RAF payout criteria comes under fire

2014-12-21 12:27

A High Court judge has criticised criteria used to determine Road Accident Fund payout amounts for widows after ordering the roads agency to pay a women R2.5m.

Road Accident Fund will pay - CEO

2014-12-15 18:39

The Road Accident Fund intends honouring its commitments to claimants, says CEO Eugene Watson

RAF ordered to pay R8m to former model

2013-10-09 09:01

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the Road Accident Fund to pay R8m into a trust for a former model who was injured in a car accident in June 2009.

Attorney-led RAF claims down

2013-09-17 21:08

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says the number of Road Accident Fund claims submitted by attorneys on behalf of clients has dropped steeply in the past five years.

RAF calls out to accident victims

2013-05-04 20:10

People who suffered injuries in road accidents were being assisted by the State, the Road Accident Fund says.

'Dishonest' RAF claim criticised

2012-12-13 10:02

A Johannesburg judge has criticised a "dishonest" R390 000 claim to the Road Accident Fund by someone who had apparently sprained their ankle in a car accident.

Cyclist deaths on roads increase

2012-10-17 14:38

As the number of cyclists on the roads increased, so has the number of fatalities, says the Automobile Association.

Plane in no-fly zone - jet scrambled

2012-07-25 22:02

Britain has scrambled a fighter jet after a commercial airliner entered restricted airspace put in place for the Olympics.

RAF to pay youth R20m after 2 accidents

2012-02-27 08:49

The Road Accident Fund is to pay more than R20m to a 19-year-old who suffers mental retardation and seizures after being involved in two separate accidents as a child.

Pretoria advocates challenge ruling

2011-11-14 22:21

Six Pretoria advocates struck off the roll for milking the Road Accident Fund applied for leave to appeal against the ruling.

RAF fraud syndicate trial postponed

2011-10-31 17:32

Four people accused of defrauding the Road Accident Fund of R6m have appeared briefly in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

Advocates 'mounted steed of greed'

2011-09-29 22:31

Thirteen Pretoria advocates who "mounted the steed of greed" and milked the Road Accident Fund will have to pay back more than R15.6m of their ill-gotten gains.

N West fraud accused's assets seized

2011-09-23 21:10

Assets worth R2.8m have been seized in Rustenburg from a couple accused of defrauding the Road Accident Fund, North West police say.

Advocate accused of 'milking' RAF suspended

2011-09-02 22:37

A Pretoria advocate who allegedly "milked" the Road Accident Fund for up to R237 400 for just one day's work has been suspended.

RAF a bottomless pit, advocates claim

2011-08-31 21:33

Advocates who face being struck off the roll for wrongdoing involving the Road Accident Fund say repaying the RAF would be like dumping money into a bottomless pit.

RAF technically insolvent

2011-08-05 12:02

The Road Accident Fund's liabilities exceeded its assets by R42.3bn, making it technically insolvent, says a report tabled in parliament.

Economist warns of steep petrol hike

2011-03-28 11:48

Motorists should brace themselves for more pain as the petrol price is likely to rise sharply again next month, says economist Tony Twine.

ConCourt confirms RAF Act finding

2011-02-17 16:36

The Constitutional Court has confirmed an order of constitutional invalidity from the Western Cape High Court, which will affect unfinished road accident claims from before August 2008.

10 arrested for RAF fraud

2010-12-10 12:23

Ten people were arrested near Port Elizabeth for allegedly submitting false claims to the Road Accident Fund, Eastern Cape police say.

RAF 'not declared unconstitutional'

2010-10-18 21:14

The Constitutional Court did not rule that Section 23 (1) of the Road Accident Fund, which limits the period to lodge a claim to three years, is unconstitutional.

RAF cap 'irrational'

2010-08-12 18:21

A damages cap set at R160 000 from the Road Accident Fund is "irrational" and infringes on the rights of the victims of road accidents, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Law society takes on RAF

2010-08-04 20:13

The Law Society of South Africa will challenge the Constitutional Court about its ruling on the Road Accident Fund Amendment Act and Regulations, it says.

RAF cancels Satawu meeting

2010-04-20 11:06

A meeting between the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union and the Road Accident Fund has been cancelled, sparking outrage from union leaders.

RAF judgement 'unfortunate'

2010-03-31 20:33

The judgment deeming the Road Accident Fund Amendment Act constitutional and lawful was "most unfortunate", the SA Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has said.

Zuma: Time to get tough

2010-03-15 20:07

President Jacob Zuma has instructed the country's law enforcement agencies to take a "tough line" on public transport operators who transgress the law.


