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A driver’s overtaking manoeuvre in June 2016 came under scrutiny in the Eastern Cape High Court (Mthatha), where his damages claim failed so dismally that it was found devoid of merit.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is weighing up its options after the Free State High Court (Bloemfontein) found against it in a matter involving disputes over a claim to a qualifying payee.
Motorists have been urged to carefully check any camera-based traffic fines that they receive. This follows allegations that some motorists have been incorrectly charged with infringements and criminal offences that they didn’t commit.
The SCA has turned down an appeal by the Transport Ministry against Brackenfell trailer companies who were constantly receiving fines for traffic violations racked up by customers renting from them.
Three judges will hear the case deemed the most important yet dealing with the non-payment of claims by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) as well as the plight of the cash-strapped entity.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has asked the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) to bar sheriffs from attaching its properties for failure to pay successful claimants. Collins Letsoalo, chief executive of the embattled RAF, admitted in an affidavit that the agency sought ‘what may be regarded as an extraordinary relief’, notes a report in The Star.
As previously reported, the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is so dysfunctional a judge has called for it to be urgently liquidated. However, since then, a law firm has called on the government to become involved and take responsibility in a bid to avoid a total collapse of the entity, says a report in The Mercury.
A Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) judge has blown the whistle on what she says are dubious goings-on between the Road Accident Fund (RAF) and some personal injury attorneys, according to legal writer Tania Broughton in a GroundUp report.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said this week it has been flooded with complaints after motorists claimed their efforts to renew their licences were blocked because of traffic fines of which they had no knowledge.
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is in such a dire financial position – exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic – that it is seeking an extension of 180 days to pay its debts, says a report in The Mercury.
In its application to the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) for the winding up of the Road Accident Fund (RAF), Maponya Attorneys says that given the financial peril the RAF is in, a court-ordered winding-up is the fairest outcome for all stakeholders.
As reported yesterday, Parliament has abandoned the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill in its current form. The Bill was meant to replace the Road Accident Fund (RAF) Act, which could have led to a drastic increase in the fuel levy, among other concerns, notes a Business Day report.
The Road Accident Fund’s panel attorneys are back out in the cold after a full Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) upheld an appeal by the RAF against the immediate execution of a court order in which its decision to axe the law firms was set aside.
The cash-strapped Road Accident Fund has accused 85 law firms – which it fired – of refusing to hand back 183 842 files with victims’ claims.
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).