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May 9, 2022
New Road Accident Fund Rules in the Pipeline for South Africa

The government is in the process of creating new rules for the administration of the Road Accident Fund through restructuring the fund and how payments are made. The RAF was established to provide financial aid to victims of motor vehicle accidents who have lost livelihoods, loved ones or been seriously injured in crashes on South […]

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April 19, 2022
What is covered by the Road Accident Fund?

Vehicle accidents are not only physically damaging but they are financially devastating as well. The emotional and financial toll of losing loved ones, replacing written off vehicles and mounting medical bills can be too much for some victims, causing severe psychological trauma. It’s why it is so important to understand the options available to you […]

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April 4, 2022
How to save fuel and money in the midst of fuel hikes

After 2 years of financial hardship because of a global pandemic, already cash-strapped South Africans must now grapple with exorbitant fuel increases. Despite crude oil prices being lower than they were 10 years ago, the government continues to increase fuel prices to record highs. This in turn pushes the price of food and other essential […]

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March 16, 2022
The most dangerous vehicles to drive in South Africa

If you are an experienced road user in South Africa, you know it can be like the Wild West on our roads! From speeding to drunk drivers, obnoxious taxi drivers and trucks galore, there are many hazards to dodge on the road. But did you ever consider another danger to dodge? Certain vehicle brands. While […]

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February 28, 2022
How to Speed Up Your Road Accident Fund Payout

Stop waiting! Get up to 75% of your settled RAF claim early! Were you involved in a motor vehicle accident and awarded a settlement figure by the Road Accident Fund (RAF)? Instead of waiting months or years for a payout, you can now get up to 75% of the claim value in as little as […]

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January 25, 2022
8 Causes of Accidents in South Africa

Heartbreaking headlines and images from car accidents are constantly splashed across our screens and newspapers in South Africa, with some of the worlds most reckless and inconsiderate drivers ruling the roads. In fact, the annual death toll due to road accidents in South Africa is one of the highest in the world and the highest […]

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January 18, 2022
The Top 10 Most Dangerous Roads In South Africa

We all know South Africa's roads can be rather perilous. From potholes to bad drivers and a lack of policing, it can be downright risky driving on certain roads in South Africa. The Road Accident Fund has assessed vehicle accident data to compile a list of the most dangerous roads in South Africa. Some may […]

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December 15, 2021
Badly Maintained Roads are Costing the Road Accident Fund Millions

It’s no secret our roads in South Africa are very poorly maintained. We all know the frustration of waiting months or years for a pothole or road surface defect to be repaired. It’s no wonder that the state of our roadsis a leading contributor to the volume of accidents and deaths we read about daily. […]

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December 15, 2021
Road Safety Tips for the Festive Season

While Christmas and New Year are a time of joy and celebration many families have unfortunately endured great loss over this festive period as a result of losing loved ones in car accidents. The volume of car accidents increases significantly in December and January with an alarming number of avoidable fatalities. The leading causes of […]

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December 15, 2021
How To Report Potholes on WhatsApp in Joburg

Potholes are a huge problem on South African roads. They are left until they are so wide and deep that fixing them becomes a matter of public safety. Potholes can cause serious accidents ranging from burst tires to head on collisions caused by drivers attempting to swerve away from the giant potholes. In fact, they […]

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