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Eastern Cape motorists ignoring traffic fines

A meagre R32 550 – that is all the Eastern Cape Department of Transport has been able to collect for traffic fines issued across the province, with almost R200m still outstanding for the past three financial years, reports HeraldLIVE.

Ambulances, RAF impasse affects crash scenes

Injured motor vehicle accident victims are having to wait up to an hour for an ambulance as private ambulances are refusing to attend to crash scenes as their battle over non-payments with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) remain unresolved.

Clients sue RAF to overturn 'unfair' directives

By placing obstacles which make it nearly impossible to lodge claims, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is infringing on the constitutional rights of claimants.

RTMC remains firm on five-year licence renewals

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has said the requirement for drivers to renew their licences every five years is necessary for road safety.

Mbalula extends drivers' licences renewal period

The grace period for licence renewals has once again been extended, with 1.2m motorists in possession of expired licences yet to renew them.

Driving licence renewal ‘crisis’ looms

The end of the grace period for renewing learner’s licences, driving licence cards, temporary driving licences, and professional driving permits (PrdPs) that expired between March and December last year is looming.

Policeman awarded R2m in RAF claim

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been ordered to pay a police officer R2m in damages and income loss, after a car crash left him confined to an office, doing administrative work, 17 years ago.

Minister taken aback by RAF-linked assets attachment

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is furious about the surprise attachment of assets from the department's offices by the Sheriff of the Court, according to a News24 report.

SARS pursuit of motorist blunted by SCA

It’s official: owners of imported vehicles sporting Lesotho, Botswana and eSwatini number plates can drive freely and unhindered on SA roads. This after the SCA threw out an appeal by SARS against an earlier judgment in the Free State High Court, brought by a Ficksburg resident whose vehicle was impounded by customs officials in 2019.

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.

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