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RAF financial and administrative hurdles laid bare

Apr 19 2018 16:33 – Khulekani Magubane Cape Town – The Road Accident Fund (RAF) told Parliament’s portfolio committee on transport on Wednesday that the organisation’s business had had to lease various items instead of buying them in order to prevent the sheriff of the court from attaching its office goods. This drastic state of affairs signified the financial and administrative crisis the fund found itself in, as the yawning gap between claims lodged and claims turned around remains stubbornly high and accusations of fraud and bad spending persist. Full Story on Fin24

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Little Girl gets Big Court Payout

Little girl awarded big court payout

PRETORIA NEWS 13 MARCH 2018 ZELDA VENTER LITTLE Omphile Ngwenya will never be able to walk, talk or eat by herself – all due to the negligence of some doctors and nurses at the Pholosong Hospital in Brakpan. The now 5-year-old was born in 2012 with brain damage after the medical staff at both this hospital and the KwaThema Clinic failed to act fast enough when it was realised the foetus was in distress. It appeared that Omphile was too large for her mother Lindiwe Ngwenya’s pelvis. She urgently needed to have a Caesarian Section, but due to staff and doctors dragging their heels, this was done too late. By the time she was eventually born in the early hours of March 24, 2012, Omphile suffered severe lack of oxygen, leaving her with permanent brain damage. She now suffers from severe cerebral palsy. Her mother instituted a damages claim against

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Short-changed by RAF; now a millionaire

[av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Short-changed by RAF; now a millionaire’ color=” style=” custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] Pretoria News 17 Nov 2017 ZELDA VENTER zelda.venter@inl.co.za Abel Lebereko, who took on the RAF – and won. PHOTOGRAPHER and car crash victim Abel Thabiso Lebereko emerged from the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria an instant millionaire after the initial R200 000 he received from the Road Accident (RAF) was replaced with R2.3 million. After initially going the direct route and claiming damages against the RAF, he was short-changed by a whopping R2.1m. The 43-year-old was severely injured in a car accident in 2008. He lodged his claim directly with the RAF and was paid R200 000 by way of a settlement agreement the following year. After feeling his claim was under-settled, Lebereko turned to a

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RAF Faces Bumpy Road Financially Over Fuel Levy

[av_heading heading=’RAF Faces Bumpy Road Financially Over Fuel Levy’ tag=’h1′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] Article in Pretoria News 10 October 2017: By JAMES MAHLOKWANE [/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] THE Road Accident Fund (RAF) is heading for a bumpy road after the National Treasury gave notice of strategic delays in payment of the fuel levy into its account for the last months of the year due to what it calls “cash pressures”. The Treasury told the Pretoria News that as part of its cash management operations, there was a need to align large payments with large tax revenue inflows over the last two days of each of the months where possible. RAF chief financial officer Rodney Gounden had initially announced the anticipated delays and apologised for inconveniences to all stakeholders, but DA member of the

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Motor Collision Injuries & Death: Know your Rights

[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’Motor Collision Injuries & Death: Know your Rights’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”] Gert Nel on Cliffcentral [/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] The law is changing – victims of road accidents will be receiving less in terms of The Road Accident Benefit Bill (RABS when it becomes law soon), regardless of how bad their injury is. Hear how this will affect you. Also, all your questions posted on LegalTalkSA, such as: “Should I use my own attorney for an injury claim or go straight to the fund for compensation?” and “I was injured in a motor collision when I was 9 years old and my parents never claimed. I’m now 19 is it too late to claim and would it make a difference if it was a hit and

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How Much Longer Must I Wait?

[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’How Much Longer Must I Wait?’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] Article In You and Drum Magazine (March 2017) [/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” admin_preview_bg=”] Recent article: How Much Longer Must I Wait?  Gert Nel has made an appearance in recent publications highlighting the plight of those who are awaiting settlements from the RAF. The Article, that can be found in the 9 March 2017 You Magazine, tells how 200 000 victims have been awarded damages by the Road Accident Fund but have yet to see a cent. Grab a copy of the Magazine at your local store or download to your mobile device to read more. [/av_textblock]

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Hond byt kind, so vrou moet betaal

[av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’Hond byt kind, so vrou moet betaal’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” margin=”] Beeld 28 Sep 2016 Jeanne Marié Versluis [/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-82fli’ admin_preview_bg=”] Die “word-gou-gesond”-kaartjie en sjokolade wat ’n honde-eienaar gestuur het aan ’n agtjarige seun wat gebyt is, kon nie die gewone vrygewigheid van ’n barmhartige Samaritaan gewees het nie. Monica Phuti Selane van Boksburg het ook uitgevra oor die seun se toestand en beplan om hom in die hospitaal te besoek. Tog het sy die eis teengestaan wat die seun se ma teen haar ingedien het weens die skade wat hy in ’n honde-aanval opgedoen het. Selane het self getuig sy het met die seun se gesin probeer praat om hulle met sy mediese koste en sorg te help. Haar optrede was eerder dié

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Monica Janse Van Rensburg on Pretoria FM

Monica Janse Van Rensburg, attorney at Gert Nel Inc. specialising in medical negligence, was recently interviewed on Pretoria FM. Topics covered include: How often do your medical negligence claims relate to Obstetrics? Claims against obstetricians average, according to media reports, about R30m each year. What type of negligence do you deal with the most?

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Paralysed car smash victim to get millions

RAF agrees to pay him out after initially offering a mere R25 000 Pretoria News 3 Mar 2015 ZELDA VENTER HIGH COURT REPORTER Petrus Taje is to receive a multi-million rand payout from the Road Accident Fund after an accident left him paralysed. A FORMER miner left paralysed following a car accident in 2006, will, thanks to the intervention of lawyers, receive a multi-million rand payout from the Road Accident Fund (RAF), which initially offered him a mere R25 000. Petrus Taje, 40, has been living in a home for the disabled in Bloemfontein for nine years since the accident and had to make do with a disability grant. Following the settlement which was yesterday made an order of the High Court sitting in Pretoria, an elated Taje said he could now make life easier for himself. The first thing on his list is to buy his own home and

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