Matthew Lester: RAF, levies, ambulance chasers and the never-ending drunk cycle

2015-03-08 20:52

We need to find a solution because next year there won’t be room in the fuel price for another 50 cents RAF levy, says Matthew Lester.

RAF welcomes fuel levy hike

2015-02-25 20:58

The Road Accident Fund has received a temporary lifeline with Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's announcement of a 50c hike in the fuel levy, it says.

RAF payout criteria come 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 woman 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.


Fuel levy likely to more than cover RAF claim costs

2015-03-03 07:02

The government expects the hike in the fuel levy to cover the monthly claim costs of the embattled Road Accident Fund with a bit to spare, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

ConCourt to hear application on grants

2015-02-11 15:09

The Constitutional Court is set to hear an application for leave to appeal in relation to foster care grants and the Road Accident Fund.

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.

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