M-Net (DStv 101) has scheduled a Carte Blanche Special: Mandela’s Letters as a once-off documentary special for this Sunday at 18:00 that will replace an episode of My Kitchen Rules for this week.
The Carte Blanche special that will be followed by the regular Sunday evening’s Carte Blanche episode at 19:00, is one of the new programmes that form part of the MultiChoice, M-Net, Anant Singh and Carte Blanche TV and film content celebrating what would have been former president Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on 18 July.
The special is a prelude to the DStv Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel that will be running on MultiChoice’s DStv satellite pay-TV platform.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African National Archives have been collecting and assembling letters Nelson Mandela wrote during his 27 years in prison.
Poignant, impassioned, gripping and inspirational, the letters – many of them never before revealed to the public – paint an intimate portrait of Madiba and provide insights into the ways in which he kept his spirits up during his incarceration.
“Carte Blanche, which is turning 30 this year, has reported on Madiba’s work and life in many exclusive inserts, and came closer to the man we got to know and love than most media outlets. Sunday’s programme continues this proud tradition,” says Lani Lombard, M-Net’s head of publicity.
My Kitchen Rules will return to the 18:00 timeslot on M-Net on Sunday, 22 July.