RAF payout criteria is sexist - judge

2014-12-20 14:23

A High Court judge has criticised criteria used to determine Road Accident Fund payout amounts for widows, a report says.

RAF assists families after Alberton crash

2014-10-18 13:07

The Road Accident Fund has begun assisting the families of those affected by a multi-vehicle pile-up on the N12 near Alberton in Gauteng, which left four people dead.

Experts to look into road deaths

2013-09-18 22:00

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says a team of experts has been assembled to help government curb the number of road deaths.

RAF pays out after Survivor winner dies in SA

2013-09-02 15:22

The widow of an Australian celebrity killed in a motor vehicle collision on the Pilansberg Road, is set to receive a substantial sum of damages from the Road Accident Fund.

Britain's RAF joins Mali campaign

2013-01-13 16:20

The first of two British military transport planes pledged by the government to assist French troops in Mali is scheduled for departure.

Advocates beat Bar ban

2012-11-29 22:14

Efforts by the General Council of the Bar to ban more advocates from the profession for milking the Road Accident Fund has failed.

Murder suspects die in suicide pact

2012-08-24 12:32

The girlfriend of a KwaZulu-Natal mechanic who was murdered shortly after receiving a sizeable RAF payout has died along with her cousin as police swooped on them.

Ferreira gets interim payment from RAF

2012-06-06 11:27

Thomas Ferreira, who was seriously injured last year in a crash with a government vehicle, has been given an interim payout of R870 000 by the Road Accident Fund.

Prince William in Irish Sea rescue

2011-11-27 15:43

Prince William has joined the rescue mission after a cargo ship sank amid strong winds in the Irish Sea.

Relieve drivers on trips, minister urges

2011-11-07 19:54

We are repeating our calls for all public transport operators to ensure that no long-distance trip is undertaken without a relief driver, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says.

MEC opposes accident trust fund

2011-10-20 23:19

KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Willies Mchunu has rejected calls by a taxi association for the establishment of a trust fund to compensate road accident victims.

Boy hit by taxi driver 'brain damaged'

2011-09-27 09:38

A 7-year-old boy is believed to have sustained brain damage after being knocked over by Matome Thamage, who is also accused of dragging an advocate under his minibus taxi.

RAF to help Zeerust crash families

2011-09-12 11:56

The Road Accident Fund is to provide financial assistance to the families of the 14 people killed in a traffic accident in Zeerust last week, the North West public safety department says.

Pretoria advocate may face criminal probe

2011-09-01 20:25

A Pretoria advocate and attorneys who allegedly helped him to "milk" the Road Accident Fund of up to R237 400 for just one day's work might face a criminal investigation.

RAF fee uproar in court

2011-08-29 21:07

An uproar involving legal fees for road accident cases has resulted in the General Council of the Bar seeking to strike some Pretoria advocates off the roll.

RAF terminates CEO's services

2011-07-28 18:39

The Road Accident Fund says the services of its CEO have been terminated with immediate effect.

Fuel levy hike to hit motorists

2011-02-23 14:12

In addition to higher fuel prices, motorists will have to contend with increases in the fuel levy from April.

Top court confirms ruling on RAF

2011-02-17 15:41

The Constitutional Court has confirmed a judgment declaring a section of the Road Accident Fund act invalid and which affects claims made before August 2008.

22 people to appear for RAF fraud

2010-12-09 17:46

Twenty-two people are expected to appear before an Eastern Cape court for allegedly submitting false claims to the Road Accident Fund, Eastern Cape police say.

RAF grossly undercapitalised - report

2010-09-30 12:41

The Road Accident Fund is "grossly undercapitalised" with liabilities exceeding assets by R42.4bn, according to the fund's annual report.

United front against RAF

2010-08-11 20:01

Various associations are uniting to challenge parts of the Road Accident Fund Amendment Act and will make their voices heard in the Constitutional Court.

RAF pays R500m Swiss claim

2010-06-10 22:38

A motorcyclist from Switzerland has won more than half a billion rand from the Road Accident Fund.

Ndebele welcomes RAF ruling

2010-03-31 22:32

The North Gauteng High Court judgment deeming the RAF Amendment Act as lawful "ensured equity for all road users", Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has said.

RAF Act lawful, court rules

2010-03-31 18:37

An application to deem the Road Accident Fund Amendment Act unconstitutional and unlawful has been dismissed in the North Gauteng High Court.

RAF could collapse, court told

2010-03-03 21:10

There is a real risk the Road Accident Fund could collapse if the RAF Act were to be amended, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

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