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Saturday, July 14, 2018


One-off Madiba documentary replaces My Kitchen Rules SA on Sunday at 18h00

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have turned 100 on July 18, 2018, and to celebrate his life, M-Net will screen Carte Blanche Special: Mandela’s Letters on Sunday (July 15, 2018) in the 18h00 time slot usually reserved for My Kitchen Rules SA.

It is a prelude to the DStv Mandela 100 Tribute Channel, and will be followed at 19h00 by the weekly edition of Carte Blanche.

My Kitchen Rules SA will return to the 18h00 time slot on July 22.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African National Archives have been collecting and assembling letters he 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.

Says Lani Lombard, M-Net’s Head of Publicity: “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.”

DStv’s Mandela 100 Tribute Channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa, on channel 199.