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RAF to pay R4.3m for donkey cart accident

In a sequel to a donkey cart accident in August 2009 when an unknown driver drove into the cart and Thabang Waleng (10) was severely injured, Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) Acting Judge C Marais has ordered the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to pay more than R4.3m to Waleng.


Another major blow for RAF

Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Acting Judge I De Vos has ruled the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is wrong in insisting that it is not liable to compensate road accident victims for claims for medical expenses incurred by members of medical aid schemes.


Car dealership cybercrime appeal upheld

Cybercrime was once again the topic of a legal wrangle, this time between two car sale companies, with the one who bought two bakkies from the other, only to discover after delivery of the vehicles that cybercriminals had intercepted the electronic payment made for the vehicles.


Client fights ConCourt battle against Wesbank

A Wesbank client who is battling with the financial provider at the Constitutional Court after allegedly being defrauded, says his family has suffered depression after losing their belongings.


Pensioner arrested for allegedly defrauding relative of RAF payout

A pensioner has appeared in court on a charge of fraud after allegedly spending a R255 000 Road Accident Fund (RAF) payout meant to compensate a relative injured in a minibus taxi accident, reports TimesLIVE.


RAF slammed for not following court orders

The conduct of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its CEO, Collins Letsoalo, has been slammed in a Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) judgment, including the manner in which it has refused to abide by valid court orders.


RAF bid to stop assets auction dismissed

The legal problems confronting the Road Accident Fund (RAF) are intensifying, with the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week dismissing with costs an urgent application by the fund to prevent its moveable assets from being removed and auctioned to settle another unpaid claim.


Woman’s R11.4m battle with RAF continues

More than eight years after a matric pupil was severely injured in a car crash, her family is still fighting for the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to make good on the more than R11m settlement to which it initially agreed.


Contempt case on cards against RAF and CEO

Medical scheme administrator Discovery Health says it will launch contempt of court proceedings against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its CEO, Collins Letsoalo, ‘within the next few days’, because it has not yet complied with a Constitutional Court ruling.


Claim against RAF by injured stuntman dismissed

A stuntman who was injured during a stunt in an ice cream van during the filming of a commercial, has lost his legal bid to claim R20m in damages from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).


Alarm over surge in vehicle repossessions

The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) has warned that the repossession of vehicles by banks is on the rise due to the prolonged heightened cost of living, resulting in motorists falling behind with their vehicle finance repayments.


Discovery threatens RAF with contempt

Discovery Health has revealed it will seek to hold the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in contempt of court if it fails to comply with this week’s Constitutional Court decision to honour claims lodged on behalf of members injured in traffic accidents.


Hundreds of illegal taxis scrapped

The Department of Transport says it has scrapped 1 284 illegal taxis in the country since April, as part of its wider ‘taxi recapitalisation programme’.


Another setback for Discovery Health in RAF scrap

Discovery Health has suffered a setback in its legal wrangle with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) over medical schemes’ right to claim reimbursements for past medical expenses from the fund.


RAF liable after motorist crashed into dead donkey

In what a Pretoria News report calls a Road Accident Fund (RAF) claim with a twist, a motorist claimed damages from the entity after he said that he had hit a black, dead donkey that was in the middle of the lane in which he was travelling.


Bill proposes total RAF restructuring

Proposed amendments in the Department of Transport’s draft Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill 2023 – open for public comment until 8 October – include a complete restructuring of the RAF, moving it away from a ‘compensation’ to a ‘social benefits’ structure,’ notes a Pretoria News report.


Cape Town going ahead with rail dispute

The City of Cape Town says it still plans to lodge an intergovernmental dispute on rail devolution – despite assurances from President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament last week that the timeframes set out in a White Paper were being adhered to, reports GroundUp.


Mlambo defends acting judge over RAF ruling

Gauteng Judge President Dustan Mlambo defended an acting judge after he was attacked for refusing to rubber-stamp a Road Accident Fund settlement from an accident that occurred 22 years ago.


City to sue Santaco for damages

The City of Cape Town plans to sue the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) for damages during the eight-day stayaway earlier this month, reports News24.


Sanral continues collecting e-toll millions

Sanral has been collecting hundreds of millions of rands in e-toll fees from Gauteng motorists – eight months after the controversial system was originally meant to be scrapped.





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