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259 downloads already of RAF regulations from our site

The RAF Regulations PDF on our website was downloaded 259 times already by 7:35pm on Friday night - showing you the power of the site, modern technology and communication and the constantly growing popularity of the blogs.  It is easier to update a blog than to put together an article, e-mail it to an editor and then await it to be published - even if via e-mail.  Blogs are most useful in getting out the latest news, even if attorneys are often slow to read them! 

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Friday 02-Jun-06   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  Comments
Chris Greenland in Namibia

A busy week for me and a smashing start to the World Cup with some wonderful strikes from Germany tonight in their game against Cosat Rica.

I see former RAF CEO here Chris Greenland has turned up at the Namibian Fund.  He seems to want to help change that system too.  One wonders if the lets change it approach, no matter what country we are in, is the right one.  Each country can hardly be the same, but anyway, that seems to be the approach - you can read the article http://allafrica.com/stories/200606090185.html

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Friday 09-Jun-06   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  Comments
RAF claim act will help Doctors.....

The Road Accident Fund are touting the new legislation as a way to help speed up payments... as if, anyway the most amazing thing to me is why NONE of the Law Societies or the LSSA don't bother to respond to such ridiculous articles.

You can read the Business Report version here: http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=561&fArticleId=3288406

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Tuesday 13-Jun-06   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  Comments
Website stats

The PDF of the Act on our website has already been downloaded over 450 times.  How many comments are we aware that have been submitted this far?  0.  Have you done yours?

The site still gets plenty visitors - 203 on 2 May.  224 on 25 May - a Sun day of all days!  36 000 hits so far this month.

Blogs have been read 1500+ times this month so far - but no way of showing whose is the most popular!  We can but assume its mine.... or I hope.  I am sure with Jacques updating that he has 3rd spot right now........

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Monday 26-Jun-06   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  Comments
RAF - it gets worse

Even the JAA ads in De Rebus warned that the regulations would be followed by another new Act, even worse.  Here is the text from the Government's press release today:

Compiled by the Government Communication and Information System
Date: 29 Jun 2006
Title: Road accident victims may benefit from new scheme

Themba Gadebe, tel: (012) 314-2454

Johannesburg - Cabinet has approved for public comment a strategy tabled by the Department of Transport as part of restructuring the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

Cabinet met at the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday, before a brief recess. The meeting was chaired by President Thabo Mbeki.

Briefing the media in this regard here today, spokesperson Themba Maseko said the strategy proposed the introduction of a no-fault system of benefit for all road accidents victims.

A road accident fund benefit scheme could also be established which according to Mr Maseko was intended to improve the healthcare of those injured.

"Many times victims of road accidents are asked if there have medical aids to determine for which hospital they are best suited," he said, adding that "the scheme would be of great help for people without medical aid to receive broad healthcare.

If approved, the strategy could be implemented in 2008/09 financial year.

"From now on, it will be a process of further consultation with stakeholders," said Mr Maseko.

Posted by Michael de Broglio on Thursday 29-Jun-06   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  Comments

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