Portfolio Committee meeting held on 09 May 2017

Since early 2017 it became clear that the RAF leadership and the Department of Transport is attempting all in their power to ‘promote’ the RABS Bill as quickly as they can. This is not the problem. The problem is that they are trying to achieve this without following the legally required processes of Parliament, Treasury, NEDLAC, or proper and meaningful consultations with the Portfolio Committee on Transport, the industry or by being honest with the public.

APRAV UPDATE RE THE RECENT CABINET APPROVAL OF THE 'RABS BILL'

Cabinet DID NOT approve the RABS bill!

RAF 'shambles': Public Protector is investigating maladministration

The Public Protector has assigned a senior investigator to investigate the Road Accident Fund for maladministration.

RAF recent challenges: RAF & DOT briefing; RAF Amendment Bill briefing : 28 Feb 2017

The Committee met to be briefed by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) on the recent freezing and subsequent release of their central bank accounts. The RAF said that although R8.6 billion was validly due to claimants, the fiscal reality as set out by the Finance Minister was that one could not just add 35-45c/litre to the existing fuel levy and think that would not have a knock-on effect on the economy.

Update from Portfolio Committee on Transport meeting held on 28 February 2017 Re RAF/RABS

In the past 2 months a lot has happened in the industry and whilst we have been silent, we have been working behind the scenes.

RAF Financial Challenges

Challenges at the RAF Regarding the Freezing and Subsequent Release of the Fund's Bank Accounts

Is the RABS Bill on the 2017 Parliamentary Programme?

Parliamentary Programme for the Second Term

    Who is APRAV?

    The Association for the Protection of Road Accident Victims (APRAV) is a non-profit organisation that aims to protect the rights of South African citizens affected by accidents on our roads.

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    What is the RABS Bill?

    The Road Accident Benefit Scheme will replace the current Road Accident Fund, which in principle will introduce a move away from the insurance based system of compensation to that of a structured benefit scheme.

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    How will the RABS affect me?

    South African road users would predominantly be affected and impacted by the RABS Bill as claimants will be forced to manage their own claims without the option of legal assistance.

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    What is the Solution?

    APRAV will strive to make the new scheme affordable, practically executable and make sure that the public’s legal rights are protected. It will ensure that the scheme will result in proper medical treatment and rehabilitation, and support the public in whatever way necessary.

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    News

    Portfolio Committee meeting held on 09 May 2017

    Since early 2017 it became clear that the RAF leadership and the Department of Transport is attempting all in their power to ‘promote’ the RABS Bill as quickly as they can. This is not the problem. The problem is that they are trying to achieve this without following the legally required processes of Parliament, Treasury, NEDLAC, or proper and meaningful consultations with the Portfolio Committee on Transport, the industry or by being honest with the public.

    Filed Under: News Public RAF
    APRAV UPDATE RE THE RECENT CABINET APPROVAL OF THE 'RABS BILL'

    Cabinet DID NOT approve the RABS bill!

    Filed Under: News Public RAF
    RAF 'shambles': Public Protector is investigating maladministration

    The Public Protector has assigned a senior investigator to investigate the Road Accident Fund for maladministration.

    Filed Under: News Public RAF

    The following statistic shows how many employed- or unemployed road users claim in a year.

    The following statistic shows how many claimants with- or without skills claim within a year.

    The following statistic shows how many men and women claim within a year.

    The following statistic shows how many claimants claim with Physical Damage Insurance (PDI).

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