The Department of Transport (DoT) has defended its move to ignore a court order to retain the panel of attorneys set up in 2014 to act on behalf of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in claims made by victims of motor vehicle accidents. The department says it had launched an[…]
More than 10,000 people have lost their lives on South African roads during the festive season in the past six years, according to figures from the Road Traffic Management Corporation. According to the RTMC, there is a 30-day waiting period between the provisional and final death toll number presented to[…]
Road accident victims are set to benefit more from a new bill that will provide for more sustained compensation. Rather than a lump sum payout, the Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill makes provision for payments over an extended period. But probably the most significant change from the Road Accident Fund,[…]
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has contacted numerous claimants‚ service providers and the caregivers to inform them that the fund’s bank account has officially been attached by the Sheriff of the Court and is now frozen. The RAF’s CEO Eugene Watson cited steep attorney’s fees for bleeding the account dry.[…]
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has a funding shortfall of R800 million a month, which is stalling payment to claimants, The Star reported on Monday. The fund reportedly sent a letter to lawyers a week ago saying it owed R6.2 billion to 5140 claimants and service providers, and the figure[…]
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a strong appeal to masajid and other Muslim organizations, to avoid employing foreign nationals who do not have the appropriate work permits or documentation. This comes after the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) announced that a meeting would be scheduled between the department[…]
The Department of Transport has announced that a draft for the Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill will be made available for public comment this week. The proposed new regulations will seek to speed up the process in which claimants are paid out after an accident. Amongst the introductions is a[…]
The life of Ebrahim Khan changed one fateful night when he received a dreadful call all parents fear. On the evening of the 24th of March 2011 his second eldest daughter, Fagmieda Khan, then 17 years old, was treated for life threatening injuries after a drunk driver mounted the curb[…]
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