RAF to visit Kokstad on Saturday

2015-11-11 06:00

THE Road Accident Fund’s (RAF) award-winning outreach campaign hits the road once again to deliver services to Kokstad residents and surrounding communities at the town’s Catholic Church Centenary Hall on Saturday, 7 November.

Despite facing numerous challenges, the RAF has transformed into a shining example of service delivery, acquiring three consecutive clean audits through frugal financial management and efficient administration. Government’s consoling arm continues to set the bar high, providing the highest standard of care for severely injured motor vehicle accident survivors and financial support for their dependants or families on a daily basis.

Phumelela Dhlomo, RAF chief marketing officer, said the campaign seeks to broaden awareness about the organisation’s services while also assisting anyone who has been adversely impacted by accidents on the road.

“We therefore urge the public to come in numbers and meet everyone face-to-face on the day,” said Dhlomo.

“People can bring their ID or driver’s licence to make inquiries, while those who are eligible will be helped to claim directly, finalise settlement offers, or be issued with undertaking certificates to cover their medical expenses.

“Those who have been neglected by their legal representatives are also welcome to come.”

The RAF has a presence in 17 provincial hospital service points across KwaZulu-Natal, a fully functional regional office and a mobile unit which travels the length and breadth of the region. As part of the RAF’s Corporate Social Investment projects, scholar patrol uniforms and school shoes will be presented to underprivileged pupils at the stakeholder and media briefing session.

To ensure the RAF maintains its world-class suite of services without the lengthy process of costly litigation, which currently bedevils the fund, the Department of Transport has proposed a “no-fault” Road Accident Benefit Scheme which will make the system more affordable. Benefits will be defined and paid in a structured manner, irrespective of who was at fault. - Supplied.

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