As envisioned, the SMVAF is redefining its approach in its noble mandate to remedy the loss and lighten the burden of injuries and death caused by the widespread of traffic accidents in eSwatini.

The 2020-2024 Strategic Road Map points at many avenues worth pursuing in order to achieve the envisaged new bold future amongst which is persuasion of accident prevention so as to combat that the ever rising claims emanating from the escalating and rampant traffic accidents with our road networks.

 In the Fund’s legislation there is a  provision that explicitly directs the organization to pursue and promote Road Safety Awareness as captured in Section4(j) of the MVA Amendment Act of 2011.

The same piece of legislation has been manipulated to establish a fully fledged Accident Prevention &Public Education Department to drive a reliable program for road safety activations, initiatives and undertakings.

Here below is an approach the work stream would follow using different modes of operations:

The Fund shall implement weekly educational programmes on various media platforms such as radio, television, print and social media and any other platform as deemed necessary on the following topics:
  • traffic safety
  • pedestrian safety
  • MVA procedures
  • and any other awareness related to accident prevention and public education
1Schools Education
Scholars are one of the most vulnerable road users in the Kingdom given that most of them walk (pedestrian) to and from school. We propose various strategies aimed at enforcing road safety such as:
  • Scholar patrols
  • Road safety clubs
  • Essay writing competitions
  • Debates
  • Music competitions (choral)
  • Road safety presentations
2Tinkhundla Centres / Imphakatsi / Communities
  • Public education
  • Legislators
  • Road Safety
  • MVA processes
  • Outdoor/Indoor branding awareness such as MVA cycle charts
  • Cattle Rangers
  • Dip Tank education
  • Impounding Centres
  • MVA awareness at vetinary centres
4Institutional Fleet Management Education

such as PSV’s, Government / armed forces vehicles, corporate companies, churches and trucking industry, etc.

  • Vehicle roadworthiness
  • Overloading
  • Compliance
  • Speeding
  • Driver attitudes and behaviors
5Pedestrian Behaviour, Vulnerability and Fatality


  • Erratic behavior
  • Drunkenness
  • Non-compliance with infrastructural provisions
  • Peer pressure education


  • Exposure to non accommodative road infrastructure
  • Erratic motorists behavior


  • More pedestrians die on the road than any other road user
6Bikers, Cyclist and Joggers
  • Create awareness amongst other road users of their presence and safety
  • Create awareness on bikers, cyclists and joggers through their clubs
  • Public education
7Major National Events

Promotion and support of road safety mechanisms through awareness, education, and visibility

  • Ingwenyama Cup
  • Umhlanga
  • Buganu / Umhlanga / Incwala
  • Bushfire and other nationally acclaimed festivals
8Internal Stakeholder Support

Interlinking with various departments utilising mobile office to push departmental and ultimately Fund mandates

  • Case Management
  • Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Investigation
  • Right of Recourse

Road Safety  is a shared responsibility hence the fund is at all times looking at avenues for collaborating  with stakeholders for a common puporse to prevent accidents on the road network which as captured here below:

 The Fund will set out to effectively provide medical treatment, rehabilitation and compensation for motor vehicle accidents victims and to collaborate with stakeholders in the prevention of traffic accidents through the implementation of global best practices.

November 22, 2023

Your casual speed provokes unruly behaviour from other motorists 

Contrary to the belief that excessive speed is the principal []
November 22, 2023

We pray for a happy and safe easter holiday on the road 

The Easter holiday is nigh and so is the increase []
November 22, 2023

The traffic accidents that come with the marula season 

The interrogation of the causation of traffic accidents has mainly []
November 22, 2023

The rains are pouring on the road and so are traffic accidents! 

Summer is a season that blesses every living creature with []
November 22, 2023

The rainfall, the road surface and the crashes 

All road users are vulnerable and susceptible to traffic accidents []
November 22, 2023

The limits in your claims that imposed by your errant driver

All road users are vulnerable and susceptible to traffic accidents []
November 22, 2023

The hives of economic activity by the roadside

The road by its nature is a place of economic []
November 22, 2023

The highway should not excite motorists unto reckless driving 

The eastern side of the country is abuzz with excitement []
November 22, 2023

The blue high way, blue signs and need for traffic etiquette!

Contrary to the belief that bad roads cause traffic accidents, []
November 22, 2023

Poor maintenance of vehicles-a cause of traffic accidents! 

Some of the traffic accidents realized in traffic are a []
November 22, 2023

Passengers in open bakkies expose themselves to accidents 

The open bakkie is often times than not associated with []
November 22, 2023

Overconfidence behind the wheel – a cause of accidents in traffic

The pool of drivers on the road come with varying []
November 21, 2023

No road is a straight course for ever – intermittently adjust your speed

The speed regulation in every road stretch is often time []
November 21, 2023

Motorists should always look out for pedestrians!

The road is a shared space that is not confined []
November 21, 2023

Loud pipes save lives – share the space with bikers for the rally

By Dumisa Dlamini Every year in August or the teething []
November 21, 2023

How do you claim for your injuries from that car accident

Nothing confounds a road user than a horrific traffic accident []
November 21, 2023

Don’t be so slow as to inconvenience other motorists

Excessive speed has always been associated with the causation of []
November 21, 2023

Consider these four key elements on the road

By Dumisa Dlamini The road remains a place that accommodates []
November 21, 2023

Be wary of muddy and slippery gravel roads

By Dumisa Dlamini There is a lot of traffic that []
November 21, 2023

The inebriated, fast and furious driver – a threat to traffic safety

Driving under the influence of intoxicating stuff remains one of []
November 21, 2023

An impatient driver is potentially a patient in a hospital bed

By Dumisa Dlamini A lot of traffic accidents would have []
November 21, 2023

Why are men almost always on the cell phone when they drive!

One of the fast-emerging calamities on the road are crashes []
November 15, 2023

Road geometry can cause fatal  traffic crashes!

By Dumisa Dlamini The road space is always defined with []
November 7, 2023

The hazards imposed by agricultural activities on the road

By Dumisa Dlamini Now that the rain is here farmers []
August 31, 2023

The big weekend is here – get your act together on the road 

By Dumisa Dlamini This weekend comes laden with a massive []