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Road Accident Fund Adjusts Claims Limit

October 25, 2019

Road Accident Fund

25 October 2019

The Road Accident Fund has announced a consumer price index (CPI)-related adjustment to the statutory limit in respect of claims for loss of income and support as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

The amount referred to under section 17(4)(c) of the Road Accident Fund Act 56 of 1996 has been adjusted to R288 935 with effect from 31 October 2019.

The announcement was published in Government Gazette 42788.

According to the notice, the purpose of the adjustment is to “counter the effects of CPI inflation”.

No claim for loss of income and support can exceed the latest limit.

Limits are adjusted on a quarterly basis in line with inflation.

Meanwhile, the transport department has published proposed amendments to the Civil Aviation Regulations in Gazette 42789.

Parts to be amended include Part 1 (Definitions and Abbreviations relating to Part 141 & Part 60); Part 60 (Flight Simulator Training Devices); Part 61 (Pilot Licensing) and Part 141 (Aviation Training Organisations).

Amendments to Technical Standards are also proposed including SA CATS 60 (Flight Simulator Training Devices); SA CATS 61 (Pilot Licensing) and SA CATS 141 (Aviation Training Organisations).

Comment is invited until 23 November 2019.

In Gazette 42799, the department has listed the approved Dangerous Goods Training Bodies.

The service providers were approved in terms of Regulation 280 (1) of the National Road Traffic Regulation of 2000.

Dangerous goods include explosives, gases, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing substances, toxic & infectious substances and radioactive material.