On Carte Blanche this week: 22 January
What recourse is open to the victims of online banking theft? What should you do if you’re at loggerheads with your complex’s body corporate? These and more questions will be examined by the Carte Blanche team this week.
Showmax subscribers living overseas get every episode of Carte Blanche delivered to their screens within 48 hours of the M-Net broadcast. Here’s what they can look forward to in this episode.
The 2018 national matric pass rate of 78% made for some great headlines, but experts contend that the standards for a Grade 12 pass have dropped, and the burden of the failure of the Basic Education system has simply been transferred to tertiary institutions. Now with thousands of applicants and limited space, universities and colleges around the country are preparing to take on this year’s matriculants. Carte Blanche assesses the tribulations facing institutions and students. (Producer: Liz Fish; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli). Watch now »
For home buyers, finally owning a property is a dream come true, but sectional title owners can easily find themselves at loggerheads with the trustees of their complex’s body corporate – turning a peaceful home into hostile territory. Carte Blanche investigates whether owners know their rights and responsibilities and what to do when they fall foul of trustees and managing agents. (Producer: Stenette Grosskopf and Este de Klerk; Presenter: Derek Watts; Research: Laura Byrne). Watch now »
Imagine you are a responsible, careful online banking user, but one day discover that all your bank accounts have been emptied out by hackers. To top it all, when you report it to the bank, they blame you, saying you were negligent and they will not reimburse you – it is your loss. Carte Blanche investigates the avenues of recourse open to victims. (Producer: Eugene Botha; Presenter: Derek Watts). Watch now »
Musa Manzini is a celebrated jazz musician and a maestro with the guitar. But he shocked the country when he was filmed playing his guitar while undergoing brain surgery. Keeping a patient awake during a craniotomy is a well-known practice, but in South Africa, playing a guitar as surgeons work to remove a tumour, has been hailed as ground-breaking. Now Manzini is back home and on the way to a full recovery. (Producer: Julian Sun; Presenter: Macfarlane Moleli; Research: Siniketiwe Hlanze). Watch now »
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