The Constitutional Court has rejected the application by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to appeal against a high court ruling compelling it to resume payments to medical schemes. This puts a final nail in the coffin to RAF efforts to stop honouring claims from medical schemes for members who have been injured in traffic accidents.

The apex court’s decision has industry-wide implications, as it provides medical schemes and their administrators with legal assurance that they can continue a long-standing practice of covering their members’ medical bills for injuries sustained in traffic accidents, and then claiming the money back from the RAF...

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