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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.
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.
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.
Medical scheme administrator Discovery Health says it will launch contempt of court proceedings against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and its CEO, Collins Letsoalo, ‘within the next few days’, because it has not yet complied with a Constitutional Court ruling.
A stuntman who was injured during a stunt in an ice cream van during the filming of a commercial, has lost his legal bid to claim R20m in damages from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).
The Ombudsman for Banking Services (OBS) has warned that the repossession of vehicles by banks is on the rise due to the prolonged heightened cost of living, resulting in motorists falling behind with their vehicle finance repayments.
Discovery Health has revealed it will seek to hold the Road Accident Fund (RAF) in contempt of court if it fails to comply with this week’s Constitutional Court decision to honour claims lodged on behalf of members injured in traffic accidents.
The Department of Transport says it has scrapped 1 284 illegal taxis in the country since April, as part of its wider ‘taxi recapitalisation programme’.
Discovery Health has suffered a setback in its legal wrangle with the Road Accident Fund (RAF) over medical schemes’ right to claim reimbursements for past medical expenses from the fund.
In what a Pretoria News report calls a Road Accident Fund (RAF) claim with a twist, a motorist claimed damages from the entity after he said that he had hit a black, dead donkey that was in the middle of the lane in which he was travelling.
Proposed amendments in the Department of Transport’s draft Road Accident Fund Amendment Bill 2023 – open for public comment until 8 October – include a complete restructuring of the RAF, moving it away from a ‘compensation’ to a ‘social benefits’ structure,’ notes a Pretoria News report.
The City of Cape Town says it still plans to lodge an intergovernmental dispute on rail devolution – despite assurances from President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament last week that the timeframes set out in a White Paper were being adhered to, reports GroundUp.
Gauteng Judge President Dustan Mlambo defended an acting judge after he was attacked for refusing to rubber-stamp a Road Accident Fund settlement from an accident that occurred 22 years ago.
The City of Cape Town plans to sue the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) for damages during the eight-day stayaway earlier this month, reports News24.
Sanral has been collecting hundreds of millions of rands in e-toll fees from Gauteng motorists – eight months after the controversial system was originally meant to be scrapped.