child, I read a lot and longed to have been born in another era, when less was done and more was at stake. I imagined myself as a Khoisan hunter, an Egyptian queen, a Greek philosopher, a Viking warrior…... Read More

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  • Mars One

    27 March 2017, 20:17
    It’s the trip of a lifetime… a one way ticket to Mars, and three South Africans have been shortlisted to join the...
  • Medical Malpractice Insurance

    27 March 2017, 20:15
    Obstetrics is in crisis in South Africa,  with doctors paying close to a million rands for Medical malpractice...
  • Battle to Breathe

    27 March 2017, 20:12
    The residents of Midrand claim they are coughing and choking because of gasses emanating from a landfill site. The...
  • Scarred But Not for Life

    20 March 2017, 13:51
    Almost six years ago a routine early morning drive to the gym changed the life of Kim McCusker in an instant. After a...
  • SASSA

    20 March 2017, 13:49
    In April 2014 the Constitutional Court ruled that the contract with Cash Paymaster Services for paying out social...
  • Cape Town Fires

    20 March 2017, 13:46
    As Cape Town battles drought and extreme temperatures, strong winds added to the devastation when fires broke out in...
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

    20 March 2017, 13:43
    It’s an incurable condition causing muscle spasms and tremors, but with deep brain stimulation (DBS), these young...
  • Update: Forensics

    14 March 2017, 12:32
    “Many people never thought we’d have legislation governing a DNA database in this country. In 2013 it was approved...
  • Farm Murders

    13 March 2017, 15:54
    NOTE: this story contains graphic content and is not suitable for children younger than 16. Since the start of 2017, 26...
  • Adaptive Surfing

    13 March 2017, 14:54
    Surfing is one of the most popular water sports in the world and for able bodied swimmers it can be difficult to...
  • Rosettenville Drugs

    13 March 2017, 14:53
    Rosettenville in Johannesburg has been a flash point this year with residents burning down 10 suspected brothels and...
  • Sea Point Housing

    13 March 2017, 14:50
    Despite one of its own departments earmarking the site for affordable housing in Sea Point to help redress some of the...
  • Wealth of Experience

    06 March 2017, 14:28
    So for anyone born before 1980, as a working professional your priorities in life were to invest, save and live happily...
  • Hospital Neglect

    06 March 2017, 14:25
    A mother spends three days in the waiting area of a public hospital with a desperately ill toddler, while – at...
  • Baboon Killings

    06 March 2017, 14:21
    It’s alleged that, since 2008, over 4000 baboons have been killed to reduce the destruction of pine plantations in...
  • Water Rights

    06 March 2017, 14:12
    The 1998 Water Act gives life to the concept of sharing water fairly. Carte Blanche travels to the Lemoenshoek Valley...
  • Update: Ryan Sandes

    28 February 2017, 16:02
    South African extreme runner Ryan Sandes is leaving his tracks across the world, having taken part in over 30 extreme...
  • Three Parents. One Baby.

    27 February 2017, 13:49
    Leigh Syndrome is a fatal disorder that affects the developing nervous system in foetuses. This, and other diseases...

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  • Air Pollution Complaints

    27 March 2017, 13:00
    We are aware that a number of people have been accusing Carte Blanche of ignoring their plight when we have been...
  • Mars One: From A Dream to Reality

    26 March 2017, 19:00
    When the Mars One project announced in 2012 it’s looking for every-day citizens to become the first people to...
  • Mars One Mission Plan

    26 March 2017, 19:00
    Having started back in 2013, the Mars One Project aims to have humans living permanently on Mars by 2033. However,...
  • Milestones to Mars – Dr. Adriana Marais

    26 March 2017, 19:00
    As a child, I read a lot and longed to have been born in another era, when less was done and more was at stake. I...
  • Kim McCusker: Scarred, But Not For Life

    22 March 2017, 10:46
    On 13 September 2011, my life as I knew it would drastically change due to one man’s deliberate and malicious...
  • Understanding Dystonia

    19 March 2017, 19:00
    Dystonia is a form of movement disorder in which a patient usually starts to develop difficulty in controlling...
  • The Gift – Adaptive Surfing

    12 March 2017, 19:00
    “People remember me. That is my gift. Imagine an advantage like that. What would you give to have most of the people...
  • Where is our Water?

    05 March 2017, 19:00
    Water, the lifeblood of our country, is South Africa’s biggest crisis, currently being masked by good rains in the...
  • The Fight to Legalise Medical Cannabis

    03 March 2017, 12:44
    Is Cannabis in South Africa now legal for medicinal use? No it is not. Cannabis in South Africa is still a Schedule 7...
  • Living With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    19 February 2017, 19:00
    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), is a condition that affects the immune...
  • Understanding Water Restrictions

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    While large parts of the country are enjoying a welcome respite from one of the worst droughts in almost 100 years,...
  • The Anatomy of Fake News

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    Fake news has become the new buzzword of the day, with a staggering amount of fake news stories making their way onto...
  • SONA 2017 in Short

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    The annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) once again delivered  drama as opposition parties made it clear they...
  • 20 Easy Ways to Save Water

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    What can the average person do to try and keep taps flowing? We have 20 ways that you, your family and friends can save...
  • How to Report Water Leaks

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    Water conservation is more important than ever, with drought still keeping parts of the country in its grip. And while...
  • How to Report Fake News

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    With social media fast becoming the favourite news-sharing platform, it’s proving more tricky than ever to separate...
  • Waiting for Rain

    12 February 2017, 19:00
    Cape Town residents are increasingly familiar with the constraints of water use. The region is in the grip of the third...
  • The Report: Life Esidimeni

    05 February 2017, 19:14
    Final report into the ‘Circumstances surrounding the deaths of mentally ill patients: Gauteng Province’ A....

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