Road Accident Fund – Officer Legal Cost Payment (x4)


The Road Accident Fund’s mission is to provide appropriate cover to all road users within the borders of South Africa; to rehabilitate and compensate persons injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in a timely and caring manner; and to actively promote safe use of our roads

The Organization requires the services of qualified individuals for the following position on a Twelve (12) Months Fixed Term Contract the position will be based in Johannesburg Regional Office.




LOCATION:  CLOSING DATE & TIME: 11/24/2020 11:55 PM

Purpose of the Job: is responsible for the effective and efficient settlement of legal costs

Key Performance Areas

Settlement and payments of Legal costs.

  • Acknowledge receipt of hard copy files from Legal Cost Assistant
  • Prioritise files on the basis of taxation and fee analysis
  • Evaluate bills of costs settled or taxed
  • Assess bills of costs not set down for taxation
  • Assess bills of costs set down for taxation
  • Assess bills of costs for block settlements
  • Mark bills and make settlement offers
  • Attend taxation at court
  • Process bills for payment on acceptance of offer or consider counter proposal if offer is rejected
  • Prepare for and attend court for taxation
  • Instruct Pane Attorney or Cost Consultant in consultation with supervisor to attend taxation
  • Approve bills in terms of delegation of authority
  • Attend to queries from both internal and external stakeholders
  • Review matters as taxed /settled and attend to such review and attend court appeal
  • Provide advice to claims sections, attorneys and costs consultants
  • Approve legal cost payments in terms of delegation of authority
  • Maintain accurate record of activities for submission to supervisor
  • Writs:

. –   Assess the file and check the validity of the writ

–     Collate all the required documents

–     Calculate interest amount

–     Check if the correct sheriff is being paid

–     Total amount due is payable

–     Confirm it is not a duplicate payment

–     Assess the writ causes

–     Advise the management on the exact cause

–     Recover the extra costs where applicable

.Qualifications and Experience

  • NQF 7 (Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma) in Law related qualification to discipline.
  • Relevant 3 years’ experience in a claims environment

Technical and behavioral competencies required

  • Personal Mastery
  • Emotional wisdom
  • Ethics and governance
  • Customer orientation and customer focus
  • Good understanding and a sound and practical knowledge of RAF policies, procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of MVA processes and procedures
  • Computer literacy
  • Team work


Total cost to company of the minimum remuneration package applicable to this position is

R349 998.00 per annumand will be negotiable commensurate with experience.

NB: “RAF offers Total Employment Cost packages with no additional contributions from the Employer, successful candidates are required to structure their packages in a manner that will suit their needs”

Closing date: 24 November 2020

Applications can be forwarded for attention of the recruitment officer at Johannesburg; e-mail address is or Hand delivered at 8-10 Junction Avenue, Block A, Parktown, Johannesburg.


  1. Indicate the name and the reference number for the position you are applying for on the subject line
  2. Do not submit copies of qualifications and ID as these will be requested from shortlisted candidates on the interview date
  3. Submit a short CV with a maxim of 5 pages
  4. Please indicate your current salary and salary expectations if considered for the position.

     The Road Accident Fund subscribes to the principles of employment equity and preference will be given to groups who are under represented in terms of our Employment Equity Plan


  • Applicants who have not received any correspondence from us within six weeks from the closing date can consider themselves unsuccessful

     Security vetting shall be conducted on all prospective employees
  • It is the applicants’ responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation.

  • The positions are a Twelve (12) Months Fixed Term Contract

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