Accident victims win first legal fight to scrap RAF’s new requirements
Fund plans to appeal court ruling that it exceeded its powers in issuing new requirements and created barriers impeding accident victims’ ability to lodge claims
The Pretoria high court has ordered the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to scrap a board notice setting out onerous new requirements for lodging claims, declaring it unlawful, unconstitutional and at odds with the organisation’s obligations to compensate victims of traffic accidents.
While the ruling represents a victory for the applicants, it is only the first of two legal battles over the RAF’s push to increase the mandatory documentation required when road traffic accident victims lodge claims. A second board notice with similar requirements is still in play...
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