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Gert Nel Inc has requested the Constitutional Court to intervene in the Road Accident Fund (RAF) due to concerns about the practice directives that impede the public’s ability to make claims.
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First published in the Daily Maverick 168 weekly newspaper. The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has made the news for all the wrong reasons over the past decade, with stories of financial mismanagement, non-payment of experts and possible insolvency littering news pages. The crisis is so bad that last week the RAF asked the North Gauteng High Court to bar sheriffs from attaching its properties for failure to pay successful claimants. This was granted, with debts older than 180 days to be paid before the end of this month, and the rest by 12 September. Although some medical experts and attorneys owed money by the RAF are crying foul, CEO Collins Letsoalo says he is determined to pay experts what they’re owed, while cutting costs and rooting out corruption. Speaking anonymously for fear of reprisal, a businessman (Mr X) owns a company that contracts medical professionals, such as orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, who write
By Zelda Venter Pretoria – The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been ordered to pay an accident victim, now a quadriplegic, R11.5 million in damages to help him in making his life easier. Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, Acting Judge Anthony Millar described the circumstances in which Henri Lombard now found himself in as “an immensely tragic matter”. The judge said it was evident from the evidence that Lombard’s life had been irreparably altered by the injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident in which he was passenger in June 2018. At the time of the accident, Lombard, now 25 and one of twin brothers, was attending his final-year apprenticeship towards an N2 diploma. He was named student of the year, yet would never be able to work again, the court was told. He suffered severe spinal cord injuries and can now only move one of his arms slightly. He
By Zelda Venter Pretoria – Nearly 13 years ago, a teenager was about to start her matric year when she was a passenger in a car which was involved in an accident. Mmakgoshi Edith Molala, who was 17 in January 2008 when the accident occured, waited more than 12 years for justice. She at first lodged her claim directly to the Road Accident Fund (RAF). Nothing came of it and the fund later told her the claims had prescribed. Seven years later an attorney took on her plight, resulting in a judge recently ordering that she should receive more than R8-million from the RAF. Molala sustained a severe head injury with facial scarring that resulted in mood disturbances, memory and concentration difficulty, personality and behavioural changes as a result of her injuries. She was at the time hospitalised for more than a month. Shortly after the accident her mother made
The Star Early Edition 24 Aug 2020 WITH GEORGINA CROUTH Parliament’s Transport Committee finally rejects bill in its entirety, saying it does not agree with it SIX years after the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (Rabs) bill was first proposed to eventually replace the insolvent Road Accident Fund, the Portfolio Committee on Transport in Parliament dispensed with the bill. The controversial – and unconstitutional – bill was first brought before the committee in 2017, which triggered an outcry from the medico-legal fraternity and opposition parties. Rabs would have run in parallel with the RAF. On Friday, the committee announced that it did not agree with the bill. It rejected the bill “in its entirety” and said it was of the view that amendments to the RAF Act 56 of 1996 (as amended) may be more prudent at this time. What these amendments would entail is unclear but it’s believed to include
Fund’s new operating model aims to finalise claims within 120 days, not four to five years Cape Argus 3 Aug 2020 GEORGINA CROUTH & DAVID RITCHIE THE EFFORTS of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to focus on paying accident victims are proving fruitful, despite failure to have it declared an essential service during the lockdown. The RAF has been plagued by inefficiencies for years to the detriment of crash victims and their dependants. The fund, which has a shortfall of more than R17 billion, has admitted to having neglected its primary mandate to settle and investigate claims, by focusing on unnecessary and costly legal battles. In February, acting chief executive Collins Letsoalo declined to renew contracts for the fund’s panel of attorneys and requested that they hand over all unfinalised case files. The 85 aggrieved attorneys took the matter to the high court in March, where Judge Norman Davis ruled
Pretoria News 3 Aug 2020 ZELDA VENTER WHILE lawyers welcome the fact that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) is changing its litigation strategy to streamline payouts, the administrative problems to get their cases on the court roll are a stumbling block. Several lawyers said despite the challenges created by Covid-19 and ongoing litigation between the RAF and its former panel of attorneys, the entity was achieving its strategic goal to turn things round. The Pretoria Attorneys Association recently raised concerns over the practical and administrative problems faced by practitioners in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, which it said was the busiest court in the country. Tiaan Joubert, chairperson of the association, confirmed having had a meeting last month with Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, Acting Deputy Judge President Sulet Potterill, registrars and other office managers to discuss, among other issues, the concern that no trial matters had been allocated for 2021