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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.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) brought an urgent application in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) this week against the Sheriff of Centurion East, Absa Bank and 346 claimants that have in the last six weeks sent the sheriff to attach all the monies in its eight Absa bank accounts, according to a report by Tony Beamish on the Moneyweb site.
Motorists affected by the burning Ford Kuga SUVs will be offered compensation in terms of a settlement agreement between the National Consumer Commission and Ford SA.
The City of Cape Town has no intention of implementing the traffic points demerit system within its area of jurisdiction, according to Mayoral Committee for Safety & Security member JP Smith.
Motorcyclists are angered over a City of Cape Town’s traffic by-law amendment they say will outlaw lane sharing with cars or riding between cars (lane-splitting).
US motor giant Ford has entered behind-the-scenes talks with SA's consumer watchdog to end the scandal of burning Ford Kuga SUVs, which, according to a Sunday Times report, has enraged victims of the debacle who were hoping the company would be prosecuted and held liable for damages.
The courts must take a robust approach towards economic giants who flex their financial muscle to bully unsuspecting consumers to accept flawed goods, and raise all sorts of spurious defences and denials.
The dispute between the eThekwini Municipality and the NPA over the issue of speed cameras shows no sign of ending, says a report in The Mercury. The DA’s Shaun Ryley said the dispute had been running for two years and left the metro police unable to fulfill one of its most vital responsibilities.