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Outa to challenge Aarto demerit system in court

The Pretoria taxi industry and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) have rejected the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act demerit system expected to kick in on 1 July.

Claimants testing new RAF directive

A group of frustrated claimants are taking on Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) over a new directive changing the rules under which victims file accident claims.

RAF, lawyers at odds over claims stipulation

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will no longer accept claims without a list of required documents such as accident reports, according to legal writer Zelda Venter in a Pretoria News report.

Will lifeline save RAF from collapse?

The maladministration, corruption and sheer recalcitrance on the part of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to compensate the very victims it was established to assist is a bitter pill to swallow.

SCA overturns ‘faulty’ vehicle refund ruling

Ticking and hissing noises inside the car and a Bluetooth system which does not perform optimally when the vehicle travelled beyond 70km an hour are not defects enough to render the vehicle dysfunctional.

Time to replace RAF's lump sum payments

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is technically insolvent. Efforts have been made to replace the current system that has been branded as ‘unworkable, unsustainable and corrupt’ with a no-fault based scheme, where compensation would be disbursed monthly to the road accident victims.

RAF wins reprieve to avoid 'implosion'

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has slipped into deep financial trouble, revealing the possibility of its ‘imminent implosion’ in an application to suspend all writs of execution granted against it, as well as settlements it has already reached with claimants – be it court orders or settlements – for a period of 180 days.

RAF ordered to pay quadriplegic accident victim R11m

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been ordered to pay an accident victim, now a quadriplegic, R11.5m by Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Acting Judge Anthony Millar, who described the circumstances in which Henri Lombard now found himself in as ‘an immensely tragic matter’.

R2.3m for assault by crooked traffic officers

A motorist who was assaulted when he took pictures of traffic officials accepting bribes next to the N1 will get R2.3m compensation.

RAF damages claim ‘devoid of truth’

A driver’s overtaking manoeuvre in June 2016 came under scrutiny in the Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha), where his damages claim failed so dismally that it was found devoid of merit.

RAF considers claim dispute ruling

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is weighing up its options after the Free State High Court (Bloemfontein) found against it in a matter involving disputes over a claim to a qualifying payee.

Warning on faulty camera-based traffic fines

Motorists have been urged to carefully check any camera-based traffic fines that they receive. This follows allegations that some motorists have been incorrectly charged with infringements and criminal offences that they didn’t commit.

SCA dismisses Transport Ministry's trailer fines appeal

The SCA has turned down an appeal by the Transport Ministry against Brackenfell trailer companies who were constantly receiving fines for traffic violations racked up by customers renting from them.

Full Bench reviewing RAF’s payments failings

Three judges will hear the case deemed the most important yet dealing with the non-payment of claims by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) as well as the plight of the cash-strapped entity.

RAF seeks to bar attachment of its properties

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has asked the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to bar sheriffs from attaching its properties for failure to pay successful claimants. Collins Letsoalo, chief executive of the embattled RAF, admitted in an affidavit that the agency sought ‘what may be regarded as an extraordinary relief’, notes a report in The Star.

Court bid to force government's hand on RAF

As previously reported, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is so dysfunctional a judge has called for it to be urgently liquidated. However, since then, a law firm has called on the government to become involved and take responsibility in a bid to avoid a total collapse of the entity, says a report in The Mercury.

Liquidate RAF, says damning judgment

A Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) judge has blown the whistle on what she says are dubious goings-on between the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and some personal injury attorneys, according to legal writer Tania Broughton in a GroundUp report.

Outa flags hitches in motor licence renewal process

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said this week it has been flooded with complaints after motorists claimed their efforts to renew their licences were blocked because of traffic fines of which they had no knowledge.

Desperate RAF seeks time to pay debts

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is in such a dire financial position – exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic – that it is seeking an extension of 180 days to pay its debts, says a report in The Mercury.

RAF winding up the 'fairest outcome' – attorneys

In its application to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) for the winding up of the Road Accident Fund (RAF), Maponya Attorneys says that given the financial peril the RAF is in, a court-ordered winding-up is the fairest outcome for all stakeholders.

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