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Cape Town rolls out drone operation

Illegal drag racers were last weekend outwitted by Cape Town's drone technology that led to 33 arrests for illegal drag racing in Mitchells Plain.

Judge rejects suspicious RAF claim

Limpopo High Court (Polokwane) Judge Maake Kganyago has picked up a suspicious claim lodged against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) – a R4m claim instituted following an alleged road accident did not make sense given the facts before the court.

Truck blockade threatens 'entire supply chain'

Southbound lanes towards Durban at Van Reenen’s Pass were last night reopened after trucks blocked the highway, the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC) has confirmed.

RAF reprimanded over uncontested claim overturn bid

The decision by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to fire its panel of attorneys in order to save money and rather to settle claims has come back to haunt the embattled entity.

RAF told it can't hide behind legal action

Parliament's legal advisers have found that the Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula and the leadership of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) could not use legal action as an excuse for not submitting the fund's financials and audit report to Parliament.

SA companies pilot new anti-speeding device

New technology, known as a SpeedFox device, which is fitted into a vehicle to limit its speed, has been hailed as a solution to the road carnage in the country.

R2m spousal claim against RAF rejected

A woman who said she was entitled to R2m from the Road Accident Fund (RAF) – because her partner whom she had intended to marry was killed in a car accident – has been turned down by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).

Judge reduces taxi operator’s fine

Taxi operator Xolani Dlamini – who had been ‘incorrectly sentenced’ for operating without a valid permit – will pay R6 000 less on a fine imposed by a lower court.

Call for mandatory motor insurance to replace RAF

SA’s Fuel Retailers Association has proposed scrapping the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in favour of a mandatory insurance scheme.

Denel workers paid from attached RMB account

Fourteen current and former Denel employees of have been paid R4.7m from an attached RMB bank account of the state-owned arms manufacturer.

Bobroffs finally forfeit R95m to state

Fugitive father and son duo Ronald and Darren Bobroff have forfeited R95m to the government after the Constitutional Court dismissed their last remaining option to continue their fight to get the money back.

State gets to grips with new RAF rules

The government is developing new policies to restructure the existing Road Accident Fund (RAF) scheme and how money is paid out, says a Business Tech report.

MPs warned against 0% alcohol driving proposal

Parliamentary legal advisers have recommended that government scrap its proposal to introduce a zero-tolerance drunk driving rule.

Tshwane to apply for interdict against driving schools

The City of Tshwane is going to court to halt a strike by driving schools which has disrupted services at licensing centres in the city and around Gauteng, reports TimesLIVE.

Lawyers lock horns with RAF over court orders

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has incurred the wrath of lawyers, who are accusing it of trying to rescind a host of legitimate court orders.

Ongoing RAF plight highlighted

There was much fanfare last July when Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) had turned the corner and posted a R3.2bn surplus for the first time in years.

Doctor accused of major RAF scam

A medical doctor operating in Mbizana has been arrested and accused of fraud relating to R18m in claims made against the Road Accident Fund (RAF), reports AlgoaFM.

Drivers' smart cards to be rolled out next year

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that a new-generation ‘smart’ driver’s licence card will be rolled out from October 2023, with the current card to be phased out over a five-year period.

Why demerit system can work despite judgment

The government will be able to introduce a driving licence demerit points system despite the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the Aarto Amendment Act being declared unconstitutional and invalid by the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) last week.

Metros seek to recoup lost Aarto revenue

The opposition-led Johannesburg and Tshwane metros which have ‘guinea pigs’ for the implementation of Aarto are contemplating legal action against government for lost revenue, according to a Rapport report.

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