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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.
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.
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.
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.
As reported yesterday, Parliament has abandoned the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill in its current form. The Bill was meant to replace the Road Accident Fund (RAF) Act, which could have led to a drastic increase in the fuel levy, among other concerns, notes a Business Day report.
The Road Accident Fund’s panel attorneys are back out in the cold after a full Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) upheld an appeal by the RAF against the immediate execution of a court order in which its decision to axe the law firms was set aside.
The cash-strapped Road Accident Fund has accused 85 law firms – which it fired – of refusing to hand back 183 842 files with victims’ claims.
Litigants involved in motor vehicle accidents ‘are being held at ransom’ by the failure of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its acting CEO Collins Letsoalo to perform their constitutional duties, according to a scathing judgment by Judge Wendy Hughes in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria).
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has shot down the Road Accident Fund’s (RAF) bid to overturn a ruling which effectively puts on ice its plans to cut ties with 103 panel attorneys contracted to it.
The reach stacker, a vehicle used for handling cargo containers in terminals or ports, is a motor vehicle as contemplated in the Road Accident Fund (RAF) Act, the SCA held yesterday, according to TimesLIVE.
Describing their concerns as ‘more illusory than real’, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has dismissed an urgent application by attorneys to continue as lawyers for the RAF.
A used car salesman’s dirty tricks have finally caught up with him, his wife and an associate. According to a report on the IoL site, four years after Erens and Crische Uys, from Gordon’s Bay, and their associate Denzil Bell, from Caledon, appeared in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Bellville, the Uys couple admitted to no fewer than 220 charges, including fraud and racketeering.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) officially cancelled its tender to appoint new law firms on Friday and is determined to sack all 103 law firms it currently has on its panel.
More than 90 mostly black-owned law firms and their clients across the country might be left in the lurch after the Road Accident Fund (RAF) demanded they hand back case files.
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act – to be rolled out in June – will presume motorists guilty until they prove themselves innocent and therefore take away the constitutional rights of motorists.