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Have Your Say: Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill [B 17 – 2017]

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The Portfolio Committee on Transport invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill [B 17 – 2017].

The Bill seeks:

  • to provide for a social security scheme for the victims of road accidents;
  • to establish the Road Accident Benefit Scheme Administrator to administer and implement the scheme;
  • to provide a set of defined benefits on a no-fault basis to persons for bodily injury or death caused by or arising from road accidents;
  • to exclude liability of certain persons otherwise liable for damages in terms of the common law; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be addressed to the Portfolio Committee on Transport, for the attention of Valerie Carelse, 3rd floor, W/S 3/79, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to In addition to the written comments, please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

The closing date for written submissions is 30 November 2017.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Valerie Carelse on tel: 021-403 3272, cell: 083 709 8445 or

Issued by Ms DP Magadzi, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport.