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RAF bid not to pay Olivia Jackson turned down

Nearly nine years after UK stuntwoman Olivia Jackson was badly injured while filming a movie in SA, she is struggling to receive compensation from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).


Dealers ordered to repay customers for defective cars

The National Consumer Tribunal has fined two car dealers and ordered one of them to repay a customer R1m after hearing the cases brought by the National Consumer Commission (NCC).


AutoZone enters business rescue

Automotive parts retailer and wholesaler AutoZone has voluntarily entered business rescue. The decision followed a resolution taken by the AutoZone Holdings board of directors last week.


More than 80 000 unroadworthy taxis destroyed

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has announced that the department has destroyed 83 713 of the 135 894 targeted unroadworthy taxis across the country, reports The Citizen.


Bid to have noisy car swopped or returned fails

The ‘clack clack noise’ a woman’s brand new Volkswagen Polo Vivo made when she tried to switch on the ignition for the first time was too much for the owner and she either wanted another brand-new vehicle delivered to her or to be refunded.


Aarto demerit system one step closer

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has confirmed that her department is putting in the structures necessary to implement Aarto, including the appointment of the members of the Aarto Appeals Tribunal.


Dealership ordered to fix vehicle rust

Rust on the floor of a new vehicle which was detected two months after the vehicle was purchased in November 2017 became the subject of a legal wrangle in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).


Judge highlights African tradition in RAF ruling

Lina Baloyi has successfully turned to the Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) to force the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to pay her for loss of support after her only remaining child died in a car accident.


RAF fighting massive claims by foreigners

Fearing that it is being bled dry, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is engaged in a fight against claims – especially those from foreigners – which seem not only excessive, but also suspicious, reports City Press.


RAF to pay R12m to brain damaged man

Marnus van Graan – who has been waiting nearly seven years to be compensated after he had submitted a claim to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) following the severe brain damage he had suffered when a car collided with his vehicle as he was overtaking it, is set to receive R12m.


MEC liable for motorist’s pothole injuries

MEC for Public Works and Roads Gaoage Molapisi was yesterday found by the North West High Court (Mahikeng) to be liable for 100% of the damages ‘as may be proven or agreed’ from the injuries to an engineer whose vehicle hit a pothole on a gravel road, lost control and collided with a tree.


Zuma's ex-son-in-law in Bentley battle

Lonwabo Sambudla, the ex-husband of former President Jacob Zuma's daughter, Duduzile, is fighting to keep his three ultra-luxury vehicles – a Ferrari, Rolls Royce and Bentley – after falling into arrears.


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.





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