Road Accident Fund

New Bill set to benefit road accident victims in SA

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,[…]

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Road Accident Fund freezes payouts as it runs out of money

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.[…]

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RAF needs millions: report

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[…]

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Clamp down on mosques employing illegal foreigners

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[…]

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RAF bill up for public comment

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[…]

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Father plans to take action against RAF

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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