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From the Bee in my Bonnet column – Fred Karno’s Circus?

FRED Karno was the stage name of Frederick John Westcott (b 1866 – d 1941) - a theatre impresario and developer of sketch comedy without dialogue to circumvent stage censorship in...

RAF achieves unprecedented milestone

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has achieved a significant reduction in administrative costs of more than R7 billion in the 2020/2021 financial year, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. Highlighting progress that has...

Road Accident Fund – ‘a travesty’

Catastrophic incompetence – Transport Minister reveals bankrupt RAF has a R49.9-bn backlog and 45 000 claims stretching unpaid for more than 10 years.  THE Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyers Association (PIPLA) is the latest...

Claims backlog to cost Road Accident Fund R49.9bn

The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is saddled with about 45 000 claims that await settlement for a period that ranged between five and 10 years as at last October. The cash-strapped RAF...

Bid to expedite Road Accident Fund bill

Parliament’s portfolio committee on transport has indicated it wants the Road Accident Benefit Scheme Bill passed urgently and before South Africans head to the polls. Chairperson of the committee Dikeledi Magadzi on...

Road Accident Fund replacement will also compensate guilty drivers

Drunk and negligent drivers who cause death or serious injury ‘will receive benefits at the expense of their victims, who will get much smaller pay-outs’. Despite negligence and drunk driving being the...


Over R100-billion to be invested in data centres in South Africa 

By Larry Claasen Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to invest R46-billion in Cape Town by 2029. THE setting up of hyperscale data centres in South Africa...


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