CASE NUMBER: 15/2019 – CITY OF CAPE TOWN VS M-NET CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

After viewing the Respondent’s segment about the Sandvlei Community’s concern regarding the spillage of raw sewage into the Kuils River by the Zandvliet Water Treatment Works managed by the Complainant - including going through all the supplementary affidavits alleged to contain information which would bring balance to the broadcast had the Respondent utilised its content [...]

By |2019-10-14T09:04:22+02:00Oct 14th, 2019|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 15/2019 – CITY OF CAPE TOWN VS M-NET CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 11/2018 – JACOBSZ VS M-NET – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

The Tribunal considered a complaint that the broadcast on Carte Blanche of a controversial issue of public importance, namely captive bred lions, was one sided and amounted to a ”woeful condemnation of the CBL farming industry in SA”. According to written argument by the Complainant he expected of the Tribunal to understand that the animal [...]

By |2018-07-03T08:47:28+02:00Jul 3rd, 2018|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 11/2018 – JACOBSZ VS M-NET – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

CASE NUMBER: 10/2017 – REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LTD, MR S NGEBULANA, BILLION GROUP (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – LACK OF BALANCE

A complaint was lodged against Carte Blanche concerning a broadcast during which it was implied that the complainant was complicit in a corrupt property devaluation scheme allegedly conducted in the Property Evaluation Department of the Johannesburg City Council. While the complainant’s response to the situation was read out by the presenter, the complainant was not [...]

By |2017-06-09T08:08:17+02:00May 17th, 2017|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 10/2017 – REBOSIS PROPERTY FUND LTD, MR S NGEBULANA, BILLION GROUP (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – LACK OF BALANCE

CASE NUMBER 01/2017 – BUSCH VS CARTE BLANCHE – RIGHT TO REPLY

This is a complaint about a broadcast by Carte Blanche in which the Complainant, a public figure and television personality was portrayed not to be the person he claimed to be, namely a lover of big cats and conservationist, but in fact a person who ill-treated his animals. The Complainant alleged that the Broadcaster did [...]

By |2017-07-27T10:08:37+02:00Mar 9th, 2017|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER 01/2017 – BUSCH VS CARTE BLANCHE – RIGHT TO REPLY

CASE NUMBER: 02/2016 – ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK AUTHORITY VS ELECTRONIC MEDIA NETWORK (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

The paramount issue in this case is that of balanced reporting. On 23 August 2015, the Respondent, via its weekly programme “Carte Blanche”, which appears on the M-Net channel, broadcast a twelve-minute insert. The insert pertained to complaints about the way in which the Complainant, the iSimangaliso Wetland Authority, was managing the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:30+02:00Apr 6th, 2016|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NUMBER: 02/2016 – ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK AUTHORITY VS ELECTRONIC MEDIA NETWORK (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED – CARTE BLANCHE – BALANCE

CASE NO: 34/2010 – IN RE 2010 COMPLAINT BY PROF LOTZ AGAINST M-NET

IN RE 2010 COMPLAINT BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AGAINST M-NET  TO PROCURE REDRESS BY THE BCCSA IN FAVOUR OF PROF LOTZ. IN    RE   2014    FINDINGS   AND   RECOMMENDATIONS   BY    HUMAN    RIGHTS COMMISSION ON THE SAME  MATTER. REASONS   FOR DECLINING COMPLAINTS SUBMITTED TO BCCSA BY PROF LOTZ PERSONALLY AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN 2010. CLICK TO [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:33+02:00Dec 20th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 34/2010 – IN RE 2010 COMPLAINT BY PROF LOTZ AGAINST M-NET

CASE NO: 34/2014 – CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

Application for condonation for late filing of complaint – insufficient reasons for filing complaint more than three months beyond due date. Application dismissed. [2014] JOL 32627 (BCCSA) CLICK TO VIEW FULL JUDGMENT 

By |2015-12-18T19:58:16+02:00Dec 18th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 34/2014 – CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD VS M-NET – APPLICATION FOR CONDONATION

CASE NO: 42/2014 – SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL & LESTER VS M-NET – BALANCE

Complaints that a representative overview was not provided in a Carte Blanche programme that dealt with the fees of veterinarians not upheld. It was found that the reasonable viewer would have seen the programme as informative and that, in any case, the veterinarians interviewed clearly explained fee structures. The President of the South African Veterinary [...]

By |2017-01-27T11:46:36+02:00Dec 18th, 2015|M-Net|Comments Off on CASE NO: 42/2014 – SOUTH AFRICAN VETERINARY COUNCIL & LESTER VS M-NET – BALANCE