Trust operations and infrastruture
In October 2020, the Executive Management Team was appointed to run the day-to-day operations of the trust and to ensure the infrastructure and processes are in place for the lodgement of claims and payment of compensation to eligible claimants.
The following structures have been established, as required by the Trust Deed, including appointing individuals to posts specified in the Trust Deed. The central structures for the approval of claims are:
- Trust Certification Committee
The Trust Certification Committee is required to assess documents in respect of every claim submitted in order to determine whether each claim is valid.
- Medical Certification Panel
The Medical Certification Panel assesses the medical reports that must accompany each claim. A panel of 12 medical doctors have been appointed to sit on the panel, split into groups of three doctors per panel.
An expert Medical Advisory Panel has been set up to advise the trustees on any medically related matters.Main members
Dr Mpho Rabada
Prof. Mohammed Jeebhay
Prof. David ReesAlternate members
Dr Spo Kgalamono
Associate Prof. Saloshni Naidoo
Dr Vanessa GovenderRight of Appeal
Any claimant whose application is declined, either on medical or any other grounds, may lodge an appeal with the Reviewing Authority. The Reviewing Authority is comprised of independent experts who were not involved in determining the original claim outcome, and includes the following bodies:Medical Reviewing Authority
The Medical Reviewing Authority will review disputes related to medical certification findings.Certification Reviewing Authority
The Certification Reviewing Authority will review Notices of Ineligibility issued by Lodgement Officers and Notices of Ineligibility or Certifications issued by the Trust Certification Committee.