Prescription Alert is a computerized diary system which records particulars of all time-barred claims (not only prescribed RAF matters) and more recently, other civil claims registered by practitioners, in order to provide them with early notification of the impending approach of prescription dates. This service is provided at no cost to the profession and practitioners are urged to use this system.
Please also note the 15% penalty loading in Excesses/Deductibles where there are claims for prescription of RAF matters, should Prescription Alert not be utilized or reasonably complied with. This increases to 20% from 1 July 2016.
For all general civil claims, where prescription is governed by contract or the Prescription Act 68 of 1969, the calculation of the prescription date must be done by the responsible attorney. Prescription Alert does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of the date provided.
A "Help line" is also available for attorneys requiring assistance in registering claims with Prescription Alert, or who have queries in regard to statutory provisions relating to time- barred claims.
Contact details for Prescription Alert unit:
Lunga Mtiti (Systems Manager)
Tel no: (021 - 422 2830)
Fax no. (086 -575 6803)
NB: Please note that Prescription Alert will now register your general prescription matters and send you regular reminders about approaching prescription dates. (click here) to register.