a) The table below shows the number of foreigner related payments processed for the period by regional office.
b) The table below shows the value / amount of capital paid to foreigner related claims for the period by regional office.
c) The RAF is unable to indicate the status of documented and undocumented claimants that have been paid in the last three years as requested, as no such an indicator exists in the claims system.
However, the RAF has in line with Section 17(l) has to ensure that the accident happened “… at any place within the Republic”. The RAF has issued a directive to ensure that every foreigner submits a stamped passport indicating that they were in the Republic when the accident occurred.
Furthermore, Section 44 of the Immigration Act compels RAF as an organ of state to “ascertain the status or citizenship of the persons receiving its services and shall report to the Director-General any alleged foreigner or any person whose status or citizenship could not be ascertained”.
d) The RAF has, however, implemented controls to confirm foreign claimants’ mortality status prior to payment release. This process requires verification of passports, or asylum confirmation documents to ensure that only documented foreign claimants are compensated.