Who Can Claim?

Anyone who is injured or suffers a patrimonial loss due to a collision which occurs on South Africa roads in the capacities listed below can claim from the Road Accident Fund:

1. Drivers

2. Passengers

3. Pedestrians

4. Motorcyclists

5. Cyclists

6. Dependents of a Deceased Breadwinner.


A third party claim is a claim for compensation resulting from personal injury to or the death of a person, eg. the death of a breadwinner, in a motor vehicle accident. Such a claim will lie against the RAF, a statutory body. A third party claim only relates to bodily injuries, and accordingly no claim for damage to a motor vehicle or other assets can be claimed from the RAF.