oa De Rebus - MVA Matters The need for change

Volume 1997, Issue 348
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



In attempting to identify the basic defects it should be remembered that the primary objective of the legislation is to afford the victim of a motor vehicle accident the protection he deserves and that the system was primarily devised to protect the victim against the danger of non-recovery (see the judgment of Ramsbottom JA in Aetna Insurance Co Ltd v Minister of Justice 1960 (3) SA 273 (A) and many successive judgments thereafter in which this principle was established). Apart from this consideration, the motoring public is entitled to demand that collected fuel levy funds are wisely and effectively spent.

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