09 November 2023 - NW3153
Sithole, Mr KP to ask the Minister of Transport
Whether there have been any issues in the pay-outs of the Road Accident Fund in the past two financial years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?
The RAF, over the past 3 years, implemented quality assurance processes. These include checking for: i) payments made induplicate, ii) mortality of claimants, iii) foreign claimants are in the country legally and iv) if tax affairs of the claimant representative attorney are in order. Quality assurance processes are in line with the PFMA, the Immigrations Act, Treasury Regulations and any other applicable framework.
Out of this exercise, a number of challenges were identified and are being rooted out.
Also, the RAF obtained Judgement in terms of Rule 45A to suspend all court orders not older than 180 days as a means to have equitable and systematic payment process. In this regard older claims are prioritised.
Implementation of quality assurance processes together with obtaining Rule 45A judgement saw the RNYP reduce to below R10 billion in both 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years.
RAF has since been able to make payment to all claims which have been quality assured